Painting of Grapes by M-J de Mesterton Hangs at the Tiny Bar of Her California Kitchen
Below: M-J’s Meat Sauce with Red and White California Wines Cooks Eight Hours in a Crock Pot, with Bottles Nearby for Adding More at Random Intervals
For a casual supper at my beach house, I once made meat sauce with wine and sliced seedless grapes, then put it on home-made pizza for a visiting family of Armenians. They loved it!
Below, a photo from earlier this year of Little Gems Sweet Lettuce by California’s Venerable Tanimura & Antle Farms
*M-J’s Original Red Chile Oil
One cup of liquid (room-temp) coconut oil, safflower or peanut oil
One half-cup of red pepper flakes or crushed, dried chiles
One or two tablespoons of cayenne pepper (optional)
Two tablespoons of soy sauce (this liquid will help reconstitute and soften your dried chiles (chillis) or red pepper flakes.)
Mix ingredients together and keep at room-temperature in a sealed jar.