A Sommelier's Savory Summer Salad & Wine Pairing

A Sommelier's Savory Summer Salad & Wine Pairing

I feel like Jared and I are a blogging movie waiting to happen. Over the brief months of 2016, I've had an opportunity to experience some of the most profound personal growth in my life.  It wasn't always the most pleasant time for me and it took the most courage I've ever had to muster.  I was having difficulty on a daily basis with things most people take for granted: the common & the ordinary.

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Osso Buco? Well.... sorta?

I have to be upfront and honest with this one. This recipe really didn't turn out the way I wanted it to at all. Mostly because I'm an idiot and forgot to truss the beef shanks so that they wouldn't fall apart during the braising process. What you see in the picture below is my attempt to make the dish look pretty even though I had to piece it together. The good news was that it was tasty, I mean how could it not? I used a whole bottle of wine and a whole head of garlic to braise the meat in for 4 hours. Anything cooking in that would taste good? Truly, anything! 
 

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