Why is Mom so hard to shop for? This mother’s day give her a memorable gift. Here are four thoughtful gift ideas and experiences. She told us that she doesn’t need another candle.
By: Tamara Gane
April 8, 2021
Cucumbers love to grow when it is warm, which makes them a perfect addition to your summer garden! There are many options to choose from; from slicing to pickling cucumbers, round or slender, short or long. You might be eager to get started on planting your seeds, but you should wait until after the last frost. Preferably, a couple of weeks after it has passed to make sure the soil is nice and warm (at least 65 degrees F). To speed up the soil warming process, you can place plastic mulch over the soil.
Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. At St. Supéry, we take this holiday seriously. We had an inter-departmental contest to submit the best original recipe, all expertly made by Estate Chef Tod Kawachi and ranked by our panel of esteemed judges: Chef Tod, CEO Emma Swain and VP Winemaking and Viticulture Michael Scholz.
With various choices for bread and types of cheese, not to mention potential additions of condiments, fruit, meat or veggies, the options are endless.
Since Napa Valley is known as a bit of an epicurean hot spot, all of the entries were quite elevated and creative and included a suggested wine pairing.
The judges were impressed by entries of Dollarhide Nectarine and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tarragon Butter, a Blue Cheese, Camembert and Pear Grilled Cheese and a Chevre and mozzarella sandwich on brioche bread. The winning recipe, submitted by the Production department, was one of the more simple preparations – using Model bakery sourdough bread and a combination of four cheeses: muenster, gouda, gruyere cheese and truffled cheese.
All of St. Supéry Estate’s lands have been certified Napa Green since 2008. St. Supéry Estate employs sustainable farming practices on our estate vineyards including integrated pest management, composting, wildlife conservation and more.
April 1, 2021
The first step in preparing your home garden is to prepare your soil for planting. That doesn’t just mean tilling; it also means incorporating organic matter into your soil before you sow the first seed or transplant the first seedling. Get practical tips from Estate Horticulturist Brianne Hoover:
March 2, 2021
February 5, 2021
Board games are a perfect at-home activity for warm winter nights. Why has chess become so popular in recent months? There are two clear answers: first, people are spending more time at home during the pandemic and second, the popularity of a Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit” that follows fictional chess prodigy Beth Harmon.
Local chess aficionado and teacher Greg Luecke joined a recent virtual tasting to share some thoughts on how you can learn or improve your chess game. There are two necessary steps according to Luecke: 1/ learn about the strategy and rules of the game, either with a teacher or by reading books for beginners, and 2/ practice (with other humans), even if online.