Month: March 2022
We just had a trip of a lifetime in Moorea. Moorea is a South Pacific island in French Polynesia’s Society Islands. The Iconic jagged mountains, sandy beaches, picturesque Bays and South Pacific sunsets are like nothing you could dream of. Here are some of my …
We were lucky enough to attend a very special event near Montagnana Italy. Montagnana is located between Padua and Verona. I had never heard of Montagnana before or know anyone who has visited this special place. The ancient walls of Montagnana were built in the eleventh century to protect the town and its people. It is one of the best preserved medieval military villages in all of Europe.
Here is how we spent our time….
Guided walking tour of the city. Some of the highlights we saw were the medieval wall, San Zeno Castle and Ezzelinas Tower, Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta.
Where we stayed……..
Castello Bevillacqua which now is a hotel, restaurant and hosts special events like weddings. The castle was built in 1336 and was originally surrounded by a wide moat and three rings of walls, our room was located in one of the castle towers. Located outside of Montagnana and you need a car or driver to get there. For more information visit Castello Bevillacqua Website
Pizza Pizzeria II Palio Piazza Trieste This was a wonderful Pizzeria located and built into the Medieval wall of the city. They dont have a website but here is a link to reviews on Trip Advisor
Gelato in the square
Dinner at All Antica Ala Ristorante. This is the restaurant at Castello Bevillacqua. For more information click here
What a treat, a real pesto experience. Nessun Dorma in Manorola Italy offers a traditional Ligurian pesto making class. Once we arrived at the cooking class we received all of the ingredients to make pesto. We picked the leaves off of fresh basil plants, soaked …
An outdoor picnic is a wonderful way to share a meal with family and friends…and sometimes an ant or two. Our contest theme this year is “Picnic in the Park”. Think back on the best picnic you’ve ever had and submit your favorite recipe that would be ideal to serve.
Our winner will receive a grand prize of $500.00!
Please remember, one recipe per reader – more than one, will disqualify all.
We also ask when you send in your entry, make sure you include your name, a
phone number, measurements with your ingredients, as well as complete
instructions on making that favorite recipe. Be sure and write clearly – if we
can’t read it, we can’t test it. Originality counts – no recipes that have been
published or from an internet website, please.
The deadline for entries is midnight April 1, 2022.
The grand champion will be notified by June 1, 2022.
Send your recipe to: Mrs. Blum’s Recipe Contest, 3301 Healy Drive, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your very best pizza recipe with your recommended Cavit Wine pairing and you could win one of FOUR Bertello Pizza Ovens – the ultimate tool for making the most pizzaiola-worthy at-home pizza pie. We will be selecting one winner in four categories – Best …
Taco Salad Meat and Taco Meat
- 2 lbs ground beef brown ground beef and drain off fat
- 1 can kidney beans rinsed and draines
- 1 12 oz bag Whole Foods Caribbean Style Protein Blend found in frozen vegetable section at whole foods
- 1-2 Tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning see attached recipe
- 1/3 cup water
- brown ground beef and drain off fat
- add frozen Caribbean style protein blend
- add drained kidney beans
- add 1-2 Tablespoons taco seasoning ( see attached recipe)
- add 1/3 cup water
- continue cooking until heated thru and water has evaporated
- serve warm in tacos or cool to serve in taco salad
You hear about the 5 villages of Cinque Terra. They consist of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. On our last trip to Italy, We decided to explore beyond these 5 villages. When planning our trip I discovered a 6 mile round trip seaside promenade …