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.
VERSATILE AND HEALTHFUL CABBAGE – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine Despite being the middle of Winter, February remains a productive month in the garden. Unless we’ve had unusually cold weather, leafy greens, root crops and even sweet peas are usually still chugging along. Cole crops will also be available […]
Wine Pairings for Dishes with Cabbage as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo 5 Things to know about Pairing wines with Cabbage Cabbage, like broccoli, is one of the most versatile vegetables. It can be prepared in raw in slaw, fermented in sauerkraut, stuffed with many things or braised. Many different wines work well […]
Wine Pairings for Mixed Season Lettuce with a Berry Grenache Vinaigrette 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 […]
For the salad base use a blend of Romaine, Butter Crunch, Black Simpson, Oak Leaf and Red Tip (or a mix of whatever lettuces you have). I like to try to use the leaves in their whole form and stack them for plate presence.
Tips for your Garden in February as recommended by Mike Vidrine The many faces of Lettuce It’s February and the days are gradually getting longer as we move towards Spring. Leafy greens, brassicas (cabbage family), peas and root vegetables comprise the bulk of the harvest from the vegetable garden this month. One leafy green we always […]
WINE PAIRINGS FOR WILTED SPINACH AND MUSHROOMS WITH BACON as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo • Dark, leafy greens are a dinner-time sidedish favorite in the wintertime • Spinach is a vitamin-packed veggie that can be served raw as a base for a multitude of salads and can also withstand being cooked down and “wilted” to […]
Tips for your Garden in February as recommended by Charla Anthony February gardens and landscapes are showing the effects of recent sub-freezing weather. Plant damage may vary depending on garden location and exposure as well as soil moisture at the time of the freeze. Perhaps harvesting is slowed now to only some leafy greens or […]