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November Is...

  National Pepper Month, National Raisin Bread Month, National Georgia Pecan Month, National Fun with Fondue Month,
National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month, National Apple Month, Good Nutrition Month, Vegan Month,  Banana Pudding Lovers' Month, Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month, National Pomegranate Month, National Roasting Month, and Sweet Potato Awareness Month.
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November 2015
Happy Thanksgiving !
dianas_thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a busy time of the year, especially if you are hosting family and friends at your house. And to make things more difficult this year we have a few more challenges with which to deal.

Recently from NBC News: "Fewer turkeys in U.S. warehouses in September will likely mean slightly higher prices this Thanksgiving after a bird flu outbreak wiped out more than 9 million turkeys, experts said after the government monthly cold storage report on Thursday."

And what's this about a pumpkin pie filling shortage this year?  Libby's, the largest U.S. producer, said record summer rains damaged this year's pumpkin crop. Yields in Illinois, the center of American production, are down about 50 percent from 2014, according to Nestle SA, Libby's parent company.

Then there are the higher egg prices. The Boston Globe reports, "The price of eggs has doubled in just a few short weeks as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest has led to the euthanization of some 35 million egg-laying chickens, about 10 percent of laying hens nationally, and sharp drops in production at some of the nation's biggest poultry farms."

WOW! What is a cook to do?

But there is some good news on the horizon as Ocean Spray says it will have a strong and high quality crop for the 2015 cranberry season.  Did you know that of the 400 million pounds, or 4 million barrels, of cranberries consumed annually by Americans, 20 percent, or 80 million pounds, will be consumed Thanksgiving week? Ocean Spray sells more cranberries the Wednesday before Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.

Now if the workers who want malls to stay shut on Thanksgiving get their way, more people can actually stay home and enjoy Thanksgiving with their families this year.

So with some advance shopping and planning you can have another bountiful Thanksgiving table.  Enjoy it to the fullest! 
All the best in food, wine, and travel.
Happy November,
Sally Bernstein 
Sally's Recommendations

Just in time for Thanksgiving, leave the centerpiece details to with the Visions of Autumn Centerpiece. With pinecones, pumpkins and a bird's nest, too, you'll find a little bit of all fall has to offer in this beautiful centerpiece. Chrysanthemums, gerberas, pinecones, miniature pumpkins and a straw nest arrive in a black dish. Approximately 28" W x 16" H.  $47.99


The Loire Valley is France's most diverse (and only horizontal) wine region, producing excellent and affordable wines in every style. Although best known for crisp dry white wines, including definitive examples of Sauvignon Blanc, the unique seaside wines of Muscadet, and the rich aromatic white wines made from Chenin Blanc, the Loire Valley also produces fruity red and rosé wines. These refreshing, full of flavor, dry and off-dry rosés are fit for any season. SRP: Thibaud Boudignan  2014 $23; Chateau Soucherie 2014 $17; Les Vignerons de la Noelle 2014 $11 and Sauvion 2014 $11-$14. 
Community Coffee Company is celebrating this holiday season with a blend that's perfect for fall - Pumpkin Praline. With delicious hints of pumpkin spice and toasted pecans, this satisfying medium roast is a seasonal favorite. Plus, it's made from only the top 10% of the world's coffee beans. Click here to order. $6.49 for 12 oz. ground. Also available in K-CUP® Pods 12 count for $8.49.

Bison Airlighter

The Bison Airlighter is a portable air-driven fire lighter that jets a 4-inch, 2,600 degree flame to ignite even the most stubborn wood or charcoal. It can light a fire in just seconds and its safety features make it a secure tool to have around the family. To order, click
here. SRP: $79.95 

The Divining Rod Wines

Marc Mondavi started The Divining Rod label in 2012 in honor of his ability to locate underground water sources and establish vineyards. The first new brand from C. Mondavi & Family in over 60 years, The Divining Rod has secured its place in a long line of fine wines created by this iconic family.
Enjoy the 2012 The Divining Rod Cabernet Sauvignon $17.99, the 2014 The Divining Rod Chardonnay $14.99, and The Divining Rod Divine Red, Lodi. $12.99. To order, click here

Pistachio Chewy Bites is an all-natural snack that is not only tasty but it also provides the nutritional fuel you need each day. By combining over 50% of California grown, nutrient rich pistachios with moist antioxidant cranberries, you get the energy and nutrients you need in one bite sized snack. As a bonus these bites are vegan, Kosher, gluten & GMO free. Click here to order. SRP: $1.99

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