This is a slight variation on one of my favorite meat dishes. It was a big hit with my husband. Hope you enjoy it.
Saucy Sirloin Tips
¼ cup of garlic olive oil
1 pound sirloin steak, cut into ¾ inch cubes
1 large onion, cut into pieces
1 pound Portabella mushrooms, sliced
1 T. basil
½ t. garlic granules
1 t. coarse ground black pepper
2 t. sea salt
4 fresh Sweet Italian Basil leaves
14.5 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes
½ cup Cabernet Sauvignon wine
¼ cup Garlic Balsamic Vinegar
Spinach Fettuccini for four
Pour olive oil in a large skillet. Place steak, onion, mushrooms and spices in the olive oil and cook until the meat is done and the vegetables are tender. Add basil leaves, tomatoes, wine, balsamic vinegar to the skillet. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Prepare the fettuccini as directed on the packaging. Drain. Pour the pasta into the skillet and blend. Simmer for four minutes. Serve while still hot.
I wanted to share the following announcement, sent to me by Susan E.Lindsey, about a writer’s workshop that I will be taking part in on July 12. Hope some of you will find it interesting. I’d love to see you there.
Registration Opens for “Exploring the Writer’s Craft” Speakers at July 12 workshop include novelist Allie Pleiter and biographer Alanna Nash; registration discounted until June 15
Writers across the region are invited to the third annual writing workshop organized by Louisville-based Women Who Write, July 12, at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 505 Buffalo Run Rd., Shepherdsville, Ky. The full-day workshop, “Exploring the Writer’s Craft,” focuses on helping writers build skills.
Keynote—prolific novelist Allie Pleiter of Chicago (The Firefighter’s Match and other novels)
Guided Writing / Poetry—Dr. Annette Allen (Country of Light and What Vanishes)
The Right Word: The Power of the Particular—Bobbi Buchanan, editor of New Southerner
Swirl, Sip, Write: Writing About Wine—P. Faye Collins (A Wine Lover’s Odyssey Across Kentucky)
Audio Books: Part of Your Publishing Model—Carol Dines, narrator of 400+ books
Humor for Lunch—Joan Dubay, Women Who Write member
The Exhilaration of Writing Historical Nonfiction—Sid Easley (A Courthouse Tragedy: Politics, Murder and Redemption in a Small Kentucky Town)
Blogging with Purpose—Amy Higgs (http://write-is-might.com)
How to Hire and Work with an Editor—Susan E. Lindsey, owner of Savvy Communication
A Perfect Romance—Sandy Loyd, author of fifteen romance novels
Writing Biography—Alanna Nash (Baby, Let’s Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him)
Izhiibii’an (Write Things a Certain Way)—Ojibwe poet and professor Dr. Selene Phillips
Writing Historical Fiction: Getting Started—Mary Popham (Back Home in Landing Run)
Free Write: Give Yourself Permission to Just Write—Linda Satterlee-McFadin
Although the event is organized by Women Who Write, all writers (female and male) at all levels of experience, are encouraged to attend. Books published by the speakers will be available for purchase. After the workshop, attendees can mingle with speakers at a reception featuring Kentucky wines.
Lunch is included in the registration fee of $60; a discounted rate of $45 is available for seniors (60+), students, Women Who Write members, and those who register by June 15. Online registration is now open at www.WomenWhoWrite.com or attendees can register by mail: Women Who Write, PO Box 6167, Louisville, KY 40206.
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Last spring we visited Forest Edge Winery and were very impressed by the tasting room and by the wine. While we were unable to get back for a visit, we were happy to find them at Jane’s Saddlebag’s wine festival this past weekend. Their wine was just as good as we remembered. They have a lovely, light, dry Riesling. Wine lovers who enjoy a Riesling with want to give this one a try. After a taste, I wanted more. Forest Edge’s Riesling has all of the wonderful qualities of dry, German Rieslings, a fruity, floral aroma and a tart citrusy taste that lingers.
We also had the privilege of meeting the maker of their memorable wine. Raymond “Butch” Meyer is one of Kentucky’s premier winemakers. A few years ago, Meyer won a Best of Show Red in an International Amateur Winemaker competition. Today, he is winemaker at Forest Edge Winery, as well as at Millanova Vineyard and Winery and Brooks Hill Winery; and is winning awards. At the 2014 KY Derby Festival Wine Competition, five Forest Edge wines won Gold.
Forest Edge Winery is located just off I-65 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. I recommend visiting if you have a chance and look forward to our next trip.by admin
Last weekend, over 3000 people enjoyed the 2nd Annual Wine Festival at Jane’s Saddlebag. From noon to six, visitors spent time strolling through the grounds, exploring the vendors’ booths, and tasting the wine. Many bought glasses or bottles and found a cozy place in the shade to while away the afternoon listening to the music. Even though the weather was hot, the festival was a success.
As a vendor, I spent most of the weekend greeting many old friends and interested wine lovers who stopped by to chat or to look at my book. Luckily, my tent was next to Lovers Leap so I was able to enjoy wine during the festival.
Sunday, I did take a little time to explore and taste a few of the wines. I tried a Seyval Blanc at Rose Hill Farm Winery. Though it was too sweet for my taste, it is very good and I recommend it for those who like off dry whites. At Smith Berry Vineyard and Winery, I tried the new vintage of their Burley which is always a good choice for those who like full-bodied reds. I tried Traminette, another off-dry white, at Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery and again I recommend it to those who like a sweeter wine. My last stop before returning to my table was Verona Vineyards, where I tasted one of my favorite Kentucky wines, their Dornfelder. It was as good as usual.
At the end of the festival, Jane’s Saddlebag was already looking ahead at ways to improve next year’s festival and wine lovers are already looking forward to their 3rd Annual Wine Festival.by admin