Have a recommendation? We'd LOVE to hear it!
Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Foodies at Home: White Sangria

1 bottle of Pinot Grigio or other dry, fruity, white wine
1/4 cup white rum or vodka
24 ounces lemon lime soda
1 lime, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 cup quartered strawberries
1 cup cherries

How to prepare:
1) Fill a large pitcher halfway with ice.
2) Lay lemon, lime, and orange slices on top of ice.
3) Pour in white wine, rum or vodka, and lemon lime soda.
4) Stir.
5) Dump strawberries and cherries on top of mixture.
6) Chill for at least 1 hour.
7) Pour and enjoy.

My very good friend, Brandlyn, made white wine Sangria for Paul and I when we came for a visit. She shared the recipe with us because we loved it so much. It was so crisp, fruity, and refreshing. We couldn't get enough. I tweaked the recipe a bit, as it is above, and made it again for a house warming thing. Oh, it did not disappoint. If you are looking for something different than your usual wine or beer for a gathering, this does not take much work, and is a really nice addition to the get together.

Fish Eye makes a really great Pinot Grigio that is usually less than $5 a bottle. I made this recipe with a bottle of the Fish Eye. It was great.
And, I used Absolute Mandarian when I made it. It really added a bit of citrus to it.

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