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Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

October 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” ~Dexter Kozen The countdown has begun to the ‘all-hallows’ night of tricks, treats and doorbells. Spooky fall decor is popping up all over the [...]

Cinnamon Applesauce Bread

October 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

The aroma of autumn, apples, cinnamon and a bit of honey.  This simple and delicious quick-bread recipe is perfect for October and works well as a tasty grab n go snack for the entire [...]

Espresso Rubbed Steak with Horseradish Cream

September 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

September 2017 by Karie Engels Coffee is the first thing on my mind when I tumble out of bed and stumble down the stairs. I reach the coffee pot silently cursing myself for not preparing my cup of life the night before. As I sip my first taste of morning I roll through my [...]

Pumpkin Bread

September 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

A pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. ~Wikipedia The entire year seems to be a waiting game for fall [...]

Cinnamon Apple Cider Doughnuts

August 29, 2017 // 2 Comments

The secret to a great doughnut is to use the best ingredients. Use real butter, not margarine and real buttermilk, not powder. This recipe also asks for apple butter. If you aren’t familiar with this delicious concoction, you can generally find a jar at the farmers [...]

Margherita Pizza

August 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Game day perfect, you can make the dough ahead of time or pick up fresh-made dough from your local deli. Have your hungry crew top their own pie with their favorite flavors. Late summer shows off Mother Nature’s best work of art. Leaves become restless in anticipation [...]

Santa Barbara Style Surf n Turf

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Chef Lee Abbott’s Tri-Tip and citrus Santa Barbara Spot Prawns with Rosé Wine Ancho Chili Reduction Sauce paired with Altaneve Rosé Prosecco. Created exclusively for Basil & Salt Magazine, the burst of coastal Ranch and Sea flavors matched with Altaneve Rosé [...]

4 Refreshing Late Summer Cocktails

August 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Mother Nature holds her best bounty for late summer.  Whether you prefer the stone fruit’s juice dripping down your chin or blended into a thirst-quenching cocktail, the ripe peach is the belle of the ball. These dazzling Santa Margherita cocktails were [...]