Sbragia Family Vineyard

Sbragia is a family owned winery founded by a long time winemaker at Beringers. It is located at the far northern end of Dry Creek Valley.

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Pedroncelli Winery

Pedroncelli is one of a number of multi-generational family wineries having been founded in 1927. The winery consists of a collection of rustic farm buildings a few miles off Dry Creek Road. We had visited the winery on one of our previous trips about ten years ago and found not much has changed…

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California Wine Country 2009 – Dry Creek – Day One

California Wine Country holds a very strong appeal for many. And for many, that typically means going to Napa Valley and taking in the traditional tourist atmosphere. Every California wine aficionado should do this at least once. But once you’ve done that, your best bet is to take your tourist experience and then delve deeper into the culture, the wine, and the region.

After numerous trips to California wine country, we honed in on Sonoma County and, specifically, the Dry Creek area near Healdsburg. This is the first of a four part series recounting our recent trip to this area.

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Farro and Arugula Salad with Flank Steak

Farro is not one of those ingredients that most people have laying around in their kitchens. That’s a pity. It has become a staple in my house due to its versitility, texture, flavor and health benefits.

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Grilled Asparagus Milanese

Spring brings asparagus season, and asparagus just screams for two of my favorite ways to prepare food… grilled, and with an egg on top.

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White Bean and Ramp Soup

I may have mentioned a time or two how much I like ramps. As it is now high ramp season, much of what I am cooking has a ramp component to it in one way or another.

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Ramps – Produce Spotlight

Ramps were one of the finds that made our first CSA Produce season worthwhile. I had never heard of a ramp before I first started getting our produce box from

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Cooking Out Of The Box – Week 1

The first CSA produce box of the season brings the challenge of ramps, sunchokes, asparagus, spinach, burdock, rhubarb, sorrel, parsnips, chives and black radishes!

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Madison and Dane County Area Farmers Markets 2009

Farmers’ Market season has hit, and Cuisine Capers has your guide to the Madison and Dane County area Markets! There’s a market for everyone – find yours here!

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New Inventions – Home and Housewares Show 2009

Among the housewares big names like All Clad, Viking and Cuisinart and the exhibits with celebrity chef monikers plastered all over their booths is a small section set aside for

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