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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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All Star Line Up: LA Dogs

Posted by Katrina Coulourides on

All Star Line Up: LA Dogs

We officially kick off summer celebrating with one of the best ways we know how as Americans, with friendly gatherings and BBQ. This recipe takes an American classic and kicks it up with fusion toppings and favorite local flavors. Try these dogs one at a time or throw a potluck and serve all four! Luckily baseball season lends to more opportunities to try more topping combinations. Hot diggity dog, summer is going to be tasty.Start by cooking your chosen franks with your preferred method; boil, grill, campfire, etc. We chose to broil our franks in the oven for approximately 7...

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Mushroom Puff Pastries

Posted by Monica Yu on

Mushroom Puff Pastries

We are huge fans of puff pastry! But really, who isn't? It's crispy, flakey, buttery and delicious. Puff pastry is incredibly versatile and can be shaped into so many forms. For this recipe, we've decided to focus on something that could function as a breakfast pastry or as little bite size cups at your holiday party. Get creative with different ingredients. Your guests will not be displeased. Try pairing these treats with a crisp and aromatic dry White wine. Ingredients:  1/2 cup Crème Fraîche 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice 6oz Porcini or Crimini Mushrooms 1/4 Onion 1/4...

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It's Party Time! Don't Stress, Just Breathe

Posted by Plume Ridge Bottle Shop on

It's Party Time! Don't Stress, Just Breathe

Hosting parties can be stressful and worrying about serving wine properly may be the last thing on your mind. Even so, taking a couple simple steps to serve wine properly will greatly enhance any celebration. Selecting a special wine for the occasion and presenting it well will let your party shine as bright as that ball in Times Square. Here are a few easy suggestions to enlighten your guests and your taste buds. Sparkling Wines & Champagne, Rosé and Light Dry White Wines: These wines should be chilled to 40­–-50° F before serving. To achieve this temperature, leave the bottle...

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Party Cheese! Honey Nut Roquefort

Posted by Leo Coulourides on

Party Cheese! Honey Nut Roquefort

  Holiday feasts and parties are a great excuse to indulge in artisan cheeses! This recipe for Honey Nut Roquefort is one of our favorites. We used Roquefort Papillion, a raw cheese from the AOC region of Roquefort from Milkfarm LA Cheese Shop. You can also find this cheese at the Claremont Cheese Cave. This fantastic import is strong and peppery in flavor with funky notes of earth and barnyard. If Roquefort is too intense for you and your guests, try a milder blue like Gorgonzola or Stilton. Any cheese shop or artisan cheese section will have some delicious options....

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