Vineyard Kitchen..... Jain's Spring Fling

Spring is all about being outside for me. It is where I am the happiest. Jim is lucky to get any kind of food at all during this time of the year. There is so much to be done! I've been nursing 70 little babies. Grape vine babies to put in a nursery row on my sister's property. They are a varietal, Blanc du Bois, that will do well in her sandy Texas coastal soil. The garden also needs constant attention. I did cook a little bit this week for the Spring Fling at Jain's...................
Mixed greens with smoked salmon and crispy won ton's. Roasted chicken with a red pepper sauce. For dessert ~ creme brulee.
And back to the garden.................................................


Photography by: Ryannan Bryer de Hickman
Copyright: Sotto Il Monte Vineyards


  1. All those beautiful flowers...and oranges too. I'm so envious.

  2. Honestly.. I look at magazines in stores now..and I just perused some past Bon Appétits.. I think they are going to have to kick up their cotent a notch because everything here is far more beautiful.
    You and Jain are perfect garden partners..How lucky you both are to have all this at your fingertips in march~
    I love the look of that redpepper sauce with the roast chicken..
    5 stars..all the way.
    It's so much fun to have found you.
    I have Jain to thank for that!

    The wontons looks soo good too.
    You must be a food stylist?
    B like beau.

  3. I, too, am envious of the flowers and fruit-bearing trees at your disposal!! It's all so beautiful and beautifully photographed. Your spring fling menu looks delicious. What a gorgeous meal! :D

  4. your blog is such a thing of beauty and style, i love glancing in your life~

  5. I feel better just looking at your gorgeous and creative site. Those trees belong on a postcard.
    Happy Twirls,


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