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Hoagie Nicoise with Tapenade Aioli & French Potato Salad

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Hoagie Nicoise with Tapenade Aioli & French Potato Salad

Labor Day is nearing, bringing another summer to a close. The end of summer can be a bittersweet and busy time of the year. The weather is still gorgeous but schools are back in session. Naturally, we are all wanting to hold onto the last bits of relaxation before we free fall into the holiday season. This tasty Nicoise Sandwich is perfect for this time of the season since it is easy to create giving you more time for putting your feet up. Try this recipe with a Chardonnay as it is well rounded and compliments the creamy Aioli sauce and rich...

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Bordeaux Reimagined: The New Bordeaux are anything but the stuffy cliché

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Bordeaux Reimagined: The New Bordeaux are anything but the stuffy cliché

It’s time to set aside the image of French Bordeaux aficionados as cartoonish wine snobs, whose own age reflects the age of the wines in their cellars, and instead to embrace the new Bordeaux! If you enjoy world class wines of the highest quality, lovingly made by innovative winemakers, and averaging about $20-30 a bottle, you, too, can be a Bordeaux appreciator!  Historically, Bordeaux wines have consisted of six red grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Carménère and Malbec) and three white varieties (Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle). Red Bordeaux contain mostly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet...

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Fried Green Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

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Fried Green Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Have an abundance of tomatoes from  your summer garden? This is the perfect way to use up this key ingredient, balanced by the perfect buttermilk dressing. Serves 4Ingredients: 3 to 4 green tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 2 eggs beaten 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups panko Canola oil for frying 1 medium cucumber slices 4 hard boiled eggs cut into wedges 1/2 red onion thinly sliced 1 bag baby spinach 1/2 small head red leaf lettuce, cleaned Buttermilk Dressing, recipe follows Buttermilk Dressing:...

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Mediterranean Couscous with Shrimp and Tomato

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Mediterranean Couscous with Shrimp and Tomato

  This healthy and vibrant dish is suitable to be paired with a crisp glass of Greek White wine or a zesty Sauvignon Blanc. Inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, this dish is simple to make and the fresh summer herbs and tomatoes enhances this shrimp dish.   Serves 4Ingredients: 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup sliced almonds toasted 1 medium yellow onion, diced 6 medium garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley chopped fine plus and additional 1/4 cup for garnish Salt and black pepper 2 14 oz...

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Cold Gazpacho with Avocado and Crabmeat

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Cold Gazpacho with Avocado and Crabmeat

  With the weather heating up, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers are abundant either in your home garden or local farmer’s market.  This is the perfect time to indulge in this delicious cold soup. Pair with a refreshing Rose or Chardonnay. Ingredients for soup: 24 oz. large ripe red tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks  1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks  1 large stalk celery, chopped 1 large red pepper, seeded and cut into chunks  1 Serrano Chile (optional), seeded and cut into chunks  1/2 small red onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced  12 oz. tomato juice...

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