Cabernet Beets with Feta

Farmers market season is upon us, and with it, a multitude of veggies you probably don’t normally eat.

Take beets: unless you LOVE them, you probably don’t eat them. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that beets can taste like dirt. And no one wants dinner to taste like dirt. But, paired with briny feta cheese, rich red wine, and some seasoning, beets can be spectacular. Continue reading

Recipe: Summer Fruit with White Merlot

 

Recipe: Summer Fruit with White Merlot

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Serves: 8 cups

Summer fruit salad gets a sweet boost with the addition of a White Merlot sauce.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water 2 Wine White Merlot (or your favorite sweet wine)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 8 cups mixed fresh fruit (berries, melon, and peaches are a great combination)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
Instructions
  1. Dice fruit and place in refrigerator to cool.
  2. Mix wine and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Chill.
  3. While sauce and fruit cool, chop mint.
  4. Pour sauce over fruit and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with mint.
  5. Serve immediately or chill for several hours to allow flavors to meld. Fruit may soften while chilling.