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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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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Southern Peas

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Southern Peas as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Wine & Southern Peas: Why do they pair well with wine? They have a high level of protein and starch which give balance to acids in wines. When do you use them? In winter, try them in a curry sauce […]

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Cowboy Caviar Recipe with Southern Peas

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  Print Cowboy Caviar Ingredients 2 cups cooked black beans – cooled 2 cups cooked southern peas also known as cow peas or black eye peas- cooled 1-2 cups Fresh diced tomatoes 2 cups cooked corn kernels 1 small red onion diced 1 green bell pepper 1 jalapeno minced 1 bunch cilantro chopped S+P to […]

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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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