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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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Edamame – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

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EDAMAME – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine We are in the middle of Fall in November and the cool season crops are really taking off.  Many warm season vegetables are still producing as well and most will continue until our first freeze which usually happens about the end of […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo   5 Tips for Pairing Wine with Peppers: Texas is known for peppers – hot and sweet. The extremes give us great diversity of wine choices! Raw peppers are high in acid so pair with high acid wines. Try Messina Hof […]

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Peperonata Recipe featuring Peppers

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  Print Peperonata Ingredients 3-4 hot house tomatoes slightly under ripe Extra virgin olive oil 1 yellow onion sliced very thin 3 bell peppers make it festive use a red/yellow/orange combination stems and seeds removed ½ cup Messina Hof Private Reserve Chardonnay ½ cup fresh basil -chiffonade Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Blanch and […]

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Peppers – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

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PEPPERS – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine Did you know peppers – hot or sweet – are really berries? October is the first full month of autumn and can be a cornucopia.  Cool season crops are starting to come in and warm season vegetables get a second wind in […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Winter Squash

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Winter Squash as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Wine & Winter Squash: Planning your holiday menu? This is a yummy side to include. Baked squash has a natural sweetness in flavor which is enhanced by sweet spices and wine. If prepared savory style with herbs, grains or sautéed […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Jujube

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Jujube as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Wine & Jujube (Chinese Red Date): Dates do not grow in our area but Jujube’s do and dried jujube’s taste just like dates! Pit them just like dates before using in a recipe.  Use them in any recipe calling for dates. […]

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