Combine the corn, tomatoes, squash and zucchini. Add the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper and toss lightly. Add the avocadoes, basil leaves and chives and toss again. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Divide the microgreens among…
The juice for Maize Valley’s Chardonnay comes from Washington State. It’s just another example of the farm’s attempts to maintain diversity in what it can offer visitors who arrive all year long to sip and sample wines. Chardonnay can be produced into wines that range from dessert sweet to deliciously dry. This one is buttery, slightly oaky with hints of vanilla and buddies up beautifully with this delicious Caponata, a Sicilian appetizer or side dish, especially nice with roasted chicken.
The Frontenac wine grape is a versatile variety that has found a home at the Maize Valley Winery. Relatively new in the wine making world, it bravely stands up to sub zero temperatures and unpredictable winters. Not as bold and dry as a Cabernet but not as sweet as a Concord wine, it earned the label “Middle of the Road” and goes well with grilled meats like this flavorful cut. If there are leftovers, add them to a salad the next day.
Fresh red skinned potatoes make up the crust that crowns this dish. Underneath the golden finish are meaty and richly-flavored chicken thighs bathed in a garlicky balsamic sauce. Thick slices of crusty bread are recommended to catch every last drop.
Roasting garlic mellows even the most pungent varieties, turning firm cloves creamy enough to spread on bread, add to dips, mix with vegetables or stir into soups. You’ll love the versatility of this “condiment” that’s good to have on hand when you want to add a burst of garlic flavor.
A refreshing summer salad
Who said salads have to be green? This one combines smoky onions with the juicy goodness of tomatoes and undoubtedly serves as a wonderful accompaniment to a grilled steak.
Rich full-bodied wines like Cabernets are the perfect marinade base for the earthy flavor of lamb chops.
Low in fat but tops in flavor, this lightly sweet dressing is a snap to make and is best with fresh, sturdy greens like romaine as well as fruit salads that feature apples, pears or grapes.
This hearty dish roasts the grapes until they collapse into a thick, jam-like mixture. Red seedless varieties are the best choice. Season with a simple balsamic sauce and serve with a side of mashed garlicky potatoes.