St. Francis Winery's English Pea, Leek & Fennel Soup

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards' Executive Chef Peter Janiak harnesses the beautiful emerging abundance of spring vegetables like peas, leeks and fennel to create a light yet flavorful soup. Try this as your first course for your spring holiday meal alongside St. Francis' zesty Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc! INGREDIENTS 2 cups of leeks (3/4” dice half moons) 2 cup medium diced fennel 4 oz butter…

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Kunde Family Winery's Grilled Lamb Chops with Pistachio Herb Sauce

Kunde Family Winery's Heritage Block Zinfandel makes the ideal accompaniment to this savory spring dish! Serve it for a springtime dinner or double the recipe and make it for a spring family feast. Serves 4. Ingredients 8-10 lamb chops Salt and pepper Lamb Marinade 1/4 cup olive oil 1 T fresh…

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Gloria Ferrer's Sole Baked in Parchment

Nothing says springtime like fresh snap peas, shallots and a light-bodied fish like sole. Gloria Ferrer has captured the flavors of spring in this light and delicious seasonal dish, complemented by fresh flavors like lemongrass and ginger. Easy to prepare and quick to make an impression, it's a…

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Songbird Parlour's Seared Scallops with Spring Green Garlic

Chef Lauren Kershner brought her delicious recipes to acclaim through her catering company, Goodness Gracious. Today, she's taking the next step with the creation of her own event venue, Songbird Parlour. If you can't get over the Songbird to experience this yourself, try this recipe at home for a delicious addition to your spring fare! INGREDIENTS 12 fresh sea scallops 2 tbsp. canola oil 1 tbsp…

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Essential Whole Body Wellness' 3-Day Spring Reset

Essential Whole Body Wellness' health guru, Jen Bakane, has used this 3-Day reset meal plan for years (but actually you can even do it just one or two days and still see a benefit). It is the perfect way to hit the reset button after the holidays or a vacation and always seems to recalibrate my cravings and reaffirm mindful food choices. Start with a green smoothie for breakfast. I personally like…

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Essential Whole Body Wellness' Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is a lighter veggie filled take on a classic pasta recipe. Essential Whole Body Wellness expert Jen Bakane put together this delicious "pasta" recipe using zucchini noodles, making for easy spring digestion after a long winter of stagnation. Embrace the lightness without missing out on the flavor! INGREDIENTS Angel hair pasta or Zoodles (zucchini noodles) or a combination of both…

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Platypus Wine Tours' Thai Cabbage Slaw

With the weather warming up and grilling season fast approaching, it’s SLIDER time! Platypus Wine Tours loves sliders for how quick and easy they are to make, as well as for all the fun customizing opportunities. What wine will you pair? It depends on your meat and condiments. Pinot Noir pairs well with a pork slider while Cabernet complements beef. If you’re opting for a tuna slider, a dry…

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St. Francis Winery's Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

This springtime treat comes from St. Francis Winery's Executive Chef Peter Janiak. Use them to upcycle your dyed Easter eggs or to serve as a springtime appetizer. Chef Janiak recommends serving them alongside St. Francis' Martinelli Vineyard Chardonnay for maximum enjoyment. Takes 40 minutes to prepare and serves six people. INGREDIENTS 6 each hardboiled eggs 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon…

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Glen Ellen Star's Wood-Roasted Vegetables

Glen Ellen Star prides itself on delicious, local ingredients--often roasted in their wood-fired ovens. This tasty dish puts late winter and early spring ingredients in the spotlight, seasoned with Asian notes of turmeric, galangal, chiles and tamarind. Whether you are able to roast them in your own wood-fired oven or under your broiler, they are sure to capture the season's finest flavors…

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The girl+the fig's Strawberry Tartine

Spring in Sonoma Valley is all about strawberries, and the valley's roadside stands are a great place to source them. Make the girl+the fig's springtime treat for your next dinner party and wow your guests with its simple elegance. Serves 6. INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST: 1 cup pine nuts 3 Tablespoons sugar 1½ cups all-purpose flour 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 large…

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