November 2011

CalNaturale Wines

November 29, 2011
CalNaturale Organic Wines

Boxed wine is something I would pass by without giving it a second thought. That is, until now. I was given the opportunity to try samples of CalNaturale wines. Well, of course! I never turn down a chance to sample wine. I have to admit when the samples arrived the first thought was “Oh, boxed […]

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Cranberry Salad – A Sweet Holiday Treat

November 22, 2011
Cranberry Salad

The holidays are here. There are so many memories from all the years. The holidays are my favorite time. It kicks off with my birthday in November and gets better with each passing day. One of the reasons is the special food for the season. From savory to sweet (especially sweet) the food stands out. […]

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Cauliflower Soup

November 17, 2011
Cauliflower Soup

During an earthquake is when I first had cauliflower soup. We were on vacation in California. We had returned to San Francisco after a visiting Napa for the day. We decided to eat at a restaurant owned by one of the wineries. The soup of the day was cauliflower soup. It was so good I […]

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La Pinot – Pinot Noir

November 15, 2011
La Pinot - Pinot Noir

Wine tastings and samplings - I just love them. It was because of a wine tasting/sampling at Whole Foods that I discovered this wine. La Pinot, a Chilean Pinot Noir, was one of the wines featured in an in-store tasting. I rounded the corner and saw the setup and made a beeline for it. What? A free […]

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The Call of Fall Continues

November 10, 2011
Dynamite Wine Flash Pansy

Fall is progressing and taking a toll on summer flowers. The remaining summer annuals in my flower pots were fading quickly. It was time to change them out for winter plants. The weather was perfect for gardening this past weekend. It was nice enough to wear shorts which is sort of odd in a way. […]

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Blueberry Crisp

November 8, 2011
Blueberry Crisp

Blueberries are a favorite of mine. They are a super fruit containing all kinds of good stuff like vitamins and anti-oxidants. Full of flavor, they add so much to a variety of dishes. Pancakes, muffins, salads, sauces, cocktails, and the list goes on (including a delicious crisp, of course!). The occasion to make the crisp […]

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Chefs in the City – Virginia Willis

November 1, 2011
Virginia Willis

A wine tasting is an exciting event for me. Add a cooking demonstration by a well-known chef, sampling the prepared food, and shopping = WOW! So much fun in one place. I was very excited when I won tickets from The Bluebird Patch. It was an opportunity to meet Virginia Willis IRL (in real life). I […]

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