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Welcoming Summer with L'Ecole's 2020 Grenache Rosé with Butter Chicken + Homemade Naan with Egyptian Onions #Sponsored

     This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of L'Ecole .  Complimentary wine was provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.  However, all opinions expressed here are my own.   If you're been following my blog, you'll know that I'm doing a series of monthly posts in collaboration with  L'Ecole Winery .* A group of us participate in a virtual tasting with their marketing manager, the winemaker, and the general manager and discuss timely topics. This month, we celebrating the arrival of summer. And there's nothing better to pour during summer than a refreshing glass of Rosé. Welcoming Summer Living on the temperate central coast of California, we don't really have four seasons. We barely have two seasons. Our temperatures range from about 50 to 70 degrees...that's 50 in the winter and 70 in the summer. October is the hottest month and maybe some rain spits on us in March. That's about it. But summertime does mean a littl
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Tropical Salsa Fresca #CulinaryCam

  I have heard this called salsa crudo (raw sauce), salsa fresca (fresh sauce), 'chopped' salsa, and even some version of pico de gallo though I tend to see that as just tomato based. But I wanted to share this process for our Culinary Cam YouTube channel along with pork carnitas, charred salsa, guacamole, and homemade corn tortillas. This is definitely one of those processes versus recipes I always talk about. Use whatever fruits and citrus you have on-hand. For this version I used fresh mango and fresh pineapple, so I'm calling this a tropical salsa fresca . Once the video is live, I'll link it here for you. For now, you'll have to read instead of watch! Ingredients makes approximately 2 to 3 cups salsa 1-1/2 cups diced fruit (I used 1/2 cup mango and 1 cup pineapple) 1/2 cup diced tomatoes 1/2 cup diced onions 1 jalapeño, deseeded and diced (adjust for spiciness, as needed) juice from 1 to 2 limes or lemons salt to taste Procedure Place all of the ingredients

One Egg Dinner Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers

  Here we are the June 2021 edition of the Cake Slice Bakers. For 2021; we are baking from  Little Everyday Cakes: 50+ Perfectly Proportioned Confections to Enjoy Any Day of the Week  by Candace Floyd. * I can't believe that we're already in a new year. In many ways 2020 dragged on as the shelter-in-place orders continued month after month; on the other hand, it was a completely blur because there weren't milestones to mark the passage of time. In this group, we are given a selection of three cake recipes. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes! Follow our  Facebook ,  Instagram , and  Pinterest   pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the links below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are inter

Magical Meringue Mushrooms: Queen Mab's Dining Table #SundayFunday

  Today the Sunday Funday group is celebrating Midsummer and Faerie mischief is afoot. Thanks to Stacy of  Food Lust People Love , Sue of  Palatable Pastime , Rebekah of  Making Miracles , and Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  for coordinating this low-stress group. To celebrate Midsummer, host Sue was looking for: Love potions, faerie cakes, recipes using flowers or herbs, small bites, delicate desserts, or recipes that remind of fairy tales. Here's today's line-up... Magical Cookie Bars  by A Day in the Life on the Farm Butterfly Cupcakes  by Amy's Cooking Adventures Chocolate Pixies  by Food Lust People Love Magical Meringue Mushrooms: Queen Mab's Dining Table  by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Pixie Stix Candy Straws  by Palatable Pastime Blueberry Lavender Mini Cheesecakes  by Making Miracles Beetroot & Chocolate Mini Muffins  by Mayuri's Jikoni Queen Mab's Dining Table I was inspired by this poem which was written by Margaret Cavendish, Duche

You're Invited: #ItalianFWT Explores Ramato Wines

  You're Invited I am stepping in to host the July #ItalianFWT this month. The theme: Ramato wines. I wanted to give folks a little more latitude, especially since this invitation is a little late in the month. You still have about two weeks to pour and pair, but typically we have longer than that to source and prepare.  So, though Ramato wines will be our focus, feel free to share your favorite Ramato or any Pinot Grigio if you can't find a skin-fermented Pinot Grigio. I'll even take an Italian dish with origins in the northeastern province of Friuli Venezia Giulia or travel memories from that area, too. This is the Italian Food Wine Travel group after all. And if you want to be completely out of the box, find a wine made in the Ramato style from anywhere in the world. Be creative! Ramato?!? So, are you asking yourself, "What is Ramato wine?" Here's a quick primer to whet your appetite. Ramato is a skin fermented Pinot Grigio, but don't make the mistake o

The 'If-I-Have-To-Pick-A-Favorite-Soup' Clam Chowder #SoupSwappers

Welcome to the June #SoupSwappers event. Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  started this group and I'm always grateful to have a few more recipes to try. This month, I am hosting and asked the blogger to share 'Dad's favorite soups' in advance of Fathers' Day. I mean, we all either have a dad, are a dad, or are married to a dad, right? Here's the line-up... Corn Chowder A Day in the Life on the Farm Dad's Chicken and Rice Soup by Making Miracles Healthy Lauki/Bottle Gourd Soup by Sneha's Recipe Simple Tomato Soup by Magical Ingredients The 'If-I-Have-To-Pick-A-Favorite-Soup' Clam Chowder by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Traditional Irish Stew by Karen's Kitchen Stories The 'If-I-Have-To-Pick-A-Favorite-Soup' Clam Chowder  I considered asking my dad for his favorite soup, then decided to let Jake pick for a pre-Fathers' Day lunch since R isn't going to be with us for Fathers' Day this weekend. Jake didn

A Riff on Clapassade + Château Saint Roch Chimeres 2016 #Winophiles

For June's French Winophiles event, Lynn of  Savor the Harvest  is hosting and she's asked the group to look at the wines of Maury. Read her invitation  here . If you reading this early enough, feel free to jump in on our Twitter chat. We'll be live on Saturday, June 19th at 8am Pacific time. Just follow the hashtag #Winophiles and be sure to add that to anything you tweet so we can see it. Here's what the writers are sharing... Linguini with Tuna and White Beans and a Rose from Maury written by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm A Riff on Clapassade + Château Saint Roch Chimeres 2016 from Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla Sipping sweet Maury Vin Doux Naturel in strawberry season from Linda, My Full Wine Glass Coming home and finding a new home – the stories of two wines from Maury as told by Robin from Crushed Grape Chronicles The Maury Region from Cathie at Side Hustle Wino Looking at the Sweeter Side of Maury from Susannah from Avvinare Maur