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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Swiss Chard

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Dark, leafy greens are easily interchanged in recipes. Swiss Chard is more flavorful green that carries flavor weight that pairs nicely with red wines. My favorite is rainbow as I love the colors of stems and veins. Cooking Swiss Chard […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Native plants are not only easy to grow and good for our landscapes, but they are often packed with nutrients. We can harvest right from our yards. Raw or cooked Redbud Seed Pods can be a crisp, tangy raw vegetable […]

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Wine Pairings for Sugar Snap Pea Salad

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Wine Pairings for Sugar Snap Pea Salad as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Raw Sugar Snap Peas can be a crisp, sweet but tangy raw vegetable snack or ingredient in any salad. Add a bit of lemon juice and kosher salt to taste to enjoy as a snack. Adding creamy cheeses or asian […]

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Wine Pairings for Persimmons

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR PERSIMMONS as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Persimmons grow worldwide and are found in a wide array of culinary dishes from sweet to savory. Persimmons are easy to store for winter use. Freeze them or dry them. Semi-ripe they are crisp like a plum. Very ripe they are like sweet […]

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Wine Pairings for Tempura Battered Asparagus

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR TEMPURA BATTERED ASPARAGUS as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Asparagus is traditionally classified as one of the most difficult vegetables to pair with wine due to its extreme vegetal components Asparagus in the springtime cannot be beat in terms of freshness and tenderness White asparagus has more mellow flavors compared to its green […]

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Wine Pairing for Roast Beets with Goat Cheese

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR ROAST BEETS WITH GOAT CHEESE as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Beets are rustic root vegetables with spectacularly beautiful colors hidden inside that speak to this vegetable’s complexity Beets are ideal as we inch closer to summertime, and they are great additions to provide a pop of color and flavor to salads Raw […]

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Wine Pairing for Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR ROAST BROCCOLI WITH LEMON YOGURT as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Broccoli is a vegetable with wide range of tastes – vegetal flavors dominate when its raw and savory notes develop as it cooks Roasting broccoli unlocks beautiful candied and nutty elements that have depth and weight. Roasting also creates crispy and crunchy […]

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Wine pairing for Satsuma Orange Curd

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR PECAN BISCOTTI as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Satsuma oranges are sweet treats to put in stockings and beautiful citrus fruits to use in holiday recipes. They have bright flavors to balance rich dishes and heavy ingredients, which creates a great juxtaposition at the table. Orange curd is sweet but simple, both in […]

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