Month: December 2011

Crush is On!

No doubt about it – we are in the thick of it. It is now raining lightly and we expect continued wet weather over the next several days. We enjoyed a picture perfect September, with day after day in the mid 80’s; but things changed quickly over the weekend. Last week was our busiest of …

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Butternut Squash Gratin

This is a good recipe to have in your Holiday collection. It can be done ahead of time, and can easily be doubled or tripled. Ingredients 3 10oz packages frozen spinach, thawed 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoons black pepper ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¾ cup …

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Tis the Season

The rush is over. We opened our cellar doors one last time on November 8th for some Late Harvest Riesling, but that was it. The wines have finished primary fermentation and are awaiting their long winter’s nap. May they rest in peace. Meanwhile the cellar staff is gearing up for winter bottling. Through the New …

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Fresh Fig Compote

When you have three fig trees, you’ve got to develop a series of recipes (kind of like zucchini). Here’s a versatile recipe, one that goes well with crème fraiche and/or pound cake. Ingredients 2 pounds fresh figs ¼ cup sugar Zest from ½ orange Juice from ½ lemon 2 tablespoons water Wash figs and cut …

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Tis the Season

The rush is over. We opened our cellar doors one last time on November 8th for some Late Harvest Riesling, but that was it. The wines have finished primary fermentation and are awaiting their long winter’s nap. May they rest in peace. Meanwhile the cellar staff is gearing up for winter bottling. Through the New …

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