Recipes

Fall Sangria Recipe!

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These yummy days of fall tickle my senses with the fresh aromas of baking spices, freshly picked apples and warm honey!  With that said, I thought I’d pull out this recipe that my lovely (and fabulously talented) friend, Stephanie Meyer of Fresh Tart posted for Minnesota Monthly a while back using my Autumn Sangria Recipe blended…

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October 8, 2014

Beet it!

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Cleansing.   It’s no secret.  By now, most of friends and clients know I’m currently taking a break from the gluteness rituals of summer…steaks on the grill, wine in the backyard, ice cold martinis on the deck, after dinner ice cream treats, and yes – my favorite summer morning bliss, ice coffees.  I know, I…

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August 6, 2014

Black n Blue Sangria Recipe!

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Need a Sangria recipe for sipping on those nights where you’re grilling in the backyard?  When notes of peppery smoke, spice and warm roasty aromas fill the air – we’re reaching for a smoky red wine to satiate our palates! We have just the perfect answer… Our Black n Blue Sangria! The wine you should…

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July 29, 2014

Silky Zucchini Soup Recipe & Wine Pairing

This recipe was so good and the wine I selected to pair was such a perfect pairing, I just had to share! This time of year, I crave lite foods, veggies – in particular, lite soups with a fresh summer side salad.  What’s even better?  The delicious fresh, clean wines for pairing to them all!    Which…

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July 22, 2014

Summer Coffee Drinks, ahhhh…

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I’m obsessed with iced coffee this time of year!  It seems so fitting that I have my morning ‘pick me up’ over ice when the temps rise. This morning when sipping my iced morning java, I ran across a page of delicious coffee drinks in this month’s Wine Spectator Magazine. This one in particular caught…

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July 9, 2014

Leslee on the Fox 9 Morning News pairing Wine to Backyard Eats!

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July 1, 2014

PRIDE Sangria!

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As many of you know, this week kicks off one of the most celebrated summer weeks in the Twin Cities – PRIDE! As an avid supporter of the festival, I am always so excited to celebrate this week with loved ones and friends. Pride is always such a loving, fun, celebratory way to honor our community.  Even more so this…

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June 24, 2014

Grill God, Steven Raichlen, visits the Twin Cities!

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This week I had the honor of meeting and attending a very fun, interactive class with one of the coolest grill masters known to the world, Steven Raichlen. A little info about the man, the legend, Steven R: Steven Raichlen is an award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV host. His best-selling Barbecue Bible cookbook series has been…

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June 20, 2014

‘Minnesota Summer’ Sangria

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‘Minnesota Summer’ Sangria, yum! Ever thought about using the wines from our wine community (Minnesota) to produce your next Sangria? For this delicious, refreshing, zesty white version from one of our native white grapes,  I used the Crow River Frontenac Gris as the base. Then add: 1 lime 2 kiwi Cpl handfuls of green grapes…

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June 19, 2014

#SangriaForLife Recipes!

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My goodness, here they finally are!   Our Sangria recipes from last week’s Fox 9 sangria segment, yum.  Mojito Sangria Base Wine Vinho Verde from Portugal (Wine Suggestion: Famega Vinho Verde) Lime wheels Green grapes Kiwi sliced in wheels Cucumber Wheels Mint leaves 2-3 cups of Soda water Strawberries  1 cup of Rum (optional) Lemongrass/Mint…

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June 17, 2014
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