Homemade & Fresh Peach Crisp
Can I just start by saying this is SOOOOO simple... honestly- it takes no time at all to whip up this scrumptious dessert! I look forward to...
What to Prune When in Your Garden for the Healthiest Plants
Take the mystery out of when to prune your plants. Many trees, shrubs, and perennials can produce more blooms and stronger growth if you trim them at certain points during the year, so timing is everything for creating a healthier, more lush garden with your shears.
In the Vineyards: Bud Break
It’s spring, you know what that means… new life! And that is exactly what is happening in the vineyards of Missouri wine country with “bud break”. Bud break is the start of the annual growing cycle for grape vines. It is quite an exciting time because it’s really the first sign of life in the vineyards. So, what exactly is bud break? It’s pretty much what you might imagine from its name. Tiny buds on the vine start to swell and eventually shoots begin to grow from the buds, breaking through…
Patty Held in Hermann is Missouri's Wine Trail Diva
Stone Hill Winery Vineyards in Hermann. Courtesy of Stone Hill Winery. _____________________________________________________________________...
Chambourcin Wine | Missouri Chambourcin Wine
Chambourcin is a French/American hybrid. This variety is of unknown parentage and can produce wines of light to medium body with fruity aromas, cherry and earthy/spicy complexities. Chambourcin goes well with barbecue, pork, and grilled dishes.
Soulard Farmers Market - Grapes
The Soulard Farmers Market, located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the largest and oldest farmers market's west of the Mississippi. The market had humble beginnings in 1779 as a flat meadow that farmers could come to, to sell their locally raised fruit, vegetables, dairy, and livestock. In 1795, Antoine Soulard was given a 122 acre plot that included the market grounds by his father-in-law, Gabriel Cerre. But, when the United States made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Antoine's…
Crush: The Next Step
If harvest is the first step a grape takes on its life’s journey to your glass, crush is most definitely the second— a big, messy, interesting step that makes a large impact on the character of the wine it will become. Once the grapes have been harvested, they meet some new friends that help them make the transition to juice. The first helpers we meet in the crush process are rice hulls. They are mixed in with the grapes as a pressing agent to form channels for the juice to work its way out.