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The Perfect Wine for your Thanksgiving Table

Posted by Monica Yu on

The Perfect Wine for your Thanksgiving Table

  Finding the perfect wines to match the diverse dishes on your Thanksgiving table can be a daunting task. From cranberry sauce to mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, how does one find the right pairing to satisfy everyone’s palate? To solve this overwhelming task, one may use the classic approach and serving something to compliment both the meat and vegetable spread. Truchard Pinot Noir Dr. Tony Truchard was one of the first physicians in California to become a winery owner in the 70s. He started off with 20 acres in 1973 while still practicing internal medicine in Reno.  Wine was...

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Cajun Sweet Tatters

Posted by Monica Yu on

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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Unbeatable Bird: Our Favorite Turkey Recipe

Posted by Monica Yu on

Unbeatable Bird: Our Favorite Turkey Recipe

There is no need to stay banished to your kitchen on Thanksgiving. This recipe for our favorite self-basting turkey will free up your time to entertain your guests and have a drink while your bird cooks away in a little turkey sauna. This turkey is delightfully juicy and very aromatic with the lovely scents of the season. For more information on Thanksgiving wines, view our recent blog posts.This recipe can be for a full sized turkey or turkey breast (bones or boneless). Breast Serves 4-6 People Ingredients for Breast: 2 Turkey Breasts (wrapped or tied) 1-3 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary...

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Classic California Chardonnay

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Classic California Chardonnay

Chardonnay from California has definitely gained a specific style for the pass few decades. However one winery continues to consistently make great Chardonnay without adapting to the mass commercial style that dominates store shelves. Mount Eden Vineyards is considered one of California’s original boutique wineries that was founded in 1945. Focusing on small lots of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, the winery is perched at 2000 feet overlooking Silicon Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation. Planted in infertile Franciscan shale, exposed on the mountain top, these low –yielding estate vineyards have produced world class wines for over half-century....

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Party Cheese! Honey Nut Roquefort

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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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