Hatfield Creek Vineyards & Winery, Ramona Valley, California

Posts From Elaine Lyttleton

Welcome to Our Cookbook!

Cookbook 🕔May 16, 2012

Each time people come to Hatfield Creek Vineyards to volunteer or just to visit, they are rewarded with some pretty good home cooked food to accompany our fine local Ramona Valley and Back Country wines.  Often we are asked for

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Banana Nut Bread

Cookbook 🕔May 9, 2012

Banana Nut Bread 1 loaf (or 2 small) I once worked with a CPA who loved bananas. Every week he’d bring bananas for his snack, and occasionally they’d get over ripe. One day, I asked if I could take the

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BLT(A) Salad

Cookbook 🕔March 1, 2012

This is another popular dish, with both the cook because it’s easy, and the volunteer workers, guests and friends because it’s yummy!  BLT(A) Salad About 6 servings 2 cups (uncooked) large macaroni, rotelli, or other pasta, cooked, rinsed & cooled 8

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Harvest 2011 Breakfast

Harvest 2011 Breakfast

Cookbook 🕔September 14, 2011

The 2011 harvest is over, with mixed results.  We had a 28% increase in the Petite Syrah crop over last year, but only a 6% increase in the Zinfandel.  We can only surmise that since the Zin vines are a

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Creamy Lemon Pie and wine pairing

Cookbook 🕔August 4, 2011

Yes, you can pair a wine with lemon. 3 egg yolks1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk1/2 cup lemon juice1,  8″ or 9″ prepared graham cracker crust1/2 pint whipping creamLemon zest (optional) Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Beat egg yolks, sweetened

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Wine Pairing Menu July 2011

Cookbook 🕔August 1, 2011

Here is the menu from the 2011 Charter Member Luncheon, with recipes as promised.–  Cheese & Pate Platter with baguette paired with our own 2009 Estate Petite Sirah, 2008 Woof N’Rose Winery Merlot and/or 2008 Hawk Watch Winery Cabernet Sauvignon–  Gazpacho paired

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Construction Update February 2011

Construction Update February 2011

Blog 🕔February 27, 2011

As many know, I keep all my day jobs to support my vineyard habit.  I write for the local newspaper, The Sentinel from time to time, and prepare income taxes during “the season” which is going on now – and

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Ice Wine in Ramona?

Ice Wine in Ramona?

Blog 🕔February 27, 2011

It snowed in the vineyard last night – a very rare occurrence here.  Beautiful.  Pictures are worth thousands of words, so here they are. Hot mulled wine this afternoon I think. Cheers,Elaine

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Holiday Entertaining Tips

Holiday Entertaining Tips

Blog 🕔December 7, 2010

The holiday party season is upon us, one of my favorite times of the year.  I love to entertain friends and family from small dinners to parties for fifty. I thought I’d pass along a few of my tips and tricks (in no

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Christmas in the winery – er… house

Christmas in the winery – er… house

Blog 🕔December 1, 2010

As I’ve mentioned before, things are a little crowded in here.  An already small home has been made more cramped with the encroachment of the winery from the dining area to the livingroom.  So this Christmas we are unable to

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