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Wine Pairing with Baked Spinach

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5 Things to know about Pairing wines with Cauliflower: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Spinach has a green, veggie, and herbal flavor. Additional greens like mustard, radish or beet give more complex vegetal flavors or spice.   Without additional seasonings on the greens, try lighter wines like Pinot Gris or Riesling. If you […]

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Oven Baked Spinach Balls

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  Yields 32- balls Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard cuisine and locally grown fresh from the garden produce in his recipes. He conducts Cooking Parties with the Chef on the third Sunday of each month at Messina Hof Winery.

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Wine Pairing with Cauliflower

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5 Things to know about Pairing wines with Cauliflower: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Cauliflower is a close cousin to America’s favorite vegetable – broccoli. It is a versatile vegetable prepared in many ways and can work with any wine depending on preparation!  Cauliflower served raw or blanched tastes lean and light […]

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Cauliflower – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

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Cauliflower – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View as recommended by Michael Vidrine Finally it’s almost Christmas and time for the winter solstice – the official start of winter.   By this month, the warm season vegetables are out of the garden and, except for some persimmons, all the fruits have been harvested as well.  Despite […]

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Wine Pairing with Kohlrabi

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5 Tips on Pairing Wine with Kohlrabi: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Kohlrabi has that sweet peppery character similar to its cousins – cabbage and broccoli. Light white wines with good acidity are natural pairings. Avoid strong flavored or tannic wines that can clash.  Pair wines to the strongest flavor on the […]

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Kohlrabi Apple Slaw

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  Serves 4 Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard cuisine and locally grown fresh from the garden produce in his recipes. He conducts Cooking Parties with the Chef on the third Sunday of each month at Messina Hof Winery.

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Kohlrabi – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

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Kohlrabi- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View as recommended by Michael Vidrine We are in the middle of Fall now and sometime this month we should expect our first freeze. The warm season vegetables are on the way out but the cool season vegetables are in full stride. One fairly unusual vegetable that we grow […]

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Wine Pairing with Green Beans

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5 Tips on Pairing Wine with Green Beans: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Raw green beans can be a crisp raw vegetable snack or ingredient in any salad. Adding creamy cheeses or Asian herbs and spices create versatile wine pairing side dishes with dry or sweet reds, rose’s, and fruity whites The […]

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Cool Asian Green Bean Salad

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  Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard cuisine and locally grown fresh from the garden produce in his recipes. He conducts Cooking Parties with the Chef on the third Sunday of each month at Messina Hof Winery.

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