Frosty Berry Sangria #BerryDelish #FWCon #AD

Frosty Berry Sangria #BerryDelish #FWCON
Frosty Berry Sangria serves ice cold blueberries and blackberries in a white wine sangria drink with a hint of lime and licorice. This recipe is entered in a Food Wine Conference contest sponsored by Wish Farms where you can win prizes. I received no further compensation for writing this post. All opinions are my own.

It’s berry season and the great farmers at Wish Farms are ready with a fresh crop blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries to enjoy!

All these berries make great desserts, sauces and salads.

Today I’m bringing berries to the drink table!Frosty Berry Sangria #BerryDelish #FWCON

Wish Farms blueberries and blackberries work so well together in this drink.
Start by freezing some of each kind in ice cubes.
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Make fresh berry syrup with a touch of mint from the recipe below. Add the syrup to Pinot Grigio with a bit of lime and a hint of anise from Sambuca.

Frosty Berry Sangria #BerryDelish #FWCON

Frosty Berry Sangria

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 drink


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  • 1/4 cup Wish Farms blueberries
  • 1/4 cup Wish Farms blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves
  • drink
  • 6 ounces berry syrup
  • 12 ounces Pinot Grigio
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Sambuca or similar anise or licorice liqueur
  • 1/4 cup Wish Farm blueberries for ice cubes and garnish
  • 1/4 cup Wish Farm blackberries for ice cubes and garnish
  • mint leaves for garnish


  • Divide 1/4 cup Wish Farms blueberries and 1/4 cup Wish Farms blackberries among 9 to 12 ice cube compartments. Fill with water and freeze.
  • To make syrup, bring 1/4 cup Wish Farm blueberries, 1/4 cup Wish Farm blackberries, sugar and water to a boil whisking constantly to dissolve sugar.
  • Remove from heat and add mint. Mash berries and mint together in the syrup. Cool for about 30 minutes for flavors to mix.
  • Run cooled syrup through a fine mesh strainer. Discard mash.
  • Gently stir together syrup, wine, lime and Sambuca.
  • Divide berry ice cubes between 2 large wine glasses. Divide drink mixture between both glasses. Garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves if desired.


As ice melts, the berries absorb the drink flavors as an added treat!

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The Food Wine Conference brings together bloggers, small business owners, winemakers, chefs, public relations professionals, traditional media, new media, authors and brands. This is the conference to inspire, empower and make a difference in your business and the lives of others.

Wish Farms is returning as a major sponsor for the 2017 Food Wine Conference. Last year they sponsored #hashed cookoff using their blueberries as a main ingredient.

Connect with Wish Farms at their website and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ for the latest news, recipes and contests.

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Here’s how you can enter the contest!

  • Develop an original cocktail/mocktail recipe which must include at least 1/4 cup of fresh Wish Farms berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and/or blackberries).  Be creative! It cannot be an adapted recipe.
  • Publish a blog post with the recipe between April 19 and May 12, 2017.
  • Share your blog post on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram between April 19 and May 12, 2017 using both hashtags #BerryDelish #FWCon
  • Include information on the Food Wine Conference and this contest in your blog post.

Enter your submission into the form on the contest page.
Good Luck!
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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #244

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!


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Smoky Salmon Carbonara #RecipeMakeover #Giveaway #AD

Disclaimer: I received a sample kit from Smokin O’s to try and review. I received no further compensation. All opinions are my own.

Smoky Salmon Carbonara

Smoky Salmon Carbonara adds the nutrition of salmon to this rich pasta dish. Slightly smoky taste comes from grilling salmon with Smokin O’s natural wood discs.
This recipe is part of #RecipeMakeover week.
Recipe for Smoky Salmon Carbonara is below plus recipes from 40+ bloggers featured this week!

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This week, I’ve joined forced with 40+ of my food blogger friends to present #RecipeMakeover. During this week, we’ll all be sharing our favorite better-for-you alternatives to unhealthy dishes. Follow along on any of the blogs below or with the hashtag, #RecipeMakeover on social media to find nutritious dishes that are packed with flavor.

Thanks to our hosts, Allison, Jess and Sharon from The PinterTest Kitchen for organizing this giveaway event!

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Smoky Salmon Carbonara

These easy to use compressed wooden discs by Smokin O’s add a smoky taste to foods cooked on a gas grill, conventional charcoal grill or smoker.

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This salmon filet is ready for adding to the carbonara. Just peel off the crisp skin and remove any bloodline or gray-colored meat if desired.
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Here’s the recipe!

Smoky Salmon Carbonara


  • 8 ounces (1/2 box) dry spaghetti
  • 4 to 6 ounce salmon filet
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to grease grill
  • 1 smokin O's disc (optional)
  • sauce
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Romano blend
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon (optional)


  • Heat grill on high to at least 400 degrees. Use Smokin' O's according to package directions.
  • Add a light coating of vegetable oil to the salmon and season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to 350 and grill salmon skin side down for approximately 3 minutes until skin is crisp and flesh starts to become opaque. Flip and continue cooking until fish easily flakes (about another 3 to 4 minutes).
  • Remove skin and bloodline meat if desired. Flake.
  • Whisk together eggs and cheese.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving hot pasta liquid to thin sauce if desired.
  • Quickly stir egg mixture into HOT pasta. Pasta must be hot to cook eggs. Keep tossing to evenly coat pasta and not create scrambled egg texture. Add a bit of HOT pasta water to thin if desired.
  • Add salmon, bacon and parsley. Toss to coat,
  • Serve with a side of Parmesan if desired.
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