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September

Tzatziki

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  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.

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Cucumber Salad

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  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.

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Wine Pairing with Cucumbers

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5 Tips on Pairing Wine with Cucumbers: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Cucumbers are neutral in flavor with an almost delicate melon character with a hint of bitterness. They work with most wines since they do not compete with flavor. The main pairing consideration with cucumbers is the preparation and what other […]

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Cucumber- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

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Cucumbers- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View as recommended by Michael Vidrine Autumn officially begins in late September and sometime this month we will see a moderation of the really hot Summer temperatures. In particular, we will get cooler nighttime temperatures so plants can recover from daytime heat. Many vegetables will perk up noticeably and […]

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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 Tailgates

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR TAILGATES as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Tailgating offers a great selection of different foods that can be paired with many different wines. The Cucuzza Squash Dip and the Cucuzza Spiced Bread are easy to make, easy to serve and very tasty additions to your tailgate buffet.   The Cucuzza Squash Dip is […]

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September Vineyard Notes

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2017 Messina Hof Estates vineyard produced its first crop. After the heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey, we are experiencing lush growth in preparation for a winter’s sleep and dormancy. All of the Vineyard District grapes were harvested prior to the start of the big rains. They were at peak perfection and are happily fermenting as […]

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September in the Neighborhood

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The Vineyard District is fortunate to be on high ground so there were no flooding issues.   Our heart goes out to those who have lost their homes and jobs and are dealing with great uncertainty. If you want to help make a difference, KBTX has a site listing opportunities to help.   http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/How-you-can-help-victims-of-Hurricane-Harvey-442067553.html Texans helping Texans. […]

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