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Heirloom Tomatoes and Summer Time

Posted by Monica Yu on

Heirloom Tomatoes and Summer Time

September is here which means summer is coming to an end, and fresh Heirloom Tomato’s are growing away. Heirloom tomato’s come in all different shapes, sizes and colors; which is an exciting addition to any meal. These tomatoes come in different flavors range from high acidity to mild and almost sweet. It just depends on the Heirloom you pick while you are at the local farmers market or grocery store. These tomatoes are such a fun way to brighten up a dish you maybe preparing for friends and family. Heirloom tomatoes can be used for an appetizer or as a side dish.

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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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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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Squashetti with Mushrooms

Posted by Monica Yu on

Squashetti with Mushrooms

Spaghetti squash is also referred to as "spaghetti di zucca," or vegetable spaghetti in Italian, is a wonderful starter dish that is jam packed with fiber and nutrients. This easy to prepare Spaghetti Squash dish is delicious with umami flavors. We like to pair this with medium bodied whites such as Bordeaux White or complex Sauvignon Blanc to compliment the soft texture of the squash. Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti Squash 3 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tbsp Butter 6 oz Large Crimini Mushrooms Salt & Pepper 2 tsp Granulated Garlic 1.5 tbsp of Italian Seasoning or Dried Oregano Shaved Parmesan for garnish Italian Parsley...

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