I absolutely love cheese fondue! It had been awhile since making it, but I had a friend from Chico, CA come and visit and we had some! It was delicious!!! I love to have apples, and white wine of course!! Or red, whatever you prefer! Red goes well with the chocolate fondue also!
We also had broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans, which were not a favorite of mine. I much preferred the broccoli and cauliflower. I also roasted some garlic, and had bread squares for dipping.
Cheese Fondue Recipe
- 1 Cup White Wine
- 1 TBLS Corn Starch
- 1 1/2 Cup of Emmantheur
- 1 1/2 Cup of Grueye
- Salt and Pepper.
- Put white wine and cornstarch in a small container, with tight lid, and shake, set aside for later.
- Grate cheese, however you like, small or large, set aside.
- Prepare vegetables, crudites, bread, and fruit for dipping. Suggestions, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, roasted garlic, apples (we like Fuji for fondue) and anything that sounds good to you. Squeeze lemon on apples to prevent them from browning.
- Prepare fresh french bread, by cutting into smaller pieces such as large crouton size. Sourdough or regular french, any bread with a good crust. You can serve the bread cold or hot.
- Put white wine and corn starch mixture together and saute in a saucepan until almost boiling.
- Add cheese, and continually stir, until all the cheese is mixed and melted.
- Put in Fondue pot and light the candle and you are ready to serve Fondue!
I went to Whiskeytown Lake off of Highway 299, in Shasta county. It’s one of my favorite lakes and I drive by it all the time. It was a very hot day and the lake was spectacular, as usual. We swam near the same spot that my parents would sometimes stop at during my childhood. It is the north west end of the lake, near Oakbottom Recreational Area, follow highway 299 West towards Eureka, California, which is the coast.
|I was almost to my neck in water with this shot.|
This is off of Highway 29 heading from Alexander Valley Road, Calistoga to Middleton. This is one of the more curvy mountain roads, in northern California. At the top of the mountain is the Robert Lewis Stevenson State Park. Supposedly on a clear day from the peak you can see Mt. Shasta!
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is the place where the famous author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped spent his honeymoon in 1880. Although nothing remains of Stevenson’s cabin, the site is identified on the trail to the summit.