“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” – Clifton Fadiman

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“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” – Clifton Fadiman

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Wines by Wives Food Pairing Friday: Merlot Strawberries with Marscapone Vanilla Cream

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Our sweet tooth is still here, and we’re itching for a hint of summer! This week’s Wines by Wives Food Pairing Friday recipe satisfies our craving for both- with wine. Try making this Merlot Strawberries with Marscapone Vanilla Cream with any of our great Merlots.

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 2 1/2 cups Wines by Wives Merlots
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 cups sliced strawberries

Directions

  1. Combine mascarpone, cream, and 2 tablespoons sugar; scrape seeds from vanilla bean into mixture (reserve pod). Beat with a mixer on low speed until soft peaks form. Cover and chill.
  2. In a 4- to 6-quart pan over medium heat, frequently stir wine, lemon juice, remaining sugar, and vanilla bean pod until mixture is simmering, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in strawberries. Let cool about 1 hour.
  3. Ladle strawberries and liquid into wineglasses or goblets (at least 8 oz.). Top with mascarpone cream.

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Recipe From: James Carrier, my recipes

Wines by Wives Food Pairing Friday: Red Wine Lollipops

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Being snowed in is giving us a sweet tooth. These red wine lollipops are fun project for a day in. Any of our sweet red wines are great for this Wines by Wives Food Pairing Friday sweet Valentine’s day treat. We recommend Merlot, Shiraz or Chianti all found here: http://bit.ly/WBWRedWines

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons Red wine (Merlot, Shiraz or Chianti: http://bit.ly/WBWRedWines)
3 tablespoons corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoons kosher salt
12 lollipop sticks
gold luster dust (optional)
hard candy lollipop molds or a silicone mat
lollipop sticks
candy thermometer

Directions:

1. Bring red wine to a simmer in a small saucepan (Image 1). Simmer wine until reduced to 1/3 cup. This should take about 20-25 minutes. Remove from stovetop and let cool completely.
2. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and wine reduction. Stir until combined.
3. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
4. Stir occasionally with a heatproof spatula until all sugar granules have dissolved.
5. Boil until candy temperature registers 298-310 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
6. Remove from heat and fill greased lollipop molds with the hot candy.
7. Place lollipop sticks in the stick crevices and rotate until the stick is coated in the hot candy. Alternatively, you may also drop the hot candy from a spoon onto a silicone mat or parchment paper, making two- to three-inch disks and leaving room to place — and rotate — the lollipop sticks.
8. Allow the lollipops to harden completely.
9. These are best if you wait a day to consume them, as this gives the red wine flavor plenty of time to develop.
10. Embellish with luster dust (Image 2), if desired, and store between sheets of parchment paper in an airtight container.

Enjoy your snow day and stay safe everyone!

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Recipe and photo from HGTV