WineCountry Staff: April 2011 Archives

Cook for Your Mom!

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bouchon.jpgMother's Day is coming up and we think it's high time they got a break and are relieved from duty over the hot oven stove. Below are a host of recipes from our gathered from our Food Blog that would make wonderful brunch and dessert entrees for the special occasion.

Start things off with a Perfect Mimosa! Quick, simple and easy. While Mom is sipping and relaxing, put the final touches on any or all of the following:

What's for Breakfast?
Meyer Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Rabanda Brazillian Style French Toast
Garden Vegetable Frittata
Bacon and Egg Salad
Banana Hazelnut Pancakes
Mexican Souffle


Of course, you may want to treat your Mom to Dessert first! We are sure she won't mind . . .
Planning something more elaborate for dinner or lunch? See our full list of recipes HERE!




Perfect Mimosa for Mother's Day Brunch!

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korbel-passion-fruit-mimosa.jpgSubmitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

Looking for a way to celebrate your amazing mom? Treat her to a Korbel Passion Fruit Mimosa and Toast to Life and all she has done for you!

Korbel Passion Fruit Mimosa

  • 4 oz. KORBEL Champagne
  • 1 tbsp. Grand Marnier® liqueur
  • 3 tbsp. passion fruit juice or nectar blend
Combine Grand Marnier and juice. Top with KORBEL. Garnish with an orange peel twist.

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SPECIAL NOTE:
Already in Wine Country and want to take Mom out? Stop by Korbel for complimentary tastings and tours. Be sure to take advantage of our special wine offers if you want to take home a bottle of celebration for later!




artichoke3.jpgRobin Lehnhoff-McCray of Korbel Champagne Cellars

 It's finally springtime; the natural peak season for artichokes!  Look for gorgeous artichoke globes in your local supermarket and pair this delicious recipe with a chilled glass of Korbel Brut Champagne.  Cheers!

Ingredients:
  • 6 large California Artichokes
  • 1 cup Korbel Brut
  • 2 T kosher salt
  • 1 T chopped fresh garlic
  • Water to cover

Chimichurri
  • 1 cup Italian parsley, chopped fine
  • 1 cup Cilantro, chopped fine
  • ½ cup Dry oregano
  • 2 T Fresh garlic, chopped fine
  • 2 tsp Crushed chili flake
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 ½ cup Olive oil
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Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container until ready to use.

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