Yesterday marked the start of the #Brunchweek hosted by Christine at Cook The Story and Terri at Love and Confections. Brunch is a serious culture in NYC, it’s nearly impossible to walk into your favorite restaurant on a Sunday morning and not expect a wait of some sort; so of course I was excited to sign up and bring a few of my favorite (and new brunch recipes this week!)
The first rule of brunch here in NY is to start with a cocktail, your basics would be a mimosa or bloody mary. If you are lucky you might find sangria or a specialty brunch cocktail on the menu, it’s all about hair of the dog correct?
I figured the best way to kick off my #brunchweek contributions was to provide you with a cocktail. Mother’s day is fast approaching on Sunday and if your mom is like mine, they love
rose, excuse me I mean white zinfandel. This sangria promises to be the perfect compromise between your moms favorite white zin and the crisp, dry rose that you like to enjoy on a warm summer’s eve.
Now before I continue, I must tell you about all the awesome and exciting giveaway we have planned for this week. Christine did an amazing job lining up fabulous sponsors such as California Walnuts, Stonyfield, Bob’s Red Mill and more! Stay tuned after the recipe for all the giveaway details plus how to enter!
- ¼ cup brandy
- ⅓ cup finely chopped strawberries
- 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
- 1 750ml bottle dry Rose wine, chilled
- 1½ cups sliced strawberries
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
- ice for serving
- In a small bowl, mix together the ¼ cup brandy, ⅓ cup strawberries and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes and mash together with a wooden spoon.
- Pour the macerated brandy berry mixture into a pitcher with the sliced strawberries and lime.
- Add the bottle of rose and stir.
- Serve immediately with ice or let sit for a few ours in the refrigerator prior to serving.
Actually first, I’m going to share some of the other fabulous #brunchweek recipes we are sharing today! Then keep scrolling for giveaway info! p.s. Want to enter? Gotta read the whole thing to get to rafflecopter but I promise it’s worth it. You want to know what you can win, right?
BeveragesWatermelon Rosemary Champagne Cocktail by Vanilla Lemonade Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail by Rachel Cooks Mocha Frappuccino by Around My Family Table Pineapple-Basil Tea by The Kitchen Prep
EggsTomato and Mozzarella Quiche by Love and Confection Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelette by Katie’s Cucina Asparagus and Bacon Quicheby Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Meat, Poultry and FishBacon Canapés with Oranges and Maple Yogurt by Cook the Story Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini by Sweet Remedy Pancetta Wrapped Chicken by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type YumsSpinach and Goat Cheese Muffins by Culinary Flavors Overnight Blintz Bake by White Lights on Wednesday Bananas Foster French Toast by by Cravings of a Lunatic
DessertsCinnamon Raisin Bread by Katie’s Cucina Mrs. Lund’s Fresh Plum Cake by The Vintage Cook Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake by Take A Bite Out Of Boca Strawberry Scones by Kokocooks Strawberry Mascarpone Tart by Kelly Bakes
Fruits and VeggiesHoney-Watermelon Soup by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
We are so grateful to have such amazing sponsors for Brunch Week who have given us a fabulous bunch of incredible (INCREDIBLE!) prizes for our giveaway.
From California Walnuts one lucky winner will receive:
A KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer model number: KSM150PSGA. Mixer comes with: 2-piece pouring shield, 5-quart stainless steel bowl, flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip. A Walnut Prize Pack containing 1lb burlap bag of fresh California Walnuts, 1 portion control tin, 1 heart shaped cookie cutter, 1 flexible cutting mat, 1 mini spatula, 1 chip clip and 1 water pouch. .
Prize #2: (but with lots of winners)
From Lodge Cast Iron one lucky winner will receive:
One lucky winner from the rafflecopter below will receive a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, three silicone pieces (a hot handle holder, a pot holder and a trivet). In addition, one lucky participant from our TweetChat on Sunday May 5th from 2-3pm Eastern will also win a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and the three silicone pieces. PLUS five lucky participants will get a set of the three silicone pieces. (Search for hashtag #BrunchWeek to follow along. Use the hashtag in tweets during the chat to enter to win). AND, everyone who comments in our PinChatLive on Saturday May 11th between 2-3pm Eastern will also be entered to win one prize of a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and a set of three silicone pieces and 4 prizes that contain three silicone pieces each. (For the PinChatLive go to The BrunchWeek Pinterest Board at 2pm on May 11th and comment on the questions pins there. Refresh your screen often so you don’t miss any new questions).
From Flavors of Summer one lucky winner will receive:
A Flavors of Summer Entertaining Package including (get this!) a $100 gift card to Sur la Table! In addition to the amazing gift card, this entertaining package includes a variety of goodies including cookbooks, kitchen utensils, entertaining partyware like a chip and dip server, beverage container and more. From free products, to fun stuff for decorating – you’ll be able to make the most of your next summer party.
From Black Gold Farms one lucky winner will receive:
A Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Package including a 3 quart Enameled Cast Iron Casserole, Magnetic Spice Grinders, a Pot Clip, Cheese Grater and a Silicone Head Spatula.
The Food and Wine Conference is being held in Orlando, Florida from July 19-21st at the unbelievably beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek. Speakers include Sara Moulton (of Food Network fame), Michael Green (a true celebrity in the wine and spirits world) and Jaden Hair (cookbook author and creator of Steamy Kitchen). This prize is for a single Full Conference Pass with a value of $250. (Accommodations can be booked at the Rosen Shingle Creek at a highly discounted rate for all conference attendees).
From Bob’s Red Mill one lucky winner will receive:
A Bob’s Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack: A beautifully emblazoned Bob’s Red Mill canvas tote bag containing the Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook, assorted Bob’s Red Mill products, a Salter® Baker’s Dream Aquatronic Baking Scale, Norpro® Silicone Heat Resistant Spatula, Best® Standard French Whip and a $40 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card.
From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive: The Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast In Bed Basket: Mixing Bowl, Allegro Organic Breakfast Blend Coffee, Allegro Coffee Mug, Cooking Whisk, Microplane, Delamotte Champagne, 365 Organic Amber Maple Syrup, Whole Pantry Cinnamon Sticks, French Brioche and a $25 Whole Foods Market Gift Card
From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive:
Whole Foods Flavorful Delights Basket: Full of fun items and ingredients to play with in the kitchen: 5 qt Colander,, Servino Homemade Pastas, 365 Organic Balsamic Vinegar, Macadamia Oil, Marmigiano Regiano, Key Lime Savory Oil, Branfords Original Hot Sauce, Cheese Grater, Vosges Black Pearl Bar Chocolate, Vosges Fire Bar Chocolate, R.C. Buck’s Gourmet Rub – Sweet Orange Habanero, Divina Pickles – Sweet Watermelon Rind, Composta Di Fragole – Strawberry Compote with Modena Balsamic Vinegar, Sabatino Tartufi – Truffle and Honey
From Stonyfield Organic one lucky winner will receive:
A Stonyfield Kitchen Prize Pack: A Prize Pack full of yogurt fun From Stonyfield Organic Yogurt is just ONE of the amazing prizes in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.Preserve Colander, Preserve portable yogurt carrier, Preserve cutting board, Stonyfield cookbook, Stonyfield oven mitt, Travel sandwhich carrier made out of 100% reused plastic bottles, Stonyfield water bottle, Stonyfield tote bag, 10 free cups of Stonyfield Greek.