CA Living TV dishes ‘California Wine Month’ food and wine

California Living® scores the secrets to food and wine pairing in Napa Valley, California.

California Living® scores the secrets to food and wine pairing in Napa Valley, California.

Celebrate California Wine Month 2015 with California Living ® host and Party Girl Diet™ author Aprilanne Hurley, who is on a mission to uncover the secrets to food and wine pairing on-location in Napa Valley, California with Winery Chef Jeffrey Starr at the Trinchero Family Estates Sutter Home Inn.

California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley celebrates California Wine Month with Napa Valley Special.

California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley celebrates California Wine Month with Napa Valley Special.

California Wine Month Food and Wine Spotlight:

Love everything about Napa Valley?  You’re in luck.  The wine and food pairing secrets discovered, as well as the easy entertaining tips you’ll score are inspiring nuggets for both aspiring home chefs and busy people who want to entertain but don’t often have the time it takes to make it all happen with everything else they have going on in life.

Celebrate California Living® Wine Month 2015 with California Living ® host and Party Girl Diet™ author Aprilanne Hurley, who is on a mission to uncover the secrets to food and wine pairing on-location in Napa Valley, California with Winery Chef Jeffrey Starr at the Trinchero Family Estates Sutter Home Inn.

Celebrate California Wine Month 2015 with California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley on a mission to uncover the secrets to food and wine pairing in Napa Valley, California.

Here’s the inside look at California Living’s Insider’s Guide to “Relaxed California Living® during “California Wine Month” with Aprilanne airing on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 on ION Television:

California Living® is made possible in part by Aprilanne Hurley’s Party Girl Diet and new Super Abs Playbook – Your Sexy Abs Diet & Workout Game-Plan to “Sip, Sculpt & Sleep Your Way Skinny:”

California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley celebrates California Wine Month with Napa Valley Special.

California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley celebrates California Wine Month with Napa Valley Wine and Food TV Special.

“California Wine Month: Food & Wine enthusiasts outside of the San Francisco and Sacramento viewing areas can watch  California Living’s “Entertain with Ease” segment featuring Winery Chef Jeffrey Starr below, and score Chef Starr’s recipe Sonoma Rack of Lamb with Blueberry Chutney recipe, one of the featured dinner party entrees in this show:

California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley celebrates California Wine Month with Napa Valley Special.

California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley celebrates California Wine Month with Napa Valley Wine Country Food & Wine Special.

Click here for Napa Valley Winery Chef Jeffrey Starr’s Crab Cakes Recipe.

Jeffrey Starr’s “Party Girl Diet Approved” Rack of Lamb with Blueberry Chutney Recipe featured in the California Living ® Relaxed Living Special on ION Television:

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • ¾ cup champagne vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 stick cinnamon, crushed

  • 3 piece star anise, crushed

  • 4  cloves

  • ½ vanilla bean, scraped

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. red chile flake

  • 2 Cups dried blueberries

  • 1 teas. cornstarch dissolved in ¼ cup water

  • 1 rack lamb (about 1 ½ lb.)

For the blueberry chutney combine orange juice, vinegar, water, sugar, cinnamon, star anise, clove, vanilla bean, salt, and chile flake in a saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain out the solids. Add the dried blueberries and cornstarch, cover, and simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the lamb trim lamb rack of excess fat. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 400F oven until medium-rare or desired doneness. Remove from oven, let rest for 10 minutes, and cut into 4 double chops.

Serves 4.

Catch California Living® with host Aprilanne Hurley on ION Television Tuesday & Thursday mornings.‘Find out why it’s just more fun…living in California” with the California Living ® Insider’s Guide to California food, travel and healthy living Tuesday and Thursday mornings @ 6:30 a.m. on KKPX-TV in San Francisco – Oakland & San Jose, Calif. and on KSPX-TV in the Sacramento market on ION Television.

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