Tues 2/20 Whoop It Up At Noon!

Have you had a case of the winter blahs? I sure have and that’s why I am gonna say “BYEEEEEE” to winter today at Noon in honor of Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day! Ok, so here is what you do, set your alarm and step outside right at noon, then start to wave your hands over your head and holler at the top of your lungs “Hoodie Hoo!”. This day is dedicated to chasing away those winter blues and guess what… this also marks the one month count down to the official start to spring!

Banish winter with a loud “Hoodie Hoo” and this amazing Spring Green’s Salad as you start the countdown to the official start of spring!

Hoodie Hoo Spring GreenSalad

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Sun 2/18: National Drinking Wine Day

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Some people have the Super Bowl, I have National Drink Wine Day AND a Big Announcement!

I am so thrilled to announce that we are partnering with an AMAZING company called Wine Access. I am so crazy about this company not only because of their unique wine selection, but their dedication to wine education. This wine shop has tastes over 20,000 wines a year, I asked for an application but they apparently they only hire wine educators with decades of experience judging international wine competitions including two of only 45 Masters of Wine in the US. Their level of distinction is above and beyond and only select a mere 1% to be offered to their customers.

I LOVE wine, I don’t think anyone has their shocked face on right now, but I need to beef up my knowledge about wine. Their websites news and education site is AMAZING. I’m headed to Napa in a few weeks, and really was able to beef up on some of the local wineries and even learn tips on how to taste wine like a pro.

With their wide selection of reds, whites, sparkling/roses and even Sake, you are guaranteed to find the perfect wine at the perfect price for whatever you are celebrating! Check the affiliate link to start shopping!

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Thurs 2/15: Poor Old Jolly

Let’s celebrate this versatile classic candy… the GUMDROP! I mean, let’s be real, you can bake with it, decorate with it, craft with it and straight up eat it. Check out this totally delish gumdrop cocktail while you break out that old Candy Land game for a night of fun! Make an extra drink for poor old Jolly, the official greeter of the Gumdrop Mountains whose pulling double duty by telling you “Heeeeyyyyy” all while mining them gumdrops!

Jolly's _Gum Drop_ Martini


Candy Land 65th Anniversary Game

 

2/14 Wine Crush Wednesday!

Wow, Wine Crush Wednesday AND Valentines, could life get better?  I discovered this treat at a vegan restaurant in Austin Texas, and it has become one of my most favorite tips for tricking our Champagne!  Let’s get real, Champagne is tots amazing all on it’s own, but when you add a splash of Lavender Syrup it just takes it over the top!  This is syrup has a semi-sweet, lightly floral flavoring that turns your Champagne a light lavender color.  Just trust me, you need this in your life!

  1. Pour a splash of Lavender Syrup directly into your champagne flute
  2. Take a spoon and place in the glass, then pour your favorite champagne over the top of the back of the spoon.  Doing this will layer the color, so you have a distinct color difference between the purple syrup at the bottom of the glass and then the champagne on top.
  3. Serve with a pretty stir and have the guests mix it themselves for the full effect.  Enjoy!


Monin Lavender Syrup 750ml


Monin Lavender Syrup, 33.8-Ounce Plastic Bottle (1 Liter)

Tues: 2/13 Laissez les bons temps rouler

Laissez les bons temps rouler, let the good times roll on this Fat Tuesday!  On this final day of Epiphany, Christians around the world revel in the their last day of indulgence prior to Ash Wednesday kicking off the next 40 days of Lent.  While New Orleans hosts the largest Mardi Gras celebrations, the original is claimed to have been held in Mobile Alabama way back in 1699 and is a tradition that is still going strong today.  Mardi Gras is celebrated all over the world in places from the Cayman Islands, to the Czech Republic to Italy with each country having slight variations to their traditions but each are focused on a final throw down with your favorite indulgent treat!

For me today is gonna be filled with carbs, carbs and more carbs!  Then I’ll just cry myself to sleep as I give them up for the next 40 days!