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Sometimes I feel like such a slacker of a blogger. Take my blatant theft of gorgeous photos when mine look like they've been taken by kodak instamatic..... in the dark...... from a moving vehicle. I don't have giveaways because I don't have enough readers or posters to get companies to give me stuff to give away. I have toyed with finding something to give away just to get people to leave comments. How about.... I have a lovely siamese cat if you want her just post the answer to this question in the comment section.... "How would you treat a cat that attacks strangers, and wakes up sleeping babies?" I have a lot of oh so tasty soy milk products if you want to answer the question "How long can Eileen go without dairy before she cracks and injects a wedge of brie into her veins?" I have dust bunnies from under my bed if you would like to answer "Which natural disaster has struck Eileen's home in between having babies, returning to work, and taking finals for a Master's degree?"
Alas.... I don't think many people would want any of those things... I certainly don't at the moment. I will probably change my mind about the cat eventually so maybe I should take her off the market. She is awfully cute and sweet (to us anyway, to you? Not so much but she loves us... and only us so you wouldn't want her).
photo by Lucinda's Legendary
I also never get into the groove and post green things for St. Patricks Day, or hamantaschen which has been gracing everyone's blogs this week, and I don't even post things that are in season. No wonder I have no book deals or advertising people knocking on my door.
I did plan a lovely Spring dish that I wanted to share which is a spring salad with lardons and goat cheese blossoms which are so yummy and delicious I am jealous of my past diary-eating self. And since they are so delicious and I cannot have them... you can't have them either because I am mean and spiteful, and refuse to make anythign with cheese in it as it would be torture to see and smell but not eat, and if I must be tortured I am taking you all with me!
Photo by Life Hack
I do however get into foods that FEEL a season. Spring has taken its time coming to Nebraska this year and there is something about Sangria that makes me think of warm beaches, or breezy porches on calm, warm weekend evenings (more Summer than Spring but I think Mother Nature owes us at this point). My batch of Sangria was
Red Wine Sangria
adapted from Bobby Flay
**unless you are entertaining a large crowd a half recipe might be a good idea
2 bottles red Spanish table wine
1 cup brandy (I will cut this in half next time... just a touch strong for our needs)
1/2 cup triple sec
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup simple syrup, or more to taste (equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, cooled)
Mix all ingredients together and let stand in a tightly sealed container or pitcher for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator before serving.