Ohio’s wine industry was built on sweet wines from varietals like Niagara, Concord and Catawba and although winemakers are introducing more European-style dry wines, Ohioans still love their sweet wines. This sugary little white wine is 100 percent Niagara and labeled and named after Edith, the last of 130 dairy cows to be sold from Maize Valley’s dairy herd. (The proceeds were used to start up the winery.) Sips of sweet red wines are wonderful with chocolate desserts.
The humble turnip is often called the “poor man’s vegetable.” While it may not be glamorous, it’s versatile, stores well and is delicious, especially in this simple and easy to make soup.