Blog: The Place to Dish with Fellow Foodies

Wherever I go, I sample the local cuisine, taste the regional wine and cocktails, and prowl for the best culinary products. Back at home, I experiment with my own food and beverage concoctions. Sometimes I travel with specific ingredients and tools so I can cook special dishes for family and friends. And nothing gets my creative juices flowing like holidays and entertaining. Sound familiar? If so, maybe my favorite discoveries, realizations, and recipes will inspire your own adventures, and you’ll want to share them here.

Le Grand Courtâge for the Holidays ~ from Stranded Foodie


After leaving her job in the States, Tawnya Falkner followed her dream of moving to France. It was there that she launched Le Grand Courtâge which translates to “the Great Courtship.” They make these fabulous new sparkling wines including a NV Grand Cuvée Blanc de Blancs and a [Read more…]

Andouille Sausage, Shrimp, and Chicken Jambalaya Recipe from Stranded Foodie


For me, having jambalaya is a splendid way to help celebrate the New Year. It’s soul food at its finest – hearty, so incredibly satisfying, and deeply comforting. With the perfect balance of spices and the Southern “holy trinity” of onions, celery, and [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Champagne Cocktail with Wild Hibiscus


For a festive chic champagne cocktail, drop a pretty red Wild Hibiscus brand flower with a bit of its syrup into a champagne flute. Next, add your favorite bubbles. This cocktail is ridiculously delightful and a tiny bit sweet—with just [Read more…]

Cranberry-Orange Luxardo Martini from Stranded Foodie

If you’re interested in celebrating the New Year with a cocktail, I have a great martini recipe for you. With fresh orange and cranberry juices, I add delicious Luxardo maraschino liqueur with vodka for a tasty memorable martini. And to make it extra special for New Year’s Eve, just top off the cocktail with your favorite bubbly such as Champagne, sparkling wine, or prosecco. The perfect special drink to welcome in the New Year.

If you haven’t heard of Luxardo maraschino liqueur, you’re in for a nice surprise. This is not a syrupy sweet liqueur. Nor is it filled with red dye like those [Read more…]