Tag: summer

Wines to Pair with Favorite Spring and Summer Foods

Fresh vegetables are abound, the grills are fired up. It’s the best time of the year for outdoor get-togethers. We checked in with Belinda Chang, a knowledgeable sommelier to map out the ultimate wine pairings for the season.

Summer Pudding

Grab a loaf of brioche and all of summer’s fresh berries and get to work on this simply beautiful summer pudding.

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Five Wines to Drink this Weekend

Here are five wines that we can’t get enough of so far this summer. Grab one or a few this weekend and let us know if you find a perfect patio pairing as you’re pouring. Bonus, each wine is less than $20 a bottle.

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Mango Yogurt Shake

As the weather gets colder, the southern hemisphere is just starting to warm up! This mango yogurt shake is one of the drinks the people in New Zealand are sipping to stay cool.

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Minty Cucumber Juicetail

It’s time to break out the juicer for some refreshing quenchers. While many drink juice to start the day, end your day with a juice cocktail. With your favorite spirit gin, shook up with some fresh cucumber juice, lime and Kara’s Minty Simple Syrup you’ll be cool, crisp and zingy.

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Strawberry Balsamic Basil Gelato

Have an excess of Strawberries from the summer crop? Make a delicious batch of Strawberry Balsamic Basil Gelato with them and give summer one last goodbye!

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Mango and Lime Dressing

This salad dressing is so delicious and unexpected. If you have fresh mangoes lying around without a place to go, the solution is right here.

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End of Summer Pasta Salad

Give summer one last hurrah with this End of Summer Pasta Salad. Fresh, seasonal vegetables pair with perfectly cooked pasta for an ideal summer sendoff.

Baked Summer Eggplant

A favorite Italian summer ingredient, eggplant can be baked and served on its own or in a sandwich with fresh tomatoes and basil.

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New Ways to Serve Summer Zucchini

Zucchini is abundant (and inexpensive) during the summer months and it makes an excellent vessel for a multitude of flavor combinations. Check out these delicious, nutritious ways to get your serving of green veggies.

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Summer Brunch and Vinho Verde

Enjoy a casual summer brunch with tapas-style food that pair perfectly with late mornings, easy conversations and Vinho Verde wines from Casal Garcia. Check out the recipe for peach crostini and Greek salad cups with lamb proscuitto.

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Summer Tomato Risotto

Summer is the peak of tomato season. This summer tomato risotto takes advantage of the bright, fresh flavors of the tomato by letting it shine in this dish.

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