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Strawberries and Summer Time

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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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Roquefort & Roughage Salad

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Roquefort & Roughage Salad

We love this recipe for Roquefort & Roughage Salad because of the joyous harmony of the citrusy dressing with the pungent creaminess of the cheese. This raw sheep's milk cheese coats the leaves beautifully making these cruciferous vegetables absolutely delicious to devour. For this recipe, we sourced the French Roquefort from Milk Farm, a cheese shop in Eagle Rock. They had many delicious options of cheese in the blue family that would also do wonderfully in this salad. You can source your blue cheese from just about any cheese shop or grocery store.  Not everyone loves a pungent blue cheese and finding...

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What is Sauternes?

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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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Cajun Sweet Tatters

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Cajun Sweet Tatters

  Thanksgiving is nearing and soon we'll be looking for quick and easy ways to make our special feast happen. Just because time may be ticking; and really there's still a few more days, doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste or other culinary complicated dishes to make the deadline. This simple dish is all about the sweet potato! There are many types of sweet potatoes and we encourage you to choose your favorite for this dish. Often we see sweet potatoes, or yams, with a hearty layer of toasty marshmallow (which some may argue is the best part), but...

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Squashetti with Mushrooms

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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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