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.

Stranded Foodie Caputo 00 Flour Pizza Dough Recipe

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I love, love, love a good pizza. One with a perfect thin delicate crust that crunches as you bite into it while still having a bit of softness and ‘chew’ in between layers. Know what I mean? [Read more…]

Angel Food Cake Recipe with Stranded Foodie “Real Chocolate Sprinkles”

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Ahhhh, a scratch made angel food cake. So tender and oh so light. Billowy, fluffy cake that’s the perfect dessert for January. If your craving sweets after the holidays, but you want something that’s not too naughty, this is your recipe. Add some Stranded Foodie [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Likes Wolferman’s English Muffins

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After receiving a gift box of Wolferman’s English Muffins this past holiday, I thought I would let you know about these delectable gems. Available by mail order or by their web site, they are much thicker (like double the size) than the [Read more…]

La Tourangelle Gourmet Oils ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite

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If you haven’t tried any of La Tourangelle handcrafted gourmet oils, you really are in for a wonderful experience. I was first introduced to their roasted walnut oil that a dear foodie friend gave me for my birthday. She told me to use it to create a [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Bundaberg Ginger Beer Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

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If you love the taste of fresh ginger as I do, you’ll love to hear about my discovery of this delicious Australian made Bundaberg Ginger Beer. I found the four-pack at my local World Market store and after tasting this soft drink, I knew I had to tell you. It’s made with only natural ingredients that deliver a superior taste of what a ginger beer should be. It’s pure ginger taste is [Read more…]

Vallergas Market has Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles

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Last weekend, we had our first Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles tasting at the beautiful Vallergas Market, which is located in Napa, California. Located right off highway 29, it’s the perfect place to [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Loves Sarabeth’s Legendary Spreadable Fruit

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I just love it when I discover a heavenly foodie product. My first introduction to Sarabeth’s Spreadable Fruit was several years ago, when I was given a jar as a gift from a dear foodie friend. I believe he brought it back from NYC. Which is where Sarabeth first opened a small retail shop with her husband in 1981. Today, she has restaurants all over New York City, Key [Read more…]

Elegant Woodhouse Chocolates ~ A Stranded Foodie Splurge

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Every time I make a trip to St. Helen, I always pay a visit to the elegant Woodhouse Chocolate shop. This is one of my favorite chocolatiers around. And, their store windows are an impressive work of art to view! Seasonally, they dress up the windows with an amazing array of large chocolate figures like bunnies, pumpkins, high heeled shoes [Read more…]

Sunshine Foods in St. Helena has Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles

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I can’t remember the first time I shopped at the beautifully well stocked Sunshine Foods in St. Helena. Over the years, I’ve made many visits to this charming area and I always stop by this market to pick up some special cheeses and delectable local bread to enjoy with a bottle of wine. But my ultimate favorite [Read more…]

Luxardo Maraschino Cherries ~ A Stranded Foodie Cocktail Favorite

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I’ve never been a fan of those neon maraschino cherries that are found in every grocery store around. You know, the ones with all that red food coloring that don’t taste anything like a cherry.  So, when I first discovered Luxardo Maraschino Italian cherries, I found them to be ridiculously delicious. I mean, [Read more…]