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Angel Food Cake with Summer Berries

Angel Food Cake with Summer Berries

A Festive Fourth of July Dessert I love a good backyard cookout, with endless variations on burgers piled sky-high with hickory smoked bacon, sautéed Walla Walla sweet onions, and sharp cheddar—all of it layered within a warm brioche bun. And let’s not forget the hot dogs slathered in pickle relish and mustard, the all-important potato salad, and grilled sweet corn. And at the end of all of this smoky grilling is dessert. There have been years where I’ve grilled everything, including dessert. But

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Spinach Crepes

Savory Spinach Crepes with English Peas, Courgettes, and Mushrooms

A HARBINGER OF SPRING Bright chartreuse green, spinach crepes are a flavorful and relatively easy dish to prepare. Layer in lightly sautéed vegetables and you have a showstopper of a dish for spring.  The recipe is the same for the classic crepe, save for the addition of pureed spinach and Italian parsley. There is, however, one trick to ensure perfection, and that is to age the batter. Allotting an hour or two for the batter to rest ensures that long-chain glutens will form—a

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Slow Cooker Lentils with Ham

Slow Cooker Lentils with Ham

A Cozy dish from pantry staples Inexpensive and easy to prepare, the humble lentil is a nutritious pantry staple that we like to keep on hand year-round. This recipe, a classic combination of pork and legume, is one that readily lends itself to preparation in a slow cooker or a Dutch oven. We’ve paired the dish with our 2017 Lange Estate Pinot Noir Reserve. The smoky flavors imparted by the ham magnifies the subtle earthiness of the wine; the two complement each other

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Cedar-Plank Salmon with wine and salad.

Cedar-Plank Salmon

A Tale of Two Wines As with all things salmon, the natural inclination is to reach for Pinot Noir. With this dish, the smoky tones the salmon picks up from the cedar plank amplifies the earthy more savory tones of the wine.  We paired this dish with two of our wines, the first our Freedom Hill Pinot Noir—the pairing was just as we’d imagined it—the brooding, dark fruited profile and well-structured tannins played beautifully with the density and oiliness of the fish, and

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