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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Broccoli

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Broccoli as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Broccoli is America’s favorite vegetable according to a survey by Green Giant. It is one of the most versatile vegetables prepared in many different ways and can work with any wine depending on preparation! Broccoli served raw or blanched tastes lean […]

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Broccoli Custard Recipe

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  Print Broccoli Custard Ingredients 1 # broccoli flowerets ½ yellow onion diced small ¼ cup minced garlic ¼ cup olive oil 3 each egg beaten 1½ cup milk and cream mixed 50/50 ½ roux ¼ cup melted butter and flour ½ cup MH serenity ½ teaspoon nutmeg Instructions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. […]

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Broccoli – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

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BROCCOLI – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine   It’s official, we are now in the Winter season.  In fact, January is usually our coldest month of the year with an average high of 60 and an average low of 40.  Farther North, these would be considered Springtime temperatures.  We […]

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Sagrantino Triumphs in Texas and Beyond

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Sagrantino Triumphs in Texas and Beyond by Paul Vincent Bonarrigo, Co-Founder of Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc. Sagrantino, “the Sacred Wine” is indigenous to Montefalco in the central Italian region of Umbria. For centuries, it was produced as a passito, which is harvested and placed on straw mats until the grapes dehydrate. Then the grapes […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Greens

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Greens as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Wine Pairings for Greens Think “green” wines when pairing with greens! (White wines come from green grapes.) Dark, leafy pungent greens like Mustard, Turnip or Collard Greens are easily interchanged in recipes. Collard Green carries a flavor weight that pairs nicely […]

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Wine Pairings for Edamame

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Wine Pairings for Edamame as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo   5 Tips for Edamame with Wine Wine Pairings for Edamame Edamame is a great wine tasting snack – and it is healthy and just happens to be veggie!  It has fiber, antioxidants and vitamin K.  It has a natural herbal pea sweetness […]

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Crispy Parmesan Bites featuring Edamame

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    Print Crispy Parmesan Edamame Bites Ingredients 12 ounces shelled edamame seeds soaked 30 minutes in Messina Hof Orange Muscat 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup high quality grated parmesan cheese Instructions Put shelled edamame seeds in a bowl and cover with Orange Muscat Let soak for 30 minutes In a pot […]

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