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Best Za You'll Ever Make

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Wednesday. It’s the middle of the week - you’ve made it 3 days and only have 2 more to go. Go you! Today, we are sharing a recipe perfect for winding down and enjoying #WineWednesday. Introducing the “Best Za You’ll Ever Make” aka Kascadia’s version of a great pizza!

INGREDIENTS:

Pillsbury Pizza Dough

Olive oil

1 chicken breast

Onion

Garlic

Cremini Mushroom

Spinach

Pear

Dried Cranberries

Honey

Balsamic

Spice:

Mrs. Dash – Original version

STEPS:

  1. Set your music to a killer playlist. Check out "The Best Damn Za Playlist" on Spotify! http://spoti.fi/2xPLErY
  2. Grease up your pizza pan and preheat the oven to 425oC
  3. Roll out your dough in any way you like and pop it in the oven for 8 minutes
  4. Take a frying pan out, chop up your chicken and fry that baby up – throw in some Mrs. Dash while you’re at it!
  5. Take another frying pan out – chop up your onion, garlic and mushroom then throw those puppies on the pan
  6. Once the onions and mushroom mix look lightly cooked, throw in the chopped spinach
  7. NOTE: You’re doing the pizza dough, chicken and veggie mix simultaneously so don’t mess it up – eyes on the prize people!
  8. Take your dough out of the oven and set it aside for a second while you catch your breath
  9. Finish cooking the chicken and veggie mixture up (NO pink in that chicken)
  10. Alright, this is where the beauty of the dish starts to come together…
  11. Take your dough and drizzle a little olive oil on it and then add some more Mrs. Dash (she’s our fave)
  12. Cut up the brie cheese into small, thin pieces and put it on the soon to be pizza
  13. Add the chicken and sautéed veggie mixture on top
  14. Now, go ahead and thinly slice your pear – throw it on top
  15. Grab a handful of the dried cranberries and sprinkle them on top  
  16. Pop that baby back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown (We’re going to be honest and say we didn’t use a timer so just watch until it’s golden brown)
  17. After putting the za on a cutting board drizzle honey and balsamic on top
  18. Voilà! You’ve made the best darn pizza you have ever laid your eyes on! Bravo!

Wine Pairing:


Try the 2016 Meyer Family Vineyard Gewurztraminer with this pizza. You won’t regret it!

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Let’s Talk Wine – Canadian Wine, That Is

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Canada. It’s a beautiful place, isn’t it? With a vast panoramic setting to easily get lost in, Canada captivates with diversity. The Pacific Ocean meets cascading mountains and gives way to an abundance of sprawling wineries for scenery so stunning, you could stay a while, a long while.

In our opinion, Canada and wine go together like oven-baked brie, pepper jelly and a fresh baguette from your local market. Known for its wine internationally, Canada is a “natural.” Kascadia features award-winning Canadian wines, which have been recognized by The Globe and Mail, the National Wine Awards of Canada and Decanter magazine to name a few. Still not convinced? In 2013, Huffington Post named Okanagan Valley the #1 wine destination in the world out of 10 other regions.  Similarly, it was listed by USA Today as the second “Best Wine Region to Visit" in the world in 2014 following behind Alentego, Portugal as number one. 

This hidden gem of Canada boasts more than 200 wineries ranging from intimate vineyards to grand estates. The Okanagan Valley's unique climate delivers bold, bright red and white varietals with incredible variety in price and taste. Let’s face it, the unspoiled lake-to-desert region with its exceptional wine tasting experiences and lakeside views will floor your senses. But enough about us...

Let’s talk wine.

Wine generates such a complex, diverse and beautiful array of emotions. It’s something that enhances almost any situation. Think about it. What do you do when you go to your family cabin for the weekend? Bring a couple bottles of wine. What do you serve when you have your girlfriends over for a night on the patio with cheese, cured meats and snacks? A bottle of rosé, of course. And what about that special dinner date you’ve been planning? Nothing else spells romance than savoring a delicious, bold bottle of red. Wine is something that we drink in a variety of occasions. It’s used to celebrate, unwind and excite. In our opinion, it’s the best thing that has ever happened to this planet.

Wait! No. Wine and food is the best thing that has happened to this planet. Nothing is more delightful than putting on good music, and cooking a fresh steak while sipping a glass of Merlot. Mushroom ravioli without a healthy helping of Pinot Noir is not the same. Oh, and we can’t forget grilled prawns and Chardonnay. Isn’t this all just music to your ears? The art of food and wine pairing has taken the world by storm. Wine truly does make everything better and we won’t deny it. In fact, we are here to applaud it.

Kascadia is dedicated to bringing the best Canadian wines to you, your family and your friends. We are here to celebrate what Canada has to offer and we are here to open your eyes (and taste buds) to a whole new world.

Welcome to Kascadia, bringing you refinement and excitement one Canadian varietal at a time!

P.S. Check us out on Spotify. The “Dancing in the Kitchen” playlist goes well with a glass of the 2014 Painted Rock Syrah and spicy chorizo pizza.

 

 

 

 

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