Posts Written OnDecember 10, 2007

2007 Food Blog Awards: Vote for LENNDEVOURS

I was humbled this morning (no easy task) when I got an email saying that LENNDEVOURS is a finalist in the "Best Food Blog – Drinks"category of the 2007 Food Blog Awards. Check it out, along with all of the other categories, and vote for me if you feel the blog is deserving. It’s been a crazy, fun year here at LENNDEVOURS so this is particularly fun. I’d like to thank all of my great contributors for their great work this year too. Without them, I don’t think the blog would be a finalist.Vote today.

4th Annual Menu For Hope: December 10-21

Menu For Hope is the annual event when food and wine bloggers the world over unite to raise money for the U.N. World Food Programme. Founded by Pim several years ago, this is one holiday tradition that I hope never falls by the wayside. This year, LENNDEVOURS is offering two prizes for the fund raising raffle: WB19: Long Island Cabernet Franc Three-Pack A lot of people think that Long Island is all about merlot, but those in the know realize that some of Long Island’s best, most-interesting wines are made with cabernet franc. This lot is a simple one. It…

“The Persistence of Irritants” by Christopher Watkins

After Chris’s last poem, a reader and fellow tasting room employee left a comment asking for a poem about fruit flies. Chris, ever ready to please his reading public, obliged with the below. By Poet Laureate Christopher Watkins   The Persistence of Irritants We began by just ignoring them, untilcomments became too numerous;we moved to disclaimers, explanations,Yes, they’re everywhere, but they’re harmless—Behind the scenes, we tried everything,even resorting to very expensive dessert wineleft out for them to expire in;In every sweetened dish they capitulated,but they did so too in bottles, in decanters, even glasses!How many times did we discreetly turn…