Food & Swine



This post will be quick because I’m making it from my phone and I must get some rest as in 12 hours it is the start of ‘the big day’. The Sutter Home Winery Build A Better Burger Cookoff is tomorrow.  I am excited as ever and nervous at the same time. Not as nervous as I thought I may be of course (I don’t know what it will be like with my own cooking station without children at my feet… I may finally be efficient!) I have learned that not only is this event world class but so are it’s people. I’m so thankful to be here. My kids are being good at home and I miss them terribly however, tomorrow will be one of those memorable days. I’ve been soaking up the beautiful countryside here. Simply gorgeous.  I hope you are all well and I want to thank you for all of your support and encouragement.  It means more than you know.

I’ll be grilling up a Sour Apple Pork Burger tomorrow.  Will you be grilling?

Here’s a view from supper tonight. Breathtaking.


And the lovely loaves etc. at Bouchon Bakery.


I’m wearing my lucky pig earrings tomorrow.  Sometimes I feel more important with dangl-y earrings on. Dangl-y PIG earrings are even better.


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  • Reply paulettemotzko May 17, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I want to go there. Where is it located? My name is Paulette Le Pore Motzko & I am a food writer, photographer & marketer.

  • Reply Beth Ann May 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Dangly pig earrings ROCK! I am sure they are going to bring you good luck. Can’t wait to hear all about it!!!

  • Reply Jennifer Flaa (@JeniEats) May 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I’m so excited for you! Wishing you all the best for the competition. Happy you can enjoy CA.

  • Reply Michele May 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    So wonderful to meet you and proud you took it home for the alternative Burger!

    • Reply Cristen May 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      It was so great meeting you as well. Talk about an unforgettable trip! :) I hope you are resting and relaxing this week!

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