• Steelhead Tataki

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Steelhead Tataki
    Our girls have always loved Asian food, particularly with an always salty, sweet, slightly spicy dipping sauce. Of course we had to formulate our own version, and now we are sharing with you! Last week Bruce made us Steelhead Tataki – the perfect accompaniment to my (not so) secret sauce
    Posted in Fish, Recipe
  • Roasted Chicken

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Roasted Chicken
    his week (july 2020) in our gathered baskets we hope to enhance your cooking skills. roasted chicken is a staple for every cook’s repertoire. if you ordered a basket, this week’s video instructions will guide you through every step, including your own pan gravy! we know roasted chicken can be intimidating for all, so we wanted to share our recipe with our blog readers too! this month with the help of those who ordered baskets, we are donating meals to the learning collaborative. 
    Posted in Chicken, Gathered, Recipe
  • Chimichurri Recipe

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Chimichurri Recipe

    One of Bruce’s favorite is Chimichurri. The versatility is a big part – it can be used as a sauce or marinade. Everyone has their version so here is ours. Most recipes call for shallots, but we use scallions because of the milder flavor.

    See the recipe below. How do you relish?

    Posted in Herbs, Recipe, Relish
  • Cooking for a Cause

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Cooking for a Cause

    As many of you know, I have been on the Charlotte Wine and Food board since the beginning of time. We have enjoyed so many memorable wine dinners while providing for children’s charities in our region.

  • Gotta love a pretty table... or 10!

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Gotta love a pretty table... or 10!
    Quarantine has me dreaming of dinner parties a bit more than usual… so today, I’m sharing a few of our tables. Hopefully this can serve as a bit ...
  • Chicken Paprikash

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer
    8 skin on chicken thighs 1 large onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, crushed 3 T Paprika (sweet or hot or 1 T smoked) Olive Oil 1 15 ounce can crushed ...
    Posted in Chicken, Recipe
  • Fettuccine with Mushrooms

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Fettuccine with Mushrooms
    serves 4 3 T olive oil 2 – 7 ounce packages mushrooms, sliced 1 ounce dried mushrooms (optional) 1 shallot, fine diced 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1...
    Posted in Pasta, Recipe
  • Parsnip Fries

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Parsnip Fries

    The best part of this recipe is that it’s more of a technique than an actual recipe.

  • Chicken and Rice Recipe

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Chicken and Rice Recipe
    8 bone in, skin on chicken thighs 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves, garlic, sliced 1 T fresh thyme, chopped, (or 1 t dried) 3 bay leaves 1 lemon, ...
    Posted in Chicken, Recipe
  • Asheville 2018

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Asheville 2018
    We took a quick trip to see the sights of Asheville, North Carolina. The last time we were in Asheville was over 15 years ago, so a lot has changed! We spent most of our time eating. Although we did sneak in a Tedeschi Truck Band concert which was a great treat. We started our visit up on the hill overlooking the town staying with friends (note the awesome view).
  • Thanksgiving Wine List 2017

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Thanksgiving Wine List 2017
    If you know me, you know I love my wine, and love sharing my recommendations with all of you. With some help from local Charlotte wine stores, we put together a great list to choose from for the holidays. I hope you and yours have an awesome thanksgiving, and if you enjoy any of these during the holiday season please send us your pictures! 
    Posted in Wine
  • Team

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Team
    In our line of work, it takes a team to get anything done. This weekend (2017) we were a part of a great team that helped produce a fabulous wedding for a lovely family.
  • Farm to Table at North Corner Haven

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Farm to Table at North Corner Haven
    I think if you were to look at just about every restaurant menu, they either mention farm to table or list the name of farms from which they source products. When we had a restaurant in 1996, we put the names of our farms on the host stand. And, to be honest, most people did not notice, read or care. Now if you don’t list a farm it seems like you must not be using anything local.
  • Nashville 2016

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Nashville 2016
    I love to make reservations. I love to travel. I don’t get to do a lot of either because we work so much. One of my favorite cities the visit fro...
  • Maine Trip 2017

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Maine Trip 2017
    Since I was a young girl, I have been lucky enough to be included in a longstanding family tradition of traveling to Belgrade Lakes Maine with one of my oldest and best friends and her family. Three generations represented.
  • Summer Tomato Bounty

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Summer Tomato Bounty
    Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes –I can’t get enough of them. I like heirloom, cherry, grape, whatever I can get my hands on.
    Posted in Recipe, Summer, Tomatoes
  • Charleston Spots *2018 Version*

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Charleston Spots *2018 Version*
    Charleston has some great food. We have an ongoing list and try new places each time we go.
  • Rosé all day

    by Leslie Schlernitzauer Rosé all day
    From time to time, I hope to share with you things I enjoy. Consider this the fashion piece of my blog, but instead of a great pair of shoes it’s a great bottle of wine. I do love a good glass of wine and trust many of you do as well. In addition, I will let you know where you can find the wine in the Charlotte area.
    Posted in Wine