Entries by Tamara Belgard

Romancing the #Vine

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by Yeah, read it into it what you will, a reader always does. But I will remind you, it’s about the vine. It always is.   He stands before her She is naked Innocent Fresh Exposed Vulnerable All life and limbs His hot breath on her bare extremities Cuts the chill of the biting morning […]

New Willamette Valley Harvest Website

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by Harvest has officially kicked off in the Willamette Valley, and the WVWA’s new harvest website will help us all feel a part of it. Featuring winemaker stories, blog posts, delicious recipes, grape-friendly Spotify playlists, and event listings that all revolve around harvest, it’s like we’re practically in the cellar—except for the punchdowns.   The […]

The New Frontier of American Wine

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by PICTURE BREATHTAKING RIVER VALLEYS and rolling hillsides rich with ancient but fertile volcanic soil, the type of soil that results in wines of remarkable character and exceptional quality. There’s only a few places in the U.S. with soil like that, and one of them is Idaho. Understandably, wine grapes probably aren’t your first thought when […]

Zucchini a la Otto – Your New Favorite Zucchini Recipe

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by  Warning: This recipe will ruin you for any other zucchini recipe ~ It all started with a post on Facebook. It often does. Either there, or with a memorable meal I try to recreate. One of my favorite Portland pizza places posted a tantalizing photo of a seasonal zucchini dish they’d made that caught […]




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Zucchini a la Otto

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zucchini

Zucchini a la Otto

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Ingredients

Servings:

Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan.

  2. Saute zucchini until browned, cooking in batches, one layer deep. Remove browned zucchini from pan to finish the remaining slices.

  3. Put all the browned zucchini back in the pan and add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.

  4. Remove to plate and serve immediately.

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Good #Mead, Indeed… Honey-tongued and sweet-talking

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by The word “honeymoon” in English supposedly refers to the practice of a bride’s father dowering her with enough mead for a month-long celebration in honor of the marriage. But, why mead? “Mead is perhaps the original aphrodisiac, credited with fertility, seduction, and arousal powers.”  When Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor, Kookoolan Farms owner, meadmaker and author, […]