Yum Meals this Week!

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26Feb2016_1_Sushi-Joy_Robin_Right-FacingYum meals an fun to do! Breakfast and twoi dinners. As folks say, “You do eat well!” and yes we do. Meals from scratch make it so much fun, interesting and nutricious. You can pick and choose what ingredients are included in the dishes. We try very hard to eat local. And now that Spring has arrived, the Boise Farm,ers Market is open every Saturday and we get fresh and locally produced items.
Let’s start with Tuesday dinner. A wonderful Asian Grilled Salmon, although I did not grill the salmon thgis time but rather braised it in the Asian marinade. And as a note, most – not all – but most of the ingredients to these dishes are local products – Idaho grown!

Tuesday’s dinner –

Asian Salmon Braised Mushrooms Steameed Asparagus

Asian Salmon
Braised Mushrooms
Steameed Asparagus

Wednesday –

Muishroom Omelet Fresh Fruit

Mushroom Omelet
Fresh Fruit

Lamb Chops wsith Mustard Cream Sauce Mashedd Parsnips, Turnip and Blue Potato Steamed Brusssels Sprouits in Balsamic Vinegar and Sherry Reduction

Lamb Chops
with
chardonnay mustard cream sauce

Mashed Parsnips, Turnip and Blue Potato

Steamed Brusssels Sprouts
in
balsamic vinegar and sherry reduction with butter

Dump Cake with trawberry fan on whipped cream

Dump Cake
with
strawberry fan on whipped cream

Seafood Stirfry


Scallops, Shrimp, Broccoli, Carrots, Onions and Chard. Great stir fry!

Scallops, Shrimp, Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, Asparagus, Oyster Mushrooms, Shiitake Mushrooms and Chard all served over some delicious Basmati Rice. Great stir fry!

Great Weekend Coming Up At Parma Ridge Winery and Restaurant


Great food and wine again this weekend. Well worth the 45 minute travel time.

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6April216_1c_Parma-Ridge-Restaurant_HeaderAnother exciting weekend of great food, super wine and smiling faces at Parma Ridge Winery is coming this weekend! Want a great Rib-Eye and a good wine to go with it? It’s here! Try to call ahead to let them know you are coming and about how many will be in your party. And if the weather is nice, I’ll bet you can sit on the patio and look out over the Snake River AVA, or at least part of it. Here is the offering this weekend. Thanks Stephanie!

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Para-motors “Dropping-In” for Happy Hour Last Weekend

It’s sure to be a fun weekend of wonderful wine, fabulous food, and an amazing atmosphere at Parma Ridge!

We are open Friday 12 – 7 p.m., Saturday 12 – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. offering our Regular Menu and Wine Tasting each day — and Happy Hour Specials Friday…

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Superb Winery Restaurant in Parma, Idaho


6April216_1c_Parma-Ridge-Restaurant_HeaderAnd the patio at Parma Ridge Winery Restaurant will be great to go and enjoy the view of the vineyard, have some delicious food and sip a great wine! Yup! It’s gonna be an awesome weekend! I think I finally got my email straightened out to where I can receive these notices from Stephanie. Thank-You Stephanie for your patience. Look what is happening this weekend. Go and enjoy!!

The patio is open! Wonderful sunny and warm day.

The patio is open! Wonderful sunny and warm day.

It is going to be another beautiful weekend…
What better way to spend it than at Parma Ridge?

It’s sure to be a fun weekend of wonderful wine, fabulous food, and an amazing atmosphere. We are open Friday 12 – 7 p.m., Saturday 12 – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. offering our Regular Menu and Wine Tasting each day — and Happy Hour Specials Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Sunday Brunch Specials. Reservations recommended for groups of 4 or more if dining in the tasting room or on the patio.

Due to last weekend’s popularity (and the fact that we sold most of our steaks on Friday!) Storm is running another steak special this weekend —
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY due to limited stock from the butcher. Try the Delicious Char-Grilled Fillet Mignon with Smoked Bleu cheese butter, Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Cabernet Beef Demi-Glace, Grilled Asparagus and Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread for $11.95, while supplies last. (See below for a mouth-watering pic).

Happy Hour Specials Friday from 4-7 p.m. with purchase of glass of wine, mimosa or beer:
2 Sliders with Rosemary Truffle Fries: Pork, Mesquite Ground Beef, “Triple B“ or “Deluxe” – $6.50
Parma Ridge Grilled Romaine Salads: Bacon & Blue Cheese or Chicken Caesar – $6.50
Char-grilled Kielbasa or Andouille on a Hoagie Roll with Black Cherry BBQ sauce, Deli Mustard and Caramelized Onions – $5.95
Personal size Flatbread: BBQ Pork, BBQ Grilled Chicken, “The Patricia,” “The Kathleen” or Pepperoni – $5.95
Parma Ridge House Salad: Mixed greens with apple cider vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese and poached pear – $5.95
Basket of Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries with House-made aioli – $5

Sunday Brunch Specials:
Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich with Cheesy Bacon Fries – $6.95
Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy with a Fried Egg – $7.95
We are no longer offering Mushroom Soup and will only be offering Storm’s Northwest Creamy Clam Chowder for one more weekend, so be sure to get your fill this weekend before it’s gone!

Bob Young from the Treasure Valley Wine and Food Society enjoyed his birthday celebration at Parma Ridge last Friday (I certainly did!), enjoy the wonderful write-up from his experience here: https://treasurevalleywinesociety.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/great-dinner-at-parma-ridge-winery-bistro/.

Dont’ Forget – Vote for Parma Ridge Winery for the Best of the Treasure Valley! http://idahostatesman.secondstreetapp.com/l/2016-Best-Of-Treasure-Valley-/Ballot/Dining
Click on Best Idaho Winery and scroll down to vote for Parma Ridge Winery. Thank you for supporting us!

In addition to our unreleased 2015 Parma Ridge Wines – Dry Riesling, Dry Unoaked Chardonnay and LaRea Dolce Sweet Riesling; we have a new addition in the tasting room. We are now offering Bartholomew’s 2013 5th Quarter Blend: This Red Mountain Carmenere dominant 5 varietal Bordeaux style blend is like none other. Plenty of spice and earth balanced with great color, tannin and fruit flavors. Varietals: Carmenere, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Pairs nicely with steak! Retail $32/bottle, $8/glass.

Mark your Calendars – Mother’s Day Weekend at Parma Ridge
Take your mom to Parma Ridge for Mother’s Day Weekend for a Special Menu created by Chef Storm. Moms will enjoy a free glass of wine. We will also be having a 30% Off Painting sale of our Stephanie Lindsey original oil paintings all weekend. Open Friday, 12-7 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call now to reserve your table.

Enjoy the Sunshine and See you this weekend!

Cheers,
Steph & Storm
Parma Ridge Winery
208-946-5187
info@parmaridge.wine

6April216_1_Parma-Ridge-Restaurant_Clam-ChowderLast weekend to enjoy Storm’s Northwest Creamy Northwest Clam Chowder — Claimed the “Best Chowder” by over 12 of our very own customers. [Make that 13.]

6April216_1a_Parma-Ridge-Restaurant_Char-Grilled-Fillet-MignonChar-Grilled Fillet Mignon with Smoked Bleu cheese butter, Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Cabernet Beef Demi-Glace, Grilled Asparagus and Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread. [These are super great!!]

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Char-Broil Grill Maiden “Voyage” – Spatchcock Chicken

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3April2016_1_New-CharBroil-Grill_BSU-CoverI have always liked Char-Broil grills. Well built and long lasting. The last one I had, a combination gas/charcoal grill lasted 10 years. This one, an American Gourmet Deluxe Smoker, BBQ and Grill from Char-Broil seems to work very well. The photo to the left is the grill with it’s BSU cover on it.

A spatchcock is a historical term for a culled immature male chicken, but increasingly denotes a preparation technique. The spatchcock, also known as “spattlecock”, is poultry or game that has been prepared for roasting or grilling by removing the backbone, and sometimes the sternum of the bird and flattening it out before cooking. The preparation of a bird in such a manner for cooking may also be known as butterflying the bird. The term “spatchcock” is used when the backbone is removed, whether or not the sternum is removed. Removing the sternum allows the bird to be flattened more fully…Barbecue (also barbeque, BBQ and barby/barbies) is both a cooking method and an apparatus. The generally accepted differences between barbecuing and grilling are cooking durations and the types of heat used. Grilling is generally done quickly over moderate-to-high direct heat that produces little smoke, while barbecuing is done slowly over low, indirect heat and the food is flavored by the smoking process…The word barbecue when used as a noun can refer to the cooking method, the meat cooked in this way, the cooking apparatus (the “barbecue grill” or simply “barbecue”), or to an event where this style of food is featured. Used as an adjective, “barbecued” refers to foods cooked by this method. The term is also used as a verb for the act of cooking food in this manner. Barbecuing is usually done out-of-doors by smoking the meat over wood or charcoal. Restaurant barbecue may be cooked in large brick or metal ovens designed for that purpose. There are numerous regional variations of barbecuing, and it is practiced around many areas of the world. [Wikipedia]

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The new grill by Char-Broil An American Gourmet Deluxe

The new grill by Char-Broil An American Gourmet Deluxe

The spatchcock chicken. The pepper is a combination of black, pink and green that I ground. Great flavors.

The spatchcock chicken. The pepper is a combination of black, pink and green peppers that I ground. Great flavors. A light sprinkle of Lemon Olive Oil.

Grilling

Grilling

The plated dinner. Grilled Potato with Sour Cream Green Salad with Tomato, Green Onion and Corn Shoots Green Peas Spatchcock Grilled Chicken

The plated dinner.

Grilled Potato with Sour Cream
Green Salad with Tomato, Green Onion, Carrot Threads and Corn Shoots
Green Peas
Spatchcock Grilled Chicken

A good wine from Downton Abbey

A good wine from Downton Abbey

Wonderful Easter Ham Dinner

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26Feb2016_1_Sushi-Joy_Robin_Right-FacingSuch a great time having a meal with family. Robin, Marnie and Mac. We did miss Christopher and Sophia, but they got a “Care Package”. Hope they enjoy it. The photos below are what we had and some of the recipes are with the photos. Mac made some wonderful rolls and there are some left-over for ham sandwiches. A word about the recipes, especially the Holiday Ham recipe by Chef Michael Symon. When we watched him make the ham on the ABC program The Chew, he used a ham steak. I altered that somewhat and use a Shank Portion Smoked Ham. The same technique that Chef Symon used for browning the ham was used so I would have some pan “grameles” for the gravy. I roasted the ham in the oven at 350 degrees F but first, after cross hatching the skin and fat layer and rubbing it with some ground clove and ground allspice and then some good maple syrup. Not much, but enough to give the ham some sweetness. The recipe for the Holiday Ham and the Parsley Salad are permanently located in the recipe file above. It turned out superb. Here are some photos of the dinner. Enjoy!

Parsley Salad with Shaved Radish and Fresh Miners Lettuce.

Parsley Salad with Shaved Radish and Fresh Miners Lettuce

Again, another recipe adapted from Chef Michael Symon. We did alter it by adding honey, radish and miners lettuce. Enjoy the recipe – easy to do and so refreshing. Parsley Salad

Ham Ham Gravy Smashed  Garlic Blue Potatoes Steamed and Minted Sugar Snap Peas

Oven Roasted Shank Portion Smoked Ham
Ham Gravy
Smashed Garlic Blue Potatoes
Steamed and Minted Sugar Snap Peas

Mac made some awesome rolls to go with the ham. We also had a 2014 Estancia Pinot Grigio that went very well with the dinner.

Pineapple Carrot Upside Down Cake Marnie made this. She found these individual "cake pans" that worked very well for her. Basically, sliced pineapple on the bottom with brown sugar and then carrot cake batter on top and baked. It was super! Thanks Marnie.

Pineapple Carrot Cake Upside Down Cake

Marnie made this. She found these individual “cake pans” that worked very well for her. Basically, sliced pineapple on the bottom with brown sugar and then carrot cake batter on top and baked. Iced with the standard Carrot Cake Icing. It was super! Thanks Marnie.

Pineapple Carrot Cake Upside Down Cake Icing is on the bottom! Told you it was upside down!

Pineapple Carrot Cake Upside Down Cake

Icing is on the bottom! Told you it was an upside down!

2016 Treefort/Foodfort Boise

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26March2016_1_Treefort-Foodfort-Boise_GlassWell I did go this year. The first time since the first one that was held 4 years ago in 2012. What drew me this year? Janie Burns and probably the fact that the organizers added Idaho food products, thus Foodfort!

The Treefort Music Fest is a five-day, indie rock festival which is held at numerous venues throughout downtown Boise, Idaho in late March.The 2014 festival took place March 20–23 with the featured acts Built to Spill, The Joy Formidable, and Poliça; the 2015 festival, scheduled March 25–29, featured TV On The Radio, Trampled By Turtles, and Emily Wells, and locals Built to Spill and Josh Ritter. Treefort has been called “the west’s best SXSW alternative” and “Boise’s preeminent artistic, cultural and musical happening” which has “morphed from quirky music festival to consuming community event.” It has also been characterized as having become a “nationally renowned gathering just by maintaining its personable close-knit vibe” and a “music lover’s joyous mayhem” which showcases the soul of Boise. [Wikipedia]

Here’s some of the venue – Beer, Food and Entertainment.

It was very full and busy.

It was very full and busy.

All ages jumping rope!

All ages jumping rope!

They were very good!

They were very good!

See?

See?

And these folks.

And these folks.

To a hand-stand!

To a hand-stand!

There were many local and Idaho breweries represented. Some very good micro breweries and nano breweries.

There were many local and Idaho breweries represented. Some very good micro breweries and nano breweries.

Chef Richard -  James Beard Nominee - from Vincinos.

Chef Richard – James Beard Nominee – from Vincinos.

He uses local rainbow carrots in some of his dishes.

He uses local rainbow carrots in some of his dishes.

He made, for public consumption and enjoyment, Lamb with Polenta and Tomato. It was superb!

He made, for public consumption and enjoyment, Duck with Polenta and Tomato. It was superb!

The folks from Juniper were there also.

The folks from Juniper were there also.

Juniper provided Kuboto Beef with Farro.  Again, all Idaho products!

Juniper provided Kuboto Beef with Farro. Again, all Idaho products!

The Modern Hotel supplied us with a delicious Sausage and Lentil dish.

The Modern Hotel supplied us with a delicious Sausage and Lentil dish.

I heard the Michael from Acme Bakeshop was working on a new bread and had samples. I did not see him. But maybe next week when the Boise Farmers Market opens for the season. Find them from 9am to 1pm at 10th and Grove in Boise.

St Patrick’s Day Party

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19Mar2016_1_Irish-Soda-BreadAlthough it was not actually St Patrick’s Day on Saturday, we still had a wonderful party and meal. Thanks to Tom and Leanne Felzien for inviting us and for opening your home to all of us. It was delightful. Our task this year was to make the Irish Soda Bread, and that we did, after a little research and combining of recipes from Chef Michael Symon and The Chew, Ina Garten and the Tasting Table Test Kitchen. Here is the recipe I used for our Irish Soda Bread. And even if I do say so myself, it is by far some of the best soda bread I/we have EVER eaten! Bar none! Try it and let us know what you think. We also had a wonderful dip that Heather brought. I think this is the recipe: Guinness and Mustard Cheese Dip! Here are some photos from the party. And, by the way, this is the farm where we get our lamb. Never had a bad piece of lamb in almost 10 years from them. We are on the list again this year for 1/2 a spring lamb! Yum.

The day and the event calls for some good Scotch and maybe a brew, too.

The day and the event calls for some good Scotch and maybe a brew, too.

The finished product of our soda bread.

The finished product of our soda bread.

Roasted Root Vegetables (Beets, Potato, Turnip} Cabbage Irish Soda Bread Corned Beef

Roasted Root Vegetables
(Beets, Potato, Parsnip, Turnip}
Cabbage
Irish Soda Bread
Corned Beef

Crescent Roll Tacos

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26Feb2016_1_Sushi-Joy_Robin_Right-FacingSo different, yet so good. At least for a slight change. And you can make them at home easily. Let’s look at how to make these. And then ask the kids to help you assemble them. Cook for about 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Crescent rolls are unpacked and laid in a circle on a sheet pan. Fry off about 1 lbs of hamburger mixed with some garlic and green onion. Add some Mexican spices and some salsa.

Crescent rolls are unpacked and laid in a circle on a sheet pan. Fry off about 1 lbs of hamburger mixed with some garlic and green onion. Add some Mexican spices and some salsa.

Drain the liquid from the hamburger. Place in a ring as shown and top with some shredded cheese. Fold the “points” to the center and tuck under.

Bake off at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until the rolls turn light brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

Bake off at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until the rolls turn light brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

Serve with sour cream, diced fresh tomatoes and fresh shredded lettuce.

Serve with sour cream, diced fresh tomatoes and fresh shredded lettuce.

Can also be served without the sour cream.

Can also be served without the sour cream.

There you go. Easy to do and fun to make.

BLT for Breakfast

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16Mar2016_1_Captains-Shack_Breakfast_Breakfast-BLTActually, YES! Standard BLT, bacon and toast – a Toasted Whole Wheat English Muffin. Forget the mayo and cheese. Slowly created Meadowlark Farms Fried Egg, local Tomato, 1 piece Falls Brand Bacon and local Spinach. Delicious! Carbs 23.7g, saturated fat 28.0g and calories 498. Really, really good! And Mark you calendars – BFM – Boise Farmers MarketOpens Saturday, April 2 at 9:00am at 10th and Grove in Boise!

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