Tag: wine

  • Maple & Roasted Parsnip Champagne with Rosemary Dust

    Ingredients 2 parsnips, chopped ¼ cup turbinado or raw sugar 3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves 1 cup water Champagne or sparkling wine Directions Pre-heat oven to 390°F. In a mixing bowl combine the parsnips, sugar, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves, then toss together until coated and mixed. Arrange […]

  • Pomegranate Black Pepper Sparkler

    Ingredients Pomegranate Black Pepper Molasses (recipe follows) Sparkling wine Pomegranate seeds for garnish Directions Pour one ounce of pomegranate black pepper molasses in a champagne glass and fill with champagne. Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds. Pomegranate Black Pepper Molasses Makes 2 cups Ingredients 5 cups pomegranate juice 1 cup sugar ¼ cup lemon juice […]

  • Stewed Squid with Salsa Verde

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh red chili, chopped 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 pounds fresh squid, cleaned and sliced thick 6-8 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chickpeas, cooked 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves 2 teaspoons salt ½ […]

  • Prosecco with Lovage Syrup

    Ingredients ½ cup lovage leaves and more for garnish 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Sparkling wine Lemon peel Directions Place water, sugar and lovage leaves in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few more minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Strain through […]

  • Pan Fried Zucchini Cakes with Feta and Dill topped with Cherry Tomato Salad and Greek Yogurt Dip

    Makes about 25 small cakes Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients 4 zucchini (about 1 ½ pounds) 5 or 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped fine 9 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped fine 1 cup all purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 eggs, beaten 2 or […]

  • Honey Roasted Onion Tart with Thyme and Topped with Fresh Fig (or Plum)

    Serves about 48 Wine Pairing: Tournant Rosé Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed 3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces ¼ cup honey ¼ cup dry white wine 2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds ¾ cup crème fraîche ½ teaspoon fine sea […]

  • Baked Camembert with Thyme and Garlic Toasts and Maple Glazed Grapes

    Serves 9-12 Wine Pairing: Rose D’Anjou Ingredients 1 whole small Camembert cheese 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin 2 sprigs fresh thyme Olive oil Salt and black pepper, freshly ground For garlic toasts 1 baguette 1 garlic clove Extra virgin olive oil For grapes 1 large bunch of red seedless grapes, washed and stemmed 6 sprigs […]

  • Honey & Lavender Champagne

    Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers ½ cup wildflower honey Lavender wands Cold sparkling wine Directions In a small sauce pan combine the lavender flowers with the honey and heat on low.  Let infuse warmly for about 10 minutes.  Let stand for another 10 minutes and then scoop out the flowers and discard.  […]

  • Cava melon Sangria

    Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1 cup honeydew melon, balled 1 cup cantaloupe, balled ½ cup galia melon, balled ½ cup basil, chopped ½ cup mint, chopped ¼ cup honey Juice and zest of one lemon, lime and orange 2 bottles cava or an effervescent white wine Directions Muddle basil, mint, honey, zest and juice and […]

  • Red Basil White Stone Fruit Sangria

    Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 cup red basil peach syrup (recipe follows) 2 bottles white wine, sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc or white table wine 1 cup Cointreau 1 peach, sliced 1 apricot, sliced 1 plum, sliced 1 nectarine, sliced ¼ cup raspberries 2 cups soda water Directions Combine the red basil peach syrup, wine, and […]

  • Ginger Infused Mulled Wine

    Makes 1½ liters of mulled wine INGREDIENTS 2 bottles dark red wine (Syrah, Zinfandel or Cabernet Franc) 1 cup pear brandy 1 medium Valencia orange, sliced 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced thin 2 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick ¼ cup brown sugar PREPARATION Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer […]

  • Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

    Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

    Recipe adapted from the Cuisines of Spain by Teresa Barrenchea Makes 25 fritters and 2 cups of marmalade INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons salted butter 6 tablespoons sweet white dessert wine 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice (2 to 3 oranges) 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Pinch of […]

  • Basic Marinara

    One of the three basic pizza sauces.