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Tempura Battered Asparagus Recipe

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  Print Tempura Battered Asparagus With A Soy Solera Sherry Dipping Sauce Ingredients Tempura batter 1 cup All-purpose flour 1 egg 1 cup ice water 1 tsp baking powder 2 Tbsp corn starch Pinch of salt Soy sherry vinaigrette 1 cup soy sauce 1 cup Messina Hof Solera Sherry Wine 1 tbsp ginger 1 tbsp […]

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Roast Beets with Goat Cheese Recipe

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  Print Roast Beets with Goat Cheese Ingredients 2 pounds fresh beets 1 cup Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup goat cheese crumbles 6-8 fresh sprigs of thyme Instructions Take half the oil and tossed rinsed whole beets in the oil Salt and pepper liberally Roast at 350 degrees till a paring […]

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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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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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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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Print Sweet potato casserole as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Course Side Dish Cuisine American Ingredients 2 lbs fresh yams ½ cup butter ½ cup toasted pecans 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ cup brown sugar 1/3 bag small marshmallows ¼ cup Messina Hof Angel Riesling Salt […]

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October Gardening Tips

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Tips for your Garden in October as recommended by Charla Anthony Renewed interest in growing your own food is understandable, particularly if you value high quality, flavorful produce and peace of mind in how it is grown. If you’ve never grown edibles in Texas, there is no better time to begin, than with the cool […]

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September Gardening Tips

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Tips for your Garden in September as recommended by Charla Anthony The cool season garden takes off in September, with the planting of many of the easily grown edibles, like the leafy greens. While thoughts most often turn to vegetable gardens in spring, hands down the fall-winter garden can be the most enjoyable. For one […]

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Cucuzza Squash Spice Bread Recipe

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  Print Cucuzza Spice Bread as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Course Side Dish Cuisine American Servings 6 Ingredients 3 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsb baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 3 large eggs 1 cup vegetable oil […]

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Cucuzza Squash Dip Recipe

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  Print Cucuzza Squash Dip as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Course Appetizer Cuisine Italian Servings 4 Ingredients 2 lbs cucuzza squash 1 tbsp garlic minced 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup tahini paste 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped […]

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Cucuzza

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Eggplants are heavily used in Italian dishes. At the markets in Sicily, eggplant and cucuzza are at every farm stand. Paul and I grow both in our garden. Cucuzzza is a prolific Italian squash. It produces consistently through August until first frost and the squash can grow to 3’ long. Cucuzza can be used in […]

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