Food & Drink

Tuscan Style Chicken pairs perfectly with Blue Ostrich Winery and Vineyard’s Sangiovese

Courtesy Blue Ostrich Winery The Sangiovese grape is widely grown in the Tuscany region of northern Italy and is the primary grape used in making the Italian wine style known as ...
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Jack & Grill, Roanoke’s hottest casual hangout

By Donna Long, Travel Writer Jack & Grill located on the edge of Roanoke’s city center is not your typical basic sports bar of yesteryear offering a limited menu selection to a ...
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Vineyard provides depth and complexity for Jackson family wines

Shane Moore, Zena Crown Vineyard winemaker. (Courtesy photo) By Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr Jackson Family Wines knew what it was doing when it purchased Zena Crown Vineyard in Oregon’s ...
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From the Kitchen: Fresh-squeezed Lemonade

Ingredients8 lemonsWater1 1/3 cup of sugarInstructions Squeeze the juice from the lemons. It is ideal to have around a cup and a half of juice.Add the sugar to a pot and add water. Cook the ...
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Something About Summer that Unleashes the Fun

By Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr There is something about summer that unleashes the fun in us. Even the oldest of us take childish delight in stepping outside to enjoy the outdoors, whether ...
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Feta Cheese and TF Vineyard and Winery Salad Dressing

Ingredients: • 12-14 ounces green salad with arugula • ½ cup feta cheese • 8 ounces chicken breast, grilled and sliced • Olives Instructions:Toss the salad, tomatoes, olives and onions together ...
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Truluck’s: Creating Culinary Adventure with Sustainable Ingredients

Truluck's Baked Alaska Dessert. (Photo courtesy Donna Long) By Donna Long, Travel Writer Sometimes it can be a challenge to find a restaurant that stands out from the others creating ...
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Local Farm-Table Restaurant Creates Quality Falvor

Whiskey Cake's herb garden. (Photos by Donna Long) By Donna Long, Travel Writer Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar is not only Plano’s neighborhood hotspot for local farm-table cuisine. It also ...
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From the Kitchen: Grilled Lemon Chicken

As the temperatures warm up, so do the grills. Whip up this grilled lemon chicken recipe for something light and tasty. Ingredients: • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 1 cup olive ...
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Pecan Frosties

Submitted by Beckey Scott Ingredients • 1 cup brown sugar (packed) • 1/2 cup butter (softened) • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 1 egg • 1 3/4 cup flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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Bisous Bisous: The Art of French Baking

Bisous Bisous pastry. Photo by Donna Long. By Donna Long You open the door to walk into the shop. A luxurious fragrance of freshly baked croissants and cinnamon sprinkled muffins greets ...
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Tasting Room: Pan-seared Filet Mignon with TF Vineyard Merlot

The TF Vineyard Merlot is oaked in French barrels for more than two years, which adds a soft, distinct flavor; complex and rich with a hint of dark chocolate and a satisfying finish. This ...
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Flammkuchen: German Pizza

Submitted by Sugar Ridge Winery Ingredients Pizza dough 1 package large flour tortillas Pizza sauce 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup heavy cream ¼ cup Sunshine Lemon wine A pinch ...
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Winemakers redefine tradition

By TOM MARQUARDT and PATRICK DARR About the time you think you finally grasp how wine is being made, someone nudges aside a tradition to redefine tradition.  In the 1970s Italian wine ...
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From the Reader: Peach Crisp

Submitted by Lila Deweber Ingredients: 1 large can of peaches 1 cup flour 1 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg 1/3 cup melted ...
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Buffalo Chicken Beer Dip

Ingredients: 1/2 clove garlic (chopped) 1 Large yellow onion (2 cups) Green Onions (topping) 2 Lemons 8 oz Cream Cheese 8 oz Ranch 8 oz Frank's Red Hot Buffalo 1 stick ...
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Beat the summer heat with Beth Marie’s sweet treats

It is woefully hot outside as temperatures in North Texas rise above the 100-degree mark, but Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream is here to soften the misery with a cold, delicious ...
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Creating every-day wine: Luxury from grapes of Languedoc Roussillon

By TOM MARQUARDT and PATRICK DARR As French wine regions go, they don’t get any bigger than Languedoc-Roussillon. Located in the southwest corner of the country, the region once has about ...
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From the Reader – Pasta Salad

From The Kitchen: Pasta Salad  Submitted by Lana Hamblin Single recipe: 12 oz. package of macaroni noodles 1 can whole kernel corn (drained) 1 large jar of diced pimento (drained) 1 tsp ...
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HBC Burger and Sweet Potato Wedges with Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise

8 oz ground beef chuck (80/20) 8 oz ground beef (70/30) 1 large red onion, sliced thin 1 bulb of garlic 1 cup of best quality mayonnaise, such as Sir Kensington’s 3 medium sized ...
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Doug’s Peach Orchard- Worth the Drive

Doug’s Peach Orchard located just across the Red River and south of Terral, OK, has survived the test of time to remain a favorite among locals since its beginning in 1948. It is not uncommon ...
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Towering walls of winemaking are coming down

By Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr The other day we had a wine epiphany. We were reading a story about the invention of blue wines and laughed at the notion of wine being anything but red, ...
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Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

Take your garden asparagus and pair it with shrimp in this Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus recipe that is bursting with flavor. This is a favorite that tastes gourmet and appears ...
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Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes- Serving up homecooked meals with local charm

Few restaurants advertising homemade cooking actually live up to the moniker, but Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes in Decatur is here to break the mold with made from scratch cooking and local charm that ...
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Whip up a chocolate soufflé perfect for Valentine’s Day

Anything goes when buying Valentine's Day treats for one's sweetheart. But if one unofficial rule governs the giving of treats on Valentine's Day, it's that chocolate should be involved. Men and ...
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