Marilyn’s Kale and Carrot Salad

Pairing: Aromatic Whites

SALAD

Marilyn’s Kale and Carrot Salad

This recipe was shared by my friend Linda Forrest.  It keeps in the refrigerator for several days and just gets better.
Serves four

  • 1 large bunch young, tender curly kale, such as Lacinato, stems removed and […]

Marilyn’s Farro Salad with Pita and Feta

Pairing:
AROMATIC WHITES

SALAD

Marilyn’s Farro Salad
WITH PITA AND FETA

WINE SUGGESTION: BETHEL HEIGHTS PINOT BLANC

Serves 4 as main entrée

This recipe was  adapted from Cooking Light September issue, 2013.  Farro is a delightful grain, chewy and nutty, now becoming available in grocery stores.  I served […]

Jennifer’s Winter Salad with Sparkling Vinaigrette

Pairing:
AROMATIC WHITES AND ROSÉ

SALAD

Jennifer’s Winter Salad with Sparkling Vinaigrette

SPARKLING VINAIGRETTE

Whisk together:

  • ¼ cup Bethel Heights Vineyard 2010 Sparkling Rosé
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped tarragon
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

SALAD […]

Marilyn’s Pear Pie

Pairing: Aromatic Whites

DESSERT

Marilyn’s Pear Pie

Serve with Bethel Heights Gewürztraminer

This pie with this wine make an unforgettable match.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Prepare one-crust pie shell* and line bottom of pie pan.

2. Peel and halve 5 pears and place one layer deep in unbaked pie shell. Fill in corners with
remaining […]

Roast Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa and Black Beans

Pairing:
AROMATIC WHITES

MAIN COURSE

Roast Pork Tacos
WITH MANGO SALSA AND BLACK BEANS

Pork shoulder is an inexpensive cut of meat. If you are willing to spend some time cutting it into two inch squares, eliminating as much of the fat that runs […]

Seafood Gumbo — An adaptation for Oregon

Pairing: Aromatic Whites

SOUP

Seafood Gumbo – An Adaptation for Oregon

Serve with Bethel Heights Gewurztraminer

Heat ½ cup vegetable oil in dutch oven until very hot.

Add one half cup flour and whisk over high heat constantly until roux is dark reddish brown (don’t let it burn).

Remove […]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Pairing:
AROMATIC WHITES

SOUP

Roasted Tomato Soup

Adapted from recipe, courtesy of Michael Chiarello

FOR THE SOUP

  • 12 large (4 pounds) fresh market tomatoes, stemmed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • […]

Gazpacho

Pairing: Aromatic Whites

SOUP

Gazpacho

This recipe is adapted from Mollie Katzen’s The New Moosewood Cookbook. I have added a cup of chopped ripe cantaloupe, which adds a sweetness all its own to this summer cold soup.

  • 4 cups tomato juice (I puree home canned […]

Mussels in Red Pepper Vinaigrette


APPETIZER

Mussels
IN RED PEPPER VINAIGRETTE

Makes 2 dozen

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 ts. capers
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1 T minced onion
  • 1 T minced fresh parsley
  • Sea salt to taste; fresh ground pepper
  • 2 dozen tightly closed mussels
  • 1 lemon

Roast the pepper over open flame […]

Little Sourdough Pizzas

Pairing: Aromatic Whites

APPETIZER

Little Sourdough Pizzas

Note: If you do not keep sourdough, use any recipe for pizza crust.

SOURDOUGH PIZZA CRUST

  • 
1 cup starter
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup flax seed or meal
  • 
1 cup semolina flour
  • 
1 T olive oil
  • […]