St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means it’s Shamrock Shake season. If you’re too embarrassed to hit the McDonald’s drive-through—you may have food blogger cred to maintain, after all—we’ve rounded up six recipes to help you get your fix. From boozy to healthy, BlogHer’s food bloggers have you covered. There are even recipes for Shamrock Shake-inspired cupcakes and a layer cake.
Oh, Champagne, how I love you—and how difficult you are to drink all night long. Palates fade, and your second (or third) glass starts feeling less sparkly and more sticky-sweet. It's a sacred tradition to begin and end any New Year's Eve party with bubbles, but it's tricky to keep a cocktail party going without … well, cocktails.
Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around after the holidays, right?), here is how we did it.
Dear friends, let's be fair, Sunday nights are made for roasted dinners.For us a roast dinner usually calls for some organic, delicious, and juicy chicken. Tonight's dish has been in fact prepared using organic corn-fed chicken tights, seasoned with adobo, garlic paste, sweet paprika, black pepper, chilli flakes, and thyme. The chicken once seasoned has been placed on a bed of carrots, onions, and potatoes....more
Tuesday night dinner, wanted something easy to prepare and yet fulfilling. Eggs are always between the staple ingrediends you probably have,so do we! So why not have a Frittata! We prepared this lovely eggs-based dish, combining organig eggs gently mixed with previously hard boiled potatoes, a mix of spices and soft white onions. The end result a dish ready in ten minutes and super delicious. We served this with soft brown bread and paired it with a lovely glass of Barbera del Monferrato 2013....more
Tonight we are having a nice glass of Montepulciano DOC from 2011. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a red Italian wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy.Montepulciano d'Abruzzo gained the Denomination controlled origin (DOC) in the late 1960's. The DOC region for Montepulciano d'Abruzzo covers a vast part of land in the Abruzzo region between the Apennines and Adriatic coast.The hillside vineyards planted on calcareous clay benefit from warm and significant sun exposure that is ventilated by dry breezes coming off the Adriatic....more
It is important to them and their customers to fill our plates and our cupboards with as many organically produced products as they can. In a significant way, this is the only way to guarantee we are receiving the minerals and nutrients that nature intended. At Kiss Me Organics, they want to help their customers discover the purity and the power of natural ingredients.MoreTammyBeUtyTradeReVue...more
"Dolcetto" is a black Italian wine grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy, mostly known as the Monferrato area and close by the city of Alba.The Italian word "Dolcetto" means "the little sweet one", however the name has no reference to the grape’s sugar levels,but it is possible that it derives from the name of the hills where the vine is cultivated. ...more
Are you a Tea lover like we are? Not only is one of our Mindful Girls (Alexis) in school for her Herbalism degree, all of us here drink it daily! As a matter of fact, I'm sipping on some honey chamomile as we speak - er - type. Knowing the medicinal properties and history of tea makes it much more enjoyable; with every sip I feel like I’m ingesting ancient history. ...more
My son is not a morning person. I am fine with that. I am fine with talking gently to him in the morning, making his room brighter and even helping him get dressed on the days when he is really not into getting out of bed. I'll do whatever it takes to help him start his day....more