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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Blackberries

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Blackberries as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo 5 Things to Know: Use blackberries fresh or frozen and in sweet or savory dishes. Blackberries are a common descriptor for wines, especially Bordeaux reds (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot),  Primitivo and wines with black fruit jammy flavors.  These are […]

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Blackberry Crisp Recipe

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Print Ingredients 1 lb Fresh Blackberries hulled and rinsed 3 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp AP flour ½ cup MH port 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup flour 1 cup brown sugar ½ lb cubed cold butter 1 Tbsp cinnamon Instructions • In a bowl mix together the berries/sugar/ flour/port• In a separate bowl mix together […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Plums are more of a texture and taste food rather than flavor. They can be sweet to tart, have a waxy surface and crisp meaty texture. Different plums have different flavors that range from a woody lemon to apple. It is […]

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Plum Tarte Tatin Recipe

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  Print Plum Tarte Tatin Serves 6 Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry 2 # red plums satsumas split and pitted 2/3 cup sugar 6 tbsp unsalted butter 1/4 cup MH port 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice Instructions In a heavy bottom pan, melt the butter Add the sugar, port and lemon juice Over medium […]

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PLUMS-GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW

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PLUMS-GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine In May we are right in the middle of Spring.   This month we start harvesting some of our stone fruit including one of my favorites, plums. There are several plums native to Texas including the Chickasaw plum and the Mexican plum both of which are […]

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New Zealand and Tahiti 2019

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New Zealand and Tahiti 2019 January is a great time to get away from the cold and enjoy some sun.  Travel Zoo offered a great deal through Air Tahiti Nui (310-662-1860, 5901 W. Century Blvd. Suite 1414, Los Angeles, CA  90045) Leaving out of Austin we flew to Los Angeles and from Los Angeles (LAX) […]

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