Quick Salmon

A quick dinner of salmon seasoned with salt, pepper, fresh garlic, dried cilantro, olive oil and lemon juice. Did you know that salmon is a “brain” food? …read more

It’s Spring! Think Pink!

It’s spring, and that means everything is coming up Rosés. When the weather warms up I tend to want to lighten up in the wine department, but don’t always want to drink white wine. Here’s a to-the-point video on how to appreciate pink wine, a great middle-of-the road option.…read more

Groovy Gazpacho

It’s warming up outside and everyone is starting to think about summer. When the temperature goes up, we have to be careful to stay hydrated. One of my favorite summer snacks to hydrate and provide sustenance, without slowing me down is Gazpacho. I sometimes like to have a bowl before a workout. It gives me…read more

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

HELP DAD ENTERTAIN IN STYLE THIS FATHER’S DAY WITH A  “SMOKE, SPIRIT &  SAVOR” FATHER’S DAY GIFT BOX   CUSTOMIZED WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:   * “FIRE AND SMOKE” COOKBOOK * * LOMAR FARMS PURE RAW HONEY * *  BARBECUE RUB * * TRADER JOE’S  BLOODY MARY MIXER * * SAGOPONACKA LONG ISLAND VODKA…read more

EnJoie’ing the High Life with Delta Airlines and The Food Network at the New York City Wine and Food Festival

Flashback to 5 years ago when I met Master Sommelier, Andrea Immer Robinson at the Food Network NYCWFF benefiting NoKidHungry with Naima Sanowar Anthony, The Adventurista. Thanks Naima for the great photos!   Naima : Judia, why did you choose this particular event to attend together, out of all the events at the 2011 Food Network’s New York City…read more

Meatballs and Montepulciano

I finally got my hands on some of Joe Campanale’s Annona Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, a wine I first tried at dell’Anima in the West Village several years ago and then again at L’Apicio Restaurant in the East Village last December. Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo is a deep-colored hearty rosé wine for people who like red wine but want something a little different. Not to…read more

A Power Brunch that Packs a Punch of Flavor

You’ve heard of a power lunch, but how about a power brunch? It’s Labor Day weekend, and for many that means you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or even brunch from the comfort of your own home. If you’re tired of the same old, same old, instead of eggs and bacon, how about eggs, spinach and…read more