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You're Invited: Take a (Virtual) Hawaiian Holiday with #FoodNFlix

Fall Break, Oahu, October 2017 For June, I am hosting  Food'N'Flix , the movie-watching, food-making group rallied by Heather of  All Roads Lead to the Kitchen . This week, my older son was supposed to graduate from high school and we were supposed to leave on a family vacation to the Big Island. But, as enter our eleventh week of being sheltered in place to flatten the curve of the coronavirus, all of our summer plans were canceled, including this long-planned graduation trip to Hawaii. Boo. I understand the need to self-isolate. And we are abiding by the social distancing guidelines put in place by our state. But, boo, nonetheless. Oahu, October 2017 So for this month's Food'N'Flix, I chose to open up the field and let all of the food bloggers take a (virtual) Hawaiian holiday.  My boys have been to Oahu several times with my parents in recent years as my dad grew up there and wanted to spend some time on the island with his grandsons. Ke'

Spiced Blueberry Tart + Blue Jasmine Tea Ice Cream #TheJaneAustenSocietyParty #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of author Natalie Jenner and publisher St. Martin's Press. I received a complimentary book for the purpose of review, but all opinions are honest and they are my own. No additional compensation for this post was provided; this page may contain affiliate links. Today I am excited to be taking part in a virtual book release party for The Jane Austen Society  by Natalie Jenner* hosted by The Book Club Cookbook. You can see the blog party information:  here . You may also search for the hashtag #TheJaneAustenSocietyParty on social media to find the posts. But to make it easy, I'm also linking to my fellow bloggers' direct posts. Please take a look... The Jane Austen Society Party Bloggers  A Day in the Life on the Farm:  Lemon Ice Box Cake All Roads Lead to the Kitchen: Lemon Glazed Cake Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Spiced Blueberry Tart + Blue Jasmine Tea Ice Cream Eliot's Eats:  Miss Bates' B

Oh, Deer! Teriyaki Sauce-Swabbed Venison Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Sesame Onions #BurgerMonth #GirlCarnivore

This epic burger is part of a fan-frickin-tastic month long event  hosted by  Girl Carnivore , but opinions are always my own! May is Burger Month. So says our fearless leader, Kita at  Girl Carnivore . For the past several years, I've taken part in this burger-palooza that she calls #BurgerMonth. Every year she invites food bloggers to get wild and crazy with the burger creations. Done! Did I mention the giveaway? Kita wrangled some great companies to bring you a serious grilling package! Go her  event page  to enter...or scroll all the way to the bottom of this post. In 2014, I shared a  Bulgogi-Spiced Burger with Homemade Kimchi . In 2015, I found inspiration in the sea and made a  hand-chopped salmon burger with cuttlefish buns . 2016 had me going for an Indian-inspired burger:  Kheema Aloo Burger with Fresh Mango Chutney . And in 2017 I served up a  Chile Relleno-Topped Chorizo Burger . I posted a double-header in 2018, sharing both  California Kur

Strawberry Fromage Blanc Muffins #MuffinMonday

In February I saw a post from one of my favorite bloggers - Wendy at  A Day in the Life on the Farm  - and I realized that they've been having a muffin party for years without me. LOL. I emailed the host, Stacy of  Food Lust People Love  and got the scoop: "...last Monday of the month and no themes. We've been baking together since August 2015! Only one rule, you must use the muffin method (folding wet ingredients with dry - no creaming butter and sugar, etc.) to bake muffins." Oh, my  that  the muffin rule? That makes total sense. But I had no idea.  In my house we've always said that if it's 'naked' as in frosting-free, it's a muffin; if there's frosting, then it's a cupcake. Turns out there's more to it than that. In any case, I jumped in. This is my third month participating with the #MuffinMonday bloggers. Here's the line-up for this reveal... Apple Raisin Rye Muffins by Karen's Kitchen S

Peppered Brisket, Honeyed Onions, and the 2016 Galil Mountain 'Ela' #WinePW #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me in conjunction with the bonus May #WinePW Israeli wine event. A wine sample was provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links. The Wine Pairing Weekend - #WinePW - group was offered the chance to explore wines from Yarden Wines* which represents two wineries: Golan Heights Winery and Galil Mountain Winery as well as a Yarden Wines label. Our bloggers were lucky enough to receive a variety of samples from these labels. You can read Jeff's preview post: here . But the if you are reading this early enough, feel free to jump in on our May bonus Twitter chat. We'll be live on Saturday, May 23rd at 8am Pacific time for about an hour. Follow the hashtag #WinePW and be sure to add that to your tweets if you chime in so that we can see it. In the meantime, here are the posts that the bloggers have planned. They will all go live between Friday, May 22nd and early on Saturday morning before the chat. Cheers! The Y

Sarma (Serbian Cabbage Rolls) + The Other Einstein #FoodieReads

Okay, so this isn't really a foodie book, however it does have a lot of delicious food inspiration. And it's a wonderful albeit slightly depressing book. The Other Einstein  by Marie Benedict* weaves the story of Albert Einstein's first wife into a compelling historical fiction. On the Page I can honestly say that I knew nothing about Albert Einstein's private life. I doubt I even knew he was married. Once, much less twice. The premise of this book is that Mileva Marić, Einstein's first wife, is actually responsible for discovering and articulating the Theory of Relativity among others of his theories. And though Marie Benedict bases her novel on extensive biographical research, she admits that her narrative is largely speculative. Mileva's actual role is unknown and, certainly, undocumented. Certain scientists and scholars assert that she was, at minimum, a sounding board off of which Einstein tested his theories; some believe that it was, in fac