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How to make dry rub pork shoulder for your summer parties

by on June 27, 2012 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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One of my favorite meals to cook for backyard parties during summer is a slow-roasted pork shoulder crusted in homemade dry rub. While you’re outside enjoying the weather with friends and family, your meal can be slowly cooking in the oven all day long–and ready to be served when you get home. In this video, I [...]

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Simple appetizer recipe: olive oil and citrus marinated goat cheese

by on June 18, 2012 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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When entertaining at home, one of my favorite appetizers to serve at dinner parties is aged goat cheese marinated with Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, seasonal citrus, spices and fresh herbs. This recipe is easy to make and has a very elegant presentation; it can be made a day in advance to save time, and [...]

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A fun, festive Easter dinner table centerpiece idea

by on March 30, 2012 in From the Heart

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Looking for a fun, festive way to decorate your Easter dinner table? Todd and I were discussing holiday table centerpiece ideas over dinner one night and came up with this colorful arrangement that brings the spirit of hunting for Easter eggs to your table. The ground cover (grass or flowering thyme) can be purchased at [...]

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How to make French Macarons: cookie recipe ideas and tips

by on December 13, 2011 in From the Kitchen

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Looking for new cookie recipes for your cookie exchange, gifts or dinner party? Our resident videographer asked me to share one of my favorite cookie recipes, and I picked French Macarons. In this video, you’ll find tips and techniques for baking these delicate cookies, which aren’t as difficult to make as one might think. The key is [...]

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Rainy, warm spring affects shoot thinning: video

by on June 10, 2010 in From the Vineyards

Watch the suckering process in this video to learn why shoot thinning is so important to making quality wine. The three most important vineyard management steps in the annual lifecycle of a grapevine are pruning in the winter, suckering (also known as shoot thinning) in the spring, and of course, harvest in the fall. The [...]

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Photographing Cheeses

by on May 24, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Fromage de Meaux (left) and Queso de Tetilla (center), originally uploaded by blog.jordanwinery.com. A well-regarded wine magazine is publishing a story about wine country cheesemakers and the wineries who partner with these local creameries to offer cheese and wine pairing tastings. Because Todd (our chef) and Nitsa (his wife and our hospitality director) put the [...]

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How to make sea salt: a Mother’s Day travel gift idea

by on April 29, 2010 in Events, From the Heart

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You can preserve your travel memories through homemade salt using our sea salt recipe, which has been featured in Saveur magazine. Todd and I started a tradition many years ago of collecting salt water from seas and oceans to make homemade sea salt: an affordable (costs nothing) but very memorable souvenir from our annual vacations. Making [...]

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Pruning olive trees and reusing cuttings

by on March 31, 2010 in From the Land

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After the vineyard team finishes pruning grapevines each March, we move onto pruning 18 acres of olive trees planted on hillsides near Jordan’s two lakes. It takes just one minute to prune a grapevine, but an olive tree—due to its size and number of branches—requires 10 minutes of grooming to create proper shaping and light exposure, which ensures efficient picking [...]

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