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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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Jujube – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

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JUJUBE – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine It is certain that August will be a warm month and possibly quite dry as well.  Despite tough growing conditions,  we will be harvesting one of our most hardy and somewhat unusual fruit trees – the jujube. The jujube (Ziziphus jujuba ) […]

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Fete des Vignerons 2019

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Fete des Vignerons 2019 July 18th – August 11, 2019 Looking for something to do in the next 13 days?  This may be the only chance of your lifetime! Vevey, Switzerland Don’t miss the show! Only happens 4-5 times per century since 1797.  2019 marks its 12th production. Organized by the Confrerie des Vignerons, the […]

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