5 tips on pairing Okra with Wine: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Okra is a great snack raw – it is healthy and just happens to be veggie! It has fiber, aids weight loss, and is a good brain food. It has a natural herbal sweetness in flavor with a nice crunch. […]
Yield 3 ½ Cups 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.
5 tips on pairing “Mixed Garden Veggies” or Succotash: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Every garden typically has a variety of vegetables ripening at the same time. In order to enjoy and not waste these veggies, most gardeners will mix them in some sort of medley. Caponata in Sicily is an example. […]
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.
Lima Beans- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View as recommended by Michael Vidrine Lima (or LEma) – beans named for a city in Peru!It is full on summertime now and the vegetables (and the gardeners) that can take the heat are the ones that will be doing best. Lima beans are exhibit A for thriving […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is a great recipe for these hot summer days. I keep this salad in my refrigerator. Plus, It has at least 5 vegetables and you can change them up depending on what you have in the garden. Today I had chopped raw zucchini in mine. Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House […]
SOUTHERN PEAS – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine July is the first full month of summer and brings hot days and warm nights. July is typically our lowest rainfall month as well so the crops we are growing now need to be robust. Fortunately, there are many wonderful vegetables […]
Sitting on the patio of our motel room at the Spyglass Inn in Pismo, California, I look beyond the blooming Bougainvillea to the pacific horizon…