Carrot Cake, Parma-style

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Parma Style Carrot Cake - Recipe Giada de Laurentis

Parma-style Carrot Cake by Giada De Laurentiis This fabulously subtle and unique Carrot Cake, Parma-style recipe by Giadi De Laurentiis, makes repeat performances in our family ever since we discovered it on the Food Network. Lightly sweet, not too spicy, well-balanced and zingy with a touch of fennel and lemon zest, this carrot cake can be eaten for breakfast, lunch … Read More

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Elise StimacVineyard

Overview of snow-covered Torio Vineyard on Chehalem Mountain, Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Winter arrives, finally We’ve been experiencing a mild winter this year with temperatures rarely below freezing and despite the weather reports, rainfall seemed pretty normal. We were all beginning to think that we would not be getting any cold weather and many vineyards, including ours, chose to prune vines a little earlier than normal. Last week, however, temperatures took a … Read More

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with Blackberry Pinot Noir Sauce

Elise StimacFarm Life, Pairing, Recipes

Recipe for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with Blackberry Pinot Noir Sauce from Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with Blackberry Pinot Noir Sauce What could be more quintessentially Oregon than Pinot Noir and Blackberries?  Three Feathers Estate was once home to a blackberry farm and the land is still covered with wild blackberries in abundance.  I came up with this sauce when I was testing our 2017 grapes for ripeness and could not bear … Read More