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Ñoquis de Papa + 2011 Tannat Viña Progreso Sueños de Elisa Barrica Abierta #TannatDay #Sponsored

  This is a sponsored post written by me in conjunction with the #TannatDay event.  Wine samples were provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.   I am thrilled to be part of #UruguayWineWeek and, especially ,#TannatDay. I have long admired the grape varietal since I was first introduced to it when the Wine Pairing Weekend crew focused on wines from Uruguay. Back in February 2019 I paired the Bouza 2016 "B6" Tannat with Brined Quail .   So, when I  received a package of two Tannats from Viña Progreso via Uruguay Wine*, I  was excited to learn more about the winemaker and the wines. I also received a bottle of his Viognier, but that will be the topic of another post. Viña Progreso by  Gabriel Pisano I didn't need to look much farther than Amanda Barnes'  South American Wine Guide's IGTV channel   to learn more about Gabriel Pisano and Viña Progreso. Amanda pointed me to her terroir talk with Pisano. IGTV is a new venue for me, but it was defi

Choripán, Chimichurri, and the 2018 Viña Progreso Revolution Tannat #UruguayWineWeek #TannatDay #Sponsored

  This is a sponsored post written by me in conjunction with the #TannatDay event.  Wine samples were provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.   When one of my wine contacts asked if I'd like to be involved in celebrating Tannat Day during Uruguay Wine Week, I thought to myself, "Is that even a real question?" Of course I'd like to help celebrate Tannat Day.  So, here we are. A Tannat Hero and #TannatDay International Tannat Day is celebrated on April 14th commemorating the day of Pascual Harraigue's death in 1894. If you are like me and had to ask, "Who is Pascual Harraigue?", here's a brief answer. Born in Lapurdi, which was a Basque province but is now part of southwestern France, Harraigue emigrated from France, landing in Uruguay at the age of 19. He moved from Montevideo to Salto and eventually began to cultivate grapes on land he acquired.  Throughout his life, he grew and made wine with the Tannat grape. His first har

Sourdough Boules with Quinoa, Oats, and Sprouted Seeds #BreadBakers

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our  Pinterest board  right here. Links are also updated after each event on the  Bread Bakers home page .  We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. This month Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  is hosting and she wrote: "Bake a bread that features heart healthy whole grains." If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to Stacy at Here's the whole grain line-up... Zesty South Indian Kitchen: Einkorn and Spelt Whole Wheat Flour Sourdough Bread  Passion Kneaded: Marble Wheat Loaf  Magical Ingredients: Multigrain Carrot Rolls  The Wimpy Vegetarian:  Oatmeal Rolls with Molasses Making Miracles: Seedy Soft Sandwich Bread  Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Sourdough Boules with Quinoa, Oats, an

Bolillos #BakingBloggers

Somehow I missed the prompt for this month's Baking Bloggers. But I saw that Sue of Palatable Pastime was doing the preliminary HTML and she said she could add me. That was enough of a push. I added bolillos to the title list and made the dough before we headed to get shots in arms for my husband and our kids. Grateful for the COVID vaccine and looking forward to being able to see some friends in real life! When I got home, the dough was risen and I was able to bake these for lunch. Perfect timing! The theme for this month is 'Baking of Mexico.' Here's the line-up...  Baked Pork Enchilada Salsa Verde Casserole from Sneha's Recipe Bolillos from Culinary Adventures with Camilla Capirotada de Leche from Palatable Pastime Cheesy Corn Dip from Magical Ingredients Chicken Chili Tortilla Casserole from Food Lust People Love Mexican Chicken Bake (DASH Friendly) from A Day in the Life on the Farm Tacos De Jocoqui (Sour Cream Tacos) from S

Banana Cream Pie + Everyday is a Holiday #FoodieReads

I have long been a fan of George Mahood's writing. Last year I read three of his books and did recipe posts for each one. You can click on the title to go to that original post -   Not Tonight, Josephine: A Road Trip Through Small-Town America ; Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain ; and Travels with Rachel: In Search of South America . So, when I saw  Every Day Is a Holiday  by George Mahood* I ordered it immediately. On the Page I am not sure if it was the subject matter - Mahood details the first six months of a year as he attempts to celebrate off-the-wall holidays each and every day - or what...but this is my least favorite Mahood book. Sorry, George.  It was an interesting premise that grew a little tedious. As an example of holidays, we're talking about No Housework Day, National Beer Day, Caramel Popcorn Day, Nutella Day, etc. He writes, "Fruitcake Toss Day is a strange day. The idea is that you can finally get rid of that fruitcake that has