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Rouge Tomate NYC – My New Valentine

As some of you may already know, I entered and won a contest at Rouge Tomate Restaurant in NYC for Valentine’s Day Dinner for 2. They asked people to recount a funny Valentine story. I couldn’t decide, so I entered two: I have a somewhat funny and a very sweet one. Funny first: I was…

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HELP! Be My Valentine? WIN Valentine’s Day Dinner with Me at Rouge Tomate NYC

I just learned that I no longer have to sit at home on Valentine’s Day eating popcorn and watching “Intolerable Cruelty” (seemed a fitting title) on Netflix! Because… GUESS WHY!! I WON DINNER FOR 2 AT THE AMAZING ROUGE TOMATE IN NYC!    But I still have a problem. I don’t have a Valentine! Will…

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Malabar Maluku – A Cocktail

It’s Thirsty Thursday and I’m sitting in chilly NJ dreaming about islands.  I have a grapefruit in front of me and I was feeling like using it for a cocktail. Feeling rather uninspired I called on my dear friend Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer for some ideas. “Gin, he says.” And I love this. But…

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Ok FINE! I’ll Write a Valentine’s Day Post.

Blah blah blah. It’s nearly Valentine’s Day again…  blah blah blah… gag. Can we tell I’m feeling a little bitter this year? (insert fussy face here)   I don’t like Valentine’s Day when I am in love and I really don’t like it when I’m not (like now). Silly, contrived holiday. But, I confess that…

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Roseblood – A Cocktail

    Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.” – Mark Overby   I am deeply, madly, passionately in love with and swooning from my own latest creation.   Roseblood   For 1 cocktail:   The juice of 1 small blood orange 1.5 oz…

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Travel Tuesday – A Meal in Monchiero

For two years in a row, I have had the great pleasure and privilege of living in Dogliani, Italy for harvest and the remainder of Autumn. Just a short hop away from Dogliani lies the tiny town of Monchiero where the small, unassuming Osteria “Giro di Vite” (one of my absolute favorite places to eat)…

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Wine Ophelia Post – Organic Chardonnay in a Teensy Tetra Pak

I received this wine as part of a gift pack during the Wine Bloggers’ Conference in 2011. I think. I know I didn’t buy it. CalNaturale – Chardonnay – Mendocino CA 2009 – Certified organic grapes Notes: Rich, golden yellow color On the nose – toast with faint peaches On the palate – A soft…

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