Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Wine and Spirits

Friday Foodie Fix

Friday Foodie Fix

Welcome to the last Friday Foodie Fix of 2010 and the last one I’ll be hosting.  It’s been a lot of fun to focus on one specific food and have everyone share their recipes containing that food.  I’ve kept them all so you can always go back via the top navigation bar to see past ingredients.

Starting in 2011 I will host a new weekly blog carnival.  It will most likely be every Thursday and not be focused on a specific ingredient.  This time it will focus on Real Food.  Recipes where you are using whole food ingredients and not anything close to Semi-Homemade meaning you don’t cook a box of mac & cheese and then add in a can of green chilies.  Sorry no Sandra Lee recipes here.  These will be recipes you created in your own kitchens with single ingredients combined together making Real Food accessible to everyone.

We’re working on a cool badge you can use in your post and/or for your blog sidebar.  You can grab that with the first posting of that carnival.

Also as usual, you will need to link back to that blog carnival page from your blog.  It’s called sharing the link love.  All it takes is a simple line of text:  this recipe was shared on The WHOLE Gang for Real Food Thursdays.  Something like that and of course, that is the hyperlink back to the page on my blog where you are sharing that recipe.

But now for this week.  Our last star secret ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Wine or Spirits!

Yep, cooking with wine or any spirits for that matter.  It’s New Year’s Eve tonight and you may be cooking up something special where you have a splash of brandy.  Maybe you’re making my Captain Jack’s Chocolate Rum Cookies.  Or maybe you have poached pears in wine.  I really like using wine in my sauces and when braising beef or chicken.  Below I’ll add a few more of my recipes using wine.

I can’t wait to hear what you are cooking with that includes alcohol.  It can really add that extra flavor that makes the dish memorable.   Please share it here by using the link below and as just mentioned about, please link back to this blog post with a note on your blog post with the recipe you are sharing.  If that didn’t make any sense please let me know.

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you have a safe and wonderful evening and that your 2011 is filled with peace, joy, love and good food.


8 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Wine and Spirits

  1. glutenfreeforgood December 31, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    Happy New Year, Diane! No wine for me tonight. In fact, I plan to be asleep by 8:30 PM. I'm such a party girl! =)

    Looking forward to your "real food" events as that's pretty much my food philosophy all the time. For the most part, I'm going to spend January reminding myself of the benefits of no processed foods, no sugar, no alcohol, etc., so this will be perfect!

    Off to make some teff cereal for breakfast. It's really cold and snowy here and my very early morning yoga class has been canceled because it's New Year's Eve. I'll go later today, so a nice warming breakfast is on the menu.

    Wishing you all the best in 2011. Peace, love and green veggies!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 31, 2010 at 8:48 am #

      Happy New Year Melissa. I'm going to follow your lead and start the new year off with those same benefits. Working on some soups to have around. Your teff cereal sounds interesting. A warm breakfast would be good with all that snow and cold. I hope you have a wonderful 2011 full of peace and love.

  2. Andrea January 1, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    Happy New Year Diane! I am sharing my recipe for Port Wine Crisp. It can be made either gluten free or not!
    I converted so many cookie recipes to gluten free this holiday season that I have to say I'm looking forward to making some nice soups and salads!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

      Happy New Year Andrea! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I'm not sure what I like better, cooking with wine or drinking it!

  3. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats January 2, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    I love the idea of this new carnival (seeing as I am all about real/whole foods). I look forward to it!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

      Valerie- Thank you. I think it will be easier for more people to participate and see that real food can be real easy. If you get a chance today go read this article, you'll love it. Hope to post on it tomorrow.

  4. Linda January 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Friday Foodie Fix has been fun, but I think your new carnival will be easier to participate in since it has a broader scope. The real food theme fits well with your blog too. Have a great new year Diane.

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

      Linda thank you. I hope it will be easier for everyone to join in and hopefully not to hard to follow the rules.