Horseback Riding, Wine Tours, and Fall Recipes. Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time.

Week 8: October 17 – 23

As we get closer to Halloween and the cool Idaho air gives us a reprieve from the summer heat, rich wines and hearty dishes of comfort foods take center stage. It’s not too late to enjoy an outdoor adventure and ease into fall with these great Idaho events.

October 23 – 29: 7-Day Wine Tasting Getaway, Red Horse Mountain Ranch, Harrison
Sample over 30 regional wines, be delighted with chef prepared meals, and enjoy a wide range of guided adventures including horseback riding, sporting clays, kayaking, and boat tours.


October 21: Pend d’Oreille Winery Live Music Line-up
Savor some delicious wine and listen to the soft, acoustic, indie folk/rock of Jean Mann from coastal Washington. Concert is from 5 pm – 8pm.

Sip Your Way Through Idaho Wine Country: Idaho Wine Passport Program

In partnership with the Idaho Statesman, the Idaho Wine Commission created the Idaho Wine Passport Program. Passport holders receive special deals at the 20 participating wineries located throughout Idaho, and will be entered to win a stellar grand wine prize. Passport is valid through the end of April, 2012.

With fall comes an abundance of gourds. Courtesy of the Idaho Preferred recipe library, this delicious recipe is perfect for warming up as the temperatures cool down.

Beef-Picadillo-Stuffed Acorn Squash

1 pound ground beef
1 cup torn Romaine
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon Mexican Seasoning Mix
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
⅓ cup raisins
1 acorn squash, quartered, cooked
1 tablespoon slivered almonds (optional)

1. Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up into ¾-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.

2. Sprinkle seasoning mix and cinnamon over beef; mix well. Stir in tomato sauce and raisins, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over squash. Garnish with almonds, if desired.

Enjoy local food and wine at these Idaho restaurants.
Farmers Market Guide
A Harvest Guideto farm festivals, pumpkin patches and corn mazes

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