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strawberry shortcake orange blossom

A Simple Strawberry Shortcake Orange Blossom Stack

This simple Strawberry Shortcake Orange Blossom Stack was inspired by the iconic Strawberry Shortcake that is served at Boccali’s restaurant in Ojai, California. Since 1986, the Boccali family has been serving up their decadent mile-high Strawberry Shortcake with rave reviews! Our take on their classic recipe adds a bit of bright California citrus flavor to every delicious layer of this dessert. We recommend pairing it with a glass of sparkling rosé or Muscat/Moscato, but it will work with any of your favorite dessert wines too. View recipe →

coconut mango cake

Coconut Mango Cake

Coconut cake is a southern classic and the perfect dessert for Kwanzaa. But we’re taking it up a notch with this recipe by combining the flavors of coconut and mango. This coconut cake (a family favorite), is made with coconut oil and coconut milk, filled with mango curd and then frosted with a coconut mango buttercream. If your family celebrates the holidays with coconut cake, you’ll definitely impress them with this amazing Coconut Mango Cake. If they don’t consider coconut cake a must-have, this recipe may start a new tradition! Pair it with California Moscato or California Riesling for a fabulous celebration. View recipe →

Grilled Nectarine Salad with Arugula, Prosciutto, and Corn

Grilled Nectarine Salad with Arugula, Prosciutto, and Corn

August is prime time for California nectarines, peaches, and plums—all considered “stone fruits” because of the stone, or pit, inside. If you have never grilled them, you are in for a treat. Grilling heightens their sweetness and lightly caramelizes their natural sugar. For this salad, you can use nectarines alone, or a combination of stone fruits. Serve as a separate course at a dinner party or as a side salad with grilled sausages. In larger portions, the salad makes a beautiful summer lunch. View recipe →