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Connecticut Lobster Rolls, Canned Lobster Bisque, and a 2019 Henry Fessy 'Maître Bonhome' Viré-Clessé #Winophiles

This month the French Winophiles group is looking at affordable wines from Burgundy.  Host Cindy of Grape Experiences wrote: "Burgundy, or Bourgogne, is known for its wines of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir... as well as Aligote, Gamay, Sauvignon, César, Pinot Beurot, Sacy, Melon in lesser quantities. Many of the well-known wines are quite expensive, but there are plenty of values to be found." Read her invitation here. And there won't be a Twitter chat for this event, so you will have to dive into the articles themselves to read about our pairings and findings. Here's the line-up... Wendy Klik from A Day in the Life on the Farm enjoys Domaine Chevillon Chezeaux Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits, 2018 Paired with a Maple Pecan Chicken . Camilla Mann from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares her love of Connecticut Lobster Rolls, Canned Lobster Bisque, and a 2019 Henry Fessy 'Maître Bonhome' Viré-Clessé. Jeff Burrows of FoodWineClick! explains why we should Look t

Midlife Mayhem: Embracing the Greys + Chunks of Sunshine, Fruit Skewers with a Stone Fruit Dip #FoodieReads

Not sure if it's because the first of my close friends just turned fifty, or what, but  Excuse Me While I Disappear: Tales of Midlife Mayhem by  Laurie Notaro landed on my reading list and I happily indulged. I'll admit that, despite her being a New York Times bestselling author, I was completely unfamiliar with her. Now I have avidly lined up her entire collection, including: There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble , The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life , Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood , and It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy . On the Page Notaro's commentary is biting, irreverent, and hilarious. Just read a few clips: "Aren’t you proud that you know how to use a dial phone? That you lived a whole, full life without a digital device in your pocket? You remember who Gillig

Honoring a Half Century with a Hoshigaki Workshop

When one of your best friends since high school turns fifty - and there's a hoshigaki workshop at a local farm on her birthday weekend - you know exactly how you are going to celebrate. Okay, she isn't technically a high school friend, but she's married to a high school friend and quickly became one of us as soon as we met her! Beware: When you spend time with friends from high school, sometimes it's as if all those years in between vanish. We were listening to 80s hits in the car on the way to the farm and our jokes were pretty juvenile...lots about balls and, well, I'll just leave this one here from our stop at a succulent garden shop on the way home. Three of us were independently taking photos of these while the fourth told us 'dirty old ladies' to knock it off. Then we posed for a group photo and threatened to gift these to each other for Christmas.  Okay, enough of our antics and back to these Japanese balls: hoskigaki . Hoskigaki  are dried, preserve

Inspired by Notes of Asian Spices: Braised Spareribs + Brown Estate Zinfandel 2021 #WinePW

  This month the Wine Pairing Weekend writers are looking at Zinfandel and sharing their pairings. Martin of  ENOFYLZ Wine Blog  is hosting and shared this invitation . Read about how it's 'America's Grape', that the third Wednesday of this month is National Zinfandel Day, and get to know its other names around the world. Primitivo, anyone? We actually won't be holding a Twitter chat this month, so you'll have to visit the articles themselves to learn more about our explorations. Here's the line-up... Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla is Inspired by Notes of Asian Spices: Braised Spareribs + Brown Estate Zinfandel 2021 Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm shares Pasta with Sausage and Eggplant in a Zinfandel Wine Sauce Gwendolyn of Wine Predator...Gwendolyn Alley is all in with A Vegetarian Feast: "VegTurducken” paired with 5 CA Zinfandels Terri of A Good Life pairs Bucklin Bambino Zin with French Onion Soup #WinePW Host Martin of ENOFYLZ

Bermuda's Signature Cocktail: Dark 'N' Stormy #EattheWorld

  Welcome to the November 2022 event of  our #EattheWorld project, being spearheaded by Evelyne of  CulturEatz . Here's  her challenge .  This month, we are sharing recipes from Bermuda, here's the #EattheWorld line-up.. A Day in the Life on the Farm: Codfish Cakes   Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Bermuda Triangle Cocktail   Sugarlovespices: Bermuda Rum Cake with pecans (from scratch)   Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Bermuda’s Signature Cocktail: Dark ‘N’ Stormy  Sneha’s Recipe: Bermuda Johnny Bread   Kitchen Frau: Bermuda Fish Chowder Dark 'N' Stormy I am not a huge fan of rum. I'm more of a gin gal. However, Jake loves rum. So, when I saw that Bermuda's signature cocktail used rum, I took the opportunity to make him a special libation. Cheers! The actual cocktail uses Gosling's brand dark rum and ginger beer. I used a rum distilled in Trinidad and Tobago; the ginger beer is from the United Kingdom. So, not traditional Bermuda ingredients, but - Jake reporte

Winter Squash Sourdough Boules #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. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to Stacy at This month’s event is hosted by Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm . She asked us to celebrate the harvest with breads this month. Here's the #BreadBakers' harvest bread basket... Broccoli & Oats Sandwich Bread - Gluten Free by Sneha’s Recipe Cheddar Spinach Quick Bread by Food Lust People Love Cranberry Orange Beet Bread by Palatable Pastime Honeyed Spelt and Oat Levain by A Messy Kitchen Pomegranate and Blueberry Jam Milk Buns by Karen’s Kitchen Stories Pumpkin Nasturtium Cheese