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Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms with Bacon

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Print Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms with Bacon Ingredients 1 cup bacon cut into juliennes ½ yellow onion sliced thin ½ pound favorite mushrooms sliced 1 pound Spinach washed well 1 cups chicken stock ½ cup MH unoaked chardonnay Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Render the bacon till crisp Add the sliced onion and mushrooms […]

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February Gardening Tips

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Tips for your Garden in February as recommended by Charla Anthony February gardens and landscapes are showing the effects of recent sub-freezing weather. Plant damage may vary depending on garden location and exposure as well as soil moisture at the time of the freeze. Perhaps harvesting is slowed now to only some leafy greens or […]

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January Gardening Tips

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Tips for your Garden in January as recommended by Charla Anthony January – who knew, there is so much going on in the garden and landscape this month? Get ready, get set, go plant! Wow, loads of edibles can be planted and there are trees to prune, too. The mostly leafless winter landscape is opportunity […]

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Wine Pairing for Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR ROAST BROCCOLI WITH LEMON YOGURT as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Broccoli is a vegetable with wide range of tastes – vegetal flavors dominate when its raw and savory notes develop as it cooks Roasting broccoli unlocks beautiful candied and nutty elements that have depth and weight. Roasting also creates crispy and crunchy […]

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Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt Recipe

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Print Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt Recipe as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Servings 4 Ingredients Roast Broccoli 1 lb broccoli ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes salt and pepper Lemon Yogurt Sauce 1/3 cup Greek yogurt plain 1 clove […]

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Guest Tablescapers: The Knapps

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Tablescape Tips: Guest Tablescape Artists, The Knapps We love to dine outdoors and whenever we are able to (Mother Nature permitting 🙏🏻) we will! Since becoming empty nesters we spend a great deal of our free with friends and our wine family and I travel quite a bit. We do love our traditions but we […]

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Snow in the Vineyard District!

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What an unexpected early Christmas present we received. White Christmas in the vines is unique in Brazos County. The Vineyard District received 3-5 inches of snow on December 7th. The glistening white blanket added a serene quiet to the countryside.

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Wine pairing for Satsuma Orange Curd

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR PECAN BISCOTTI as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Satsuma oranges are sweet treats to put in stockings and beautiful citrus fruits to use in holiday recipes. They have bright flavors to balance rich dishes and heavy ingredients, which creates a great juxtaposition at the table. Orange curd is sweet but simple, both in […]

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Satsuma Orange Curd Recipe

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  Print Satsuma orange curd as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Ingredients 7 egg yolks 1 ½ cups sugar ¾ cup cold cubed butter 1 whole egg ¾ cup fresh squeezed satsuma juice Zest of two oranges ¼ cup MH orange Muscat Instructions Combine the egg/yolks, […]

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