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Strawberries and Summer Time

Posted by Monica Yu on

Strawberries and Summer Time

Summer is in full swing with long nights, backyard BBQ’s and Brunches that can last all day. It is sweet California Strawberry season and if you are looking for a way for you, your friends and family to cool your taste buds off take a look at this delicious recipe. What says Summer more than sweet, tart and delicious strawberries? Added to the layers of flavor with this shortbread recipe, it is a perfect way to start your morning with breakfast or end your evening as a dessert. Ingredients Shortcakes: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 3 tablespoons...

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What is Sauternes?

Posted by Monica Yu on

What is Sauternes?

Some of the world's greatest wines are sweet. No, we are not referencing wines that have been altered with levels of sugar or halted fermentation to achieve sweetness. We are  talking about Sauternes, a golden colored, sweet French wine from the Bordeaux region. Drive about 25 miles southeast towards the Graves appellation, there are two neighboring sub-regions, Barsac and Sautneres.  These two regions are along side the Garonne and the Ciron tributary. The two rivers provide an unique microclimate along with the morning fogs and warm afternoons. The water of the Ciron is cooler than the Garonne, thus in the...

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Blintzes Jubilee

Posted by Monica Yu on

Blintzes Jubilee

Whether you're celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, this blintz recipe will delight your families. Wake up to a special breakfast on Christmas morning or light the menorah with blitzes for dessert. There are so many ways to flavor and top your cheese blintzes, but for this recipe we've decided to use cherries jubilee as our inspiration. The pleasant kick of orange flavor brings a lot of seasonal taste and complexity to the filling. Since making crepes can be tricky for a first timer, we recommend making a little extra batter since your first couple of tries may not be successful. Luckily,...

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Nectarines with Sabayon

Posted by Monica Yu on

Nectarines with Sabayon

An abundance of nectarines at the farmers market and the rising temperatures got us inspired for this stone fruit recipe, which is paired with a rich creamy sauce called Sabayon. Feel free to experiment with other beverage such as sherry or cognac. Serves 4 Ingredients 5-6 Nectarines 8 Sweet Cherries Sabayon Ingredients 4 large egg yolks at room temperature 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup of Vouvray or slightly sweet wine Directions 1. Cut the large fruits into 1/2 inch thick slices. Halve and pit cherries. Divide among 4 dishes or cups. 2. Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a large...

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Share Your Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Posted by Leo Coulourides on

Share Your Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and it's time to do something special for your sweet heart. Cheesecake is always a decadent and delicious favorite, but this recipe has an extra dose of passion making this one fruity and delicious. Served with a vibrant red berry sauce, this cheesecake has a great balance of tart, sweet and creaminess that you're certain to fall head over heels for. It is advised that you make this cake in advance since it needs plenty or time to cool and set. Pair it up with some Pinot Noir or Sancerre. The Crust: 1 sleeve of...

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