Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Don't Let Go of Summer Yet with Motto Wines Cocktails!

In Florida, even though Labor day is almost here-it doesn't end the summer’s rising temperatures. The good news is that red wine season for some (for me, it's every day) is on it's way. But what if you can't wait? There’s nothing quite as thirst-quenching as a refreshing homemade cocktail. While white wine may be the typical choice for wine-based cocktails, consider a new twist to the classic (and no, this isn’t another Sangria recipe!!

Motto wines present a new, bold spin on traditional red wines from California. To allow the full character of each wine to evolve, we keep our wine lots separate throughout fermentation and aging, and determine final blends right before bottling. The resulting wines are dark and bold, yet fruit-forward.

Backbone is Motto's Cabernet that exudes both backbone and elegance, with a soft and delicate nose of ripe red fruit.

 

Unabashed is Motto's distinct Zinfandel, which balances a hint of spice with fruity sweetness.




Gung Ho is our rich, yet delicate, Red Blend that bursts with unique fruit flavors.

Red Wine Summer Cocktails

Berry Wine Spritzer

1 cup Motto Unabashed Zinfandel wine

½ cup raspberries

½ cup blackberries

1 cup sparkling water

Ice tray

Water



In ice tray, fill each slot with one blackberry, one raspberry, and water. Freeze. In a bowl, mash up remaining berries with a fork and pour mixture into glass. Fill glass with berry ice cubes, wine, and sparkling water.



Ginger & Fruit Wine Slushy

1 cup Motto Backbone Cabernet Sauvignon wine

1 cup frozen mixed fruit

¼ cup ginger ale

½ cup water

2 tablespoons sugar



Over low heat, melt the water and sugar in a saucepan until fully dissolved. Once syrup has cooled, blend wine, mixed fruit, ginger ale, and simple syrup until smooth. Pour into shallow container and freeze for 1 hour (or longer, depending on desired frozenness). Using a fork, break up the mixture and serve slushy in a glass.

From zesty spritzers to frosty slushies, Motto red wines are the perfect foundational ingredient for fun summer cocktails. Motto Wine has kept me sane this summer, each blend is delicious. To shop your favorite, click here

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fall in Love with Seasonal Flavors at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts



Krispy Kreme Doughnuts classic fall flavors including the Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut, the Salted Caramel Latte Doughnut and Pumpkin Spice Latte are available at all Central Florida Krispy Kreme shops through November 24.

My favorite Krispy Kreme is the Daytona Beach location which is Open 24 Hours!

“Loyal and new fans crave these seasonally inspired treats to celebrate the season with classic flavors of fall, plus the fun of Talk Like a Pirate Day,” said Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods LLC, an authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation.

The Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut is an old-fashioned doughnut with pumpkin spice and Krispy Kreme’s classic glaze.


The Salted Caramel Latte Doughnut is an espresso Kreme™ filled doughnut and topped with a salted caramel icing and salted sugar blend. An espresso icing drizzle tops off this perfect fall treat.


The Pumpkin Spice Latte features a pumpkin spice blend and is topped with whipped cream and pumpkin topping. This beverage can be enjoyed hot, iced or frozen.

Fans in search of their Talk like a Pirate Day bounty early will get their chance as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts offers the Pirate Doughnut and the Skull and Crossbones Doughnut now through September 19.

The Pirate Doughnut is a Kreme™ filled doughnut dipped in white icing before being finished with a classic Pirate face. The Skull and Crossbones Doughnut is filled with chocolate Kreme dipped in chocolate icing and topped with a candy skull and crossbones made of white icing.

Share these treats with your family and friends using #KrispyKreme all season long.

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Krispy Kreme doughnuts can be found in approximately 12,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the U.S. The Company has more than 1,000 retail shops in 27 countries. Connect with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at www.KrispyKreme.com, or on one its many social media channels, including www.Facebook.com/KrispyKreme, and www.Twitter.com/KrispyKreme.

About Florida Family Foods LLC – Krispy Kreme Central Florida

With more than three decades of expertise as an authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, Florida Family Foods is a second-generation, family-owned business successfully operating Krispy Kreme shops throughout Central Florida to include Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Winter Park, Millenia and Kissimmee. Florida Family Foods earned national recognition for the brand’s “most innovative local relationship marketing program” in 2014 and continues to partner with numerous non-profit organizations and community-based programs annually. Stay social with your local Krispy Kreme shop on these channels:


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Granada Grand Festival of the Arts Ormond Mainstreet


The 3rd Annual Granada Grand Festival of the Arts heads back to Downtown Ormond Beach with more artists, more activities and more music than ever before. Ormond Beach MainStreet and the Ormond Beach Arts District will host this free arts festival Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 10 AM – 5 PM behind the City Hall complex on South Beach Street. This is the festival’s third year in Ormond Beach’s River District neighborhood. The Granada Grand Festival of the Arts offers a generous helping of all things art, from visual artists and art demonstrations to musical performances and hands-on activities for the whole family.

More than 3000 visitors joined us last year. As you wander around the festival, you’ll surely get lost in a flurry of sights, sounds and smells. Interact with select artists as they conduct live demonstrations of their technique, then snag the perfect gift from one of more than 60 accomplished area artists selling unique, handcrafted pieces of work. Admire the work of our chalk artists. Grab a mouth-watering bite from a string of local food trucks, stroll with a glass of wine or beer in-hand or visit our Calypso lemonade stand.

On the main stage, local bands provide the sound track for the day, while student performances and dance groups take over a second stage. Even the smallest art-lover will stay entertained in our kid’s zone, hosting fun art projects for all ages, face painting and a bouncy house.

This year, more than ever, festivalgoers will have a chance to “be part of the art” – with an interactive community project for all ages. Ormond Beach glass artists Tommy and LC Tobey will be inviting the community to help create a glass mosaic art piece.  The design will be reflective of our historic downtown with a touch of nostalgia!  The public will be able to work on the glass mosaic, adding a piece or more to create the final vision.  Tommy and LC want to evoke a sense of community and fun while bringing out the artist within during this unique interactive display of art.  The finished artwork will be donated to Ormond MainStreet for public display.

Frame of Mind Art will be bringing creative energy to the kid zone with craft projects and a pedal-powered spin art station, while Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will sponsor a free video booth where kids (and adults) can ham and glam it up for their video feeds. For those who want to know more about how to DIY, four artists will be offering demonstrations throughout the Festival. Linda Davis of Wyoming Prairie Alpacas will demonstrate fiber art, Becka Mezera will show pottery techniques, Luis Martinez will teach contemporary painting and Sandi Johnson of SandiKat will show off Gyotaku, the ancient Japanese art of fish rubbing. An updated schedule of Festival events and a parking map are available on the Ormond Beach MainStreet website at www.ormondbeachmainstreet.com/granada-grand-festival-of-the-arts.

The Granada Grand Festival of the Arts is sponsored by Ormond Beach MainStreet and the Ormond Arts District as part of their mission to make downtown Ormond Beach a premier destination for residents and visitors to live, work and play.

For more information about the Festival please contact Ormond Beach Mainstreet, julia@ormondmainstreet.com, 386-492-2938

2016 Granada Grand Festival of the Arts Quick Facts:

Festival Hours:     Saturday, Sept 17, 10 am – 5 pm;

Address:             Ormond Beach City Hall, 22 S. Beach St. Ormond Beach, FL

Free admission, free parking

Planned activities:

All day events

60+ professional visual artists and crafters

Food truck rally and beer garden

Interactive glass mosaic project

Kids art activities

Calypso Main Stage

10:30 – 1:15 – Rob’s Jazz Express

1:30 – 3:30 – The Jam

3:45 – 5:00 – Bob Higgins & House Arrest

Robbins Camper Stage

10:30 – Ormond Beach Middle School Chorus

11:15 – Hinson/OBMS Middle School Orchestra

noon – Ormond Beach Elementary Chorus

12:45 – Rick de Yampert, sitar

2 pm – Children’s Musical Theatre Workshop

3:15 pm – Daytona Playhouse Radio Theatre presents the classic radio comedy – “Jane Finds a Mate for her Mother!

Artist Demonstrations  – Every hour on the ½ hour

Granada Grand Festival of the Arts is sponsored in part by: Adams, Cameron & Co, Realtors, Bright House Networks, Calypso Lemonade, City of Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Bicycle Center, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Frame of Mind, Highlander Corporation, Hometown News, Mitchell Noel Insurance, Ormond Beach Observer, Ritchey Buick-Cadillac, Robbins Camper Sales, S.R. Perrott, Inc., Suzanne Shawver, Southern Stone Event Group

A few artist spots are still available.  For more information on becoming a sponsor or vendor at this event, please contact Becky Parker at Becky@ormondmainstreet.com or by phone at (386) 492-2938.




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