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Bonterra is a quest, it’s a statement, it’s a way of life. Here’s where we’ll explore those intangibles beyond the facts … and cook up some great meals to go with the wines. So pour yourself a glass, dig in and enjoy.
All the best,
Lia Huber Bonterra’s Chef & Organic Life Aficionado
Bring the Harvest Home
Episode 10: Beyond Butternut
When it comes to winter squash, most people get stuck at the buff-colored butternut. Not a bad thing … butternut squash has a great texture and deep, sweet flavor. But there's a whole wide world of other winter squash out there to explore. Here's how to navigate the terrain.
What goes with a nice Cabernet, Pinot or Zin? A harvest bounty and tunes that make you want to celebrate the good food, family, and friends. Our Bring the Harvest Home playlist pairs well with good times, great friends and exceptional Bonterra wine.
We think it’s a miracle how “what grows together goes together” plays out so beautifully. Just check out our list of favorite fall foods below—all super fresh at farmers markets right now--followed by 10 of our most inspired combinations.
This recipe can really act as a template for any leftover mashed or roasted vegetables you might have on hand. This combo of rutabaga and turnip is one of my favorites, though. Serve with a bitter green salad and Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc.
Kale chips are all the rage now, and I can see why—they’re crazy easy, and so crisp they almost shatter when you bite into them (potato chips have nothing on these kale chips). These are coated with a spicy mix just right for munching on during a game. You could go white—with a Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc—or red, with a Bonterra Merlot. It depends on which team you lean towards …
Chex mix was our go to snack for any large get together when I was a kid. But as I grew on my NOURISH evolution, I became less and less psyched about all the ingredients on the list that I couldn’t pronounce. So I decided to make my own. This party mix has all kinds of stuff you can feel good about, including serious crunch and a lingering, spicy punch. Sip the Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc as you munch.
This squash soup is the epitome of fall. Colorful, rich, shot through with warm spices. Roasting the squash, shallot and pear add depth of flavor, and caramelized diced pear adds both visual interest and a complex sweet note. Enjoy with the Bonterra Chardonnay.
Frisee and Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
This is an elegant salad to start off a family gathering, to be sure. But it also makes a terrific light meal in and of itself. Feel free to add cubed beets or roasted vegetables or even a scoop of cooked quinoa if you’re going the main course route. Pair with the Bonterra Chardonnay.
I love chocolate chip cookies. But I don’t love how I feel after eating them … the hit of refined flour and sugar leave my mouth feeling coated and me feeling depleted after a sugar rush. These, however, are different. Whole wheat pastry flour, a bit of oats and pumpkin add all kinds of goodness, and they use about a quarter of the butter found in regular cookies. So how do they taste? So good you’ll be tempted to polish off a half dozen in one sitting … if you do, be sure to have a glass of Bonterra Pinot Noir to wash them down.