Month: February 2012

We’re Cooking: Cointreau Strawberries and Cream

We aren’t really bakers.  Gary does his masterful creme brulee, but anything that you really have to measure and bake just doesn’t work well in our kitchen…we are more of the add a dash here and a pinch there kind of people.  I have…

We’re Cooking: Seared Swordfish with Serrano Ham and Tomato Olive Chutney

In anticipation of going to Spain in early March I am embracing cooking with more Spanish influenced ingredients…..Serrano ham, Marcona almonds, loads of olives and of course olive oil, as it is as present and representative of the country as it is in Italy. …

We’re Cooking: Rack of Lamb with Red Wine and Pomegranate Sauce

I have really been trying to embrace cooking outside my normal comfort zone lately. Cooking with ingredients that are not a part of my everyday meals to really explore different cooking techniques, flavors and intense, powerful aromas that fill the air with mouth watering…

Red Wine with Breakfast

Every Glass Is An Adventure


Sommelier, Personal Chef & Concierge Creating Elegant Dinner Parties and Unique Wine Tasting Events to the Big Island of Hawaii

Cogill Wine & Film

Cogill WIne & Film and Cogill Consulting brings together the talents of Producer Gary Cogill and his wife, Sommelier Hayley Hamilton Cogill, working together, yet thriving individually, for a perfect pairing of wine and film.