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Wine Pairings for Persimmons

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR PERSIMMONS as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Persimmons grow worldwide and are found in a wide array of culinary dishes from sweet to savory. Persimmons are easy to store for winter use. Freeze them or dry them. Semi-ripe they are crisp like a plum. Very ripe they are like sweet […]

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Vintage House Persimmon Salsa Recipe

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  Print Persimmon Salsa Ingredients 1 large yellow onion peel and cut into quarters 3-4 cloves garlic 1 jalapeno pepper destem 6 roma tomatoes 4 persimmons peeled ½ cup MH PR Chardonnay ½ cup vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste Instructions In a large bowl, toss the onions/garlic/tomatoes and pepper in oil seasoned with […]

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

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  Print Spinach Artichoke Dip Ingredients 8 oz cream cheese softened 1 ½ cup sour cream 2 cups artichoke hearts 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1 ½ cups baby spinach wilted and chopped 3 tsp Messina Hof Mama Rosa Rose’ wine ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper 3 tsp minced fresh chives 2 tsp minced […]

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Ratatouille-Rustic French Vegetable Ragu Recipe

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  Print Ratatouille-Rustic French Vegetable Ragu Ingredients 1 yellow onion thinly sliced 1 Tbsp minced garlic 5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3/4 lbs eggplant peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes about 3 cups 1 small squash rinsed quartered and cut into thin slices 1⁄4 inch thick 1 red bell pepper medium diced 3/4 lbs […]

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Fresh Peach Chutney Recipe

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  Print Fresh Peach Chutney Ingredients 3 pounds Texas Peaches 2 cups white balsamic vinegar 2 cups brown sugar 2 Tbsp fresh chopped garlic 2 Tbsp fresh chopped ginger root 1 cinnamon stick 2-3 bay leaves 1 red bell pepper small dice 1 yellow onion small dice ½ cup MH Semillon 1 bunch green onion […]

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Pomegranate Roast Chicken Recipe

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  Print Pomegranate Roast Chicken Ingredients 3 1/2 pound bone in chicken pieces 1 cup pomegranate juice ¼ cup MH Solera Sherry ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger root 2 tbsp minced garlic 1 tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 1 bunch green onion slice in rings […]

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Wine Travel to Umbria 2018

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Wine Travel to Umbria 2018 If you have not been to Umbria, you need to put it on your bucket list. Paul and I have been blessed to experience many parts of Italy and Sicily. There are so many wonderful places. Umbria has become one of our favorites. From the Sagrantino wine experience to the […]

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Wine Pairings for Tempura Battered Asparagus

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR TEMPURA BATTERED ASPARAGUS as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Asparagus is traditionally classified as one of the most difficult vegetables to pair with wine due to its extreme vegetal components Asparagus in the springtime cannot be beat in terms of freshness and tenderness White asparagus has more mellow flavors compared to its green […]

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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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