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Terry Ingham, Editor                               Vol. 7, Number 7                          July 2010  
Current Events
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2009 Event Summary

Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo
August 11th
Wine & Food Fair
August 14th
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Princess Theatre Schedule

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What's Happening in Wine Country
    Our Quilters in Action

Summer is finally here!!  Not HOT just nice and warm with cool great sleeping nights.  After a long chilly wet spring, warm weather is making the swimming pool a very popular spot and it looks great.  The wet weather was tough on our cherry crop but the ones we are seeing at the Farmers Market sure look and taste delicious. In June we saw many fun events and huge crowds as the Scotts invaded Prosser for the Scottish Festival.  At the end of June Kestrel Vintners also brought in a number of birds of prey or raptors to entertain wine tasters.  What amazing birds!!
    On the first weekend in July we are celebrating the 4th of July.  We have a lot to be grateful in our country and celebrating our Declaration of Independence, now  234 years old, certainly is worthy of a great party.  Prosser has all of the traditional trappings for a wonderful Old Fashion 4th of July.   We will be having hamburgers and hot dogs at Wine Country RV Park on Saturday and the City of Prosser sponsors games, food and fireworks starting at noon on Sunday the 4th.  Don't miss this fun family weekend in the sun.  If you love to fish, the weather is perfect.  Here is a good reference for what is going on in fishing.

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Deb & Rich's Corner

 Mild sunny days have replaced what was an unusual start to our exciting season here in Prosser and Wine Country RV Park. Our record setting rain fall in the month of June was a surprise and gave our irrigation system a boost. Our lawns and trees sprung to life and we were off and running, grooming what has been described by a visiting landscaper as the best looking lawns he has seen anywhere. The wineries are in full swing and special events in the Prosser area are bringing visitors from all parts of the country. Check out our web site for more details. Make your reservations early. We are getting busy.

Later  Deb & Rich

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Small plane

If you like to get up close and personal with all sorts of small planes make sure you make it to the Prosser Fly-In July 17-18th.  These great little planes put on a real show!

Recipe of the Month by Rich

Shredded Tex-Mex Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing


  • Butter, for preparing 8 by 8-inch glass pan
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) box cornbread mix (recommended: Jiffy)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 packet sazon seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, cut into strips
  • Creamy Lime Dressing, recipe follows
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar
  • Special equipment: glass trifle dish


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8 by 8-inch glass pan with butter. Stir together the cornbread mix with the egg and milk. Evenly spread into prepared pan and bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cool completely. Mix together the beans with the sazon and season with salt and pepper. Toss the salsa with the tomatoes. When ready to serve, cut the cornbread into 1/2-inch croutons. Toss the lettuce with 3/4 cups of the dressing. In a clear trifle dish, layer the Tex-Mex Salad beginning with the black beans followed by the Monterey jack cheese, the tomato salsa mixture, the Cheddar, the dressed romaine and top with the cornbread croutons. Serve the remaining dressing on the side.

Creamy Lime Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Special equipment: blender

Blend all the ingredients except the olive oil until smooth. While machine is running, slowly drizzle in the oil until incorporated. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.


This is a first!!  No one had exactly the correct answers.  It asked "Which statements are correct."  1 thru 5 were correct.

Here is this months riddle -  

A caveman named Unatug died in 4284 B.C.  A caveman named Onotug died 120 years after Unatug was born.  Their combined ages when  each died was 100 years.  When was Onotug born?

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Check our calendar at and find out when we have Toofur Tuesday and get a second night free when you check in on one of these Tuesdays. 

On The Wine Front

I have been encouraging you to come over to Wine Country and enjoy the patio at one of our winerys but unfortunately until about three weeks ago you needed an umbrella.  Well - summer is finaly here and the evenings are perfect.  So come on over and enjoy.

Olsen patio
           A beautiful afternoon at Olsen Estates   

July 2nd
    Alexandria Nicole Cellars
        Sip & Stroll
July 8th
    Milbrandt Vineyards
       Wine 201: Portugal
July 10th
    Airfield Estates
       Live music by Marian Call
July 16th
    Airfield Estates
       Andrew Jones Memorial Dinner
    Kestrel Vintners
        Simple Supper
July 17th
    Horse Heavens Hills Wineries
       Horse Heaven Trail Drive
July 23rd
    Milbrandt Vineyards
        Patio Party with Cody Beebe & the Crooks
July 24th
    Desert Wind
        Desert Wind Case Sale
    Thurston Wolfe
        Grown to Greatness
July 25th
    Gamache Vintners
        Winemakers Dinner at Tuscany
July 30th
    Desert Wind
        Friday Night Supper Club
August 1st
    Columbia Crest
        Vineyard Tours
August 5th
    Desert Wind
        Cooking Class with Guest Chef Mauguerite Henderson
August 12th
    Milbrandt Vineyards
        Wine 201:  Prussia
August 14th
    Airfield Estates
        Swirl, Sip & Paint
    Airfield Estate
        Movie Night!
    Chateau Champoux
        Sunset at the Chateau
    Columbia Crest
        2007 Reserve Cab Release
August 28th
    Desert Wind
        Saturday Night Supper Club
    Walter Clore Center
        Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame Gala

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