Tag - Spring Recipes

The girl+the fig's Strawberry Tartine

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:00 AM

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.


  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 large

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!


  • 2 cups of leeks (3/4” dice half moons)
  • 2 cup medium diced fennel
  • 4 oz butter

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards' Executive Chef Peter Janiak came up with this fabulous twist on deviled eggs. Perfect for your next Sonoma picnic or to use leftover eggs from Easter, these salty, smoky, briny and unctuous eggs offer an explosion of flavors and textures to enjoy! Chef Janiak recommends pairing this with St. Francis' elegant Sonoma County Rosé.


  • 6 each hardboiled eggs

Kunde Family Winery serves this appetizer at the height of spring, when fresh herbs like dill and green onions are in season. Serve this to start off a meal, or on its own for an afternoon picnic or winetasting. With bright lemony flavors, the crostini pair beautifully with Kunde's Block 4SB20 Sauvignon Blanc--yum!


  • 1 sourdough baguette – thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 8 oz package cream


  • 14 oz tagliatelle fresh or dried
  • 17 oz of fresh or frozen porcini mushrooms
  • 1/2 glass white wine
  • 3-4 mint sprigs or thyme
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated parmesan for serving
  • Lemon for zesting


  • Put water on to boil for the pasta. Add salt once it starts to boil.
  • Clean and gentle rinse dirt from

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.


  • 8-10 lamb chops
  • Salt and pepper

Lamb Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 T fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

Pistachio Herb

Gaige House + Ryokan Matcha Green Tea Cookies

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00 AM

If you ever have the serene pleasure of staying at Gaige House + Ryokan, know that these delicious cookies are served every day. Bring this recipe into your home for a balanced treat that's not too sweet.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Sift the flour, matcha powder and salt

Sonoma Spritz Week

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Sonoma’s official cocktail, the Sonoma Spritz, is featured during “Spritz Week” May 20th-26th. Spritz Week is a collaborative effort by Prohibition Spirits Distillery, Gloria Ferrer Winery, and Sonoma Valley restaurants and bars to introduce the Sonoma Spritz Cocktail and lifestyle.

Spritz Week offers a chance to share the passion of the Sonoma lifestyle. Over 15 local restaurants and bars are... Read More »