Driscolls Berry Moments

November 6, 2011


On November 4, I was fortunate to be able to participate in a Virtual Tasting Event put on by Driscolls Berries.  This was in essence a live twitter party in which we syncronized our twitter accounts by logging into a Driscoll’s Platform using hashtag #driscollsmoments.  We then joined a live video stream to watch Chef Rick Rodgers preparing not only the recipes we received earlier, but also giving fabulous tips for cooking your holiday turkey.  The event was coordinated by Steven Gilberg of @winetwits,  and I really was delighted to see all the techology working together to make it a truly fabulous event!  We received our goody bag almost two weeks earlier which included berry coupons, a Thanksgiving 101 Cookbook by Rick Rogers, a berry strainer, a flash drive with tons of recipes and an apron, all put together in a reusable Driscoll’s tote bag.  With recipes in hand, I invited a few of my close friends that could attend and set about to have my little get-together which seldom happens at my home anymore.  My dining room has been taken over with jars, ready to be labeled for my markets, and gifts, papers, and crates in queue ready to be shipped across the country at a moments notice.   I ask everyone that comes in through the front door to please close their eyes and remember what my home used to look like before I started my business three short years ago!  And, I have to say, that I was really thrilled to partner with Driscolls as I use their berries exclusively in all of my jams.  At 8:00 pm on Friday night, my friends came over, we enjoyed our appetizers and I logged into the Driscolls website for our event.  Bloggers and Social Influencers from across the country (several of which I am honored to know!) were tweeting about their party and we were all joined together to watch the live cooking event.  It was really, really lovely is all I can say.  Chef Rick Rogers is a hoot and I would have him over anytime.  I picked up a few turkey tips which is always wonderful, and now I will put them into action this Thanksgiving.  His book is available on Amazon, ahhh… I will always have a soft spot for those Jersey boys.

I selected three of the recipes I received to prepare for my party, I want to share them with you here now as they are perfect for the upcoming holidays.

I also invite you to enter the Driscolls Sweeter Moments contest for your chance to win a Viking Cookware set worth over $1,300 and second prize chances to win $100 coupons to purchase fabulous Driscolls berries.





Acorn Squash with Raspberry Sauce





Wild Rice and Raspberry Dressing





  1. What a lovely post and 3 terrific recipes!

    Comment by LiztheChef — November 7, 2011

  2. Thank you so much sweet Liz!

    Comment by Sunchowder - Wendy Read — November 7, 2011

  3. Lovely pictures! And that Brie looks amazing!

    Comment by Jayne — November 7, 2011

  4. Thanks so much Jayne, it was really good, but the squash was my favorite–simple and great!

    Comment by Sunchowder - Wendy Read — November 8, 2011

  5. Wow! What amazing photographs you have…I’m mesmerized ! I love your blog & site. Glad I found it. So many helpful recipes and ideas! Nice of you to visit me, too. Cheers!

    Comment by Elizabeth @Mango_Queen — November 9, 2011

  6. I love, love, love this Wendy!! The photographs are gorgeous and I can’t wait to try these recipes. I use Driscoll’s berries too, I admit. I’m not sure if they have a growing site here in California, or not, but their beautiful berries are in all the stores here. Love your blog!!!

    Comment by Chez Suzanne / The Wimpy Vegetarian — December 3, 2011

  7. Thanks so much Suzanne! Driscolls has a huge farm in Watsonville CA!! They use many growers here in Florida, our season starts in a few short weeks and I can’t wait. You are a doll and thanks for the appreciations. I want to work on my blog every week, but the needs of the business take over especially in December. I hope to get back to it soon! X, Wendy

    Comment by Sunchowder - Wendy Read — December 3, 2011

  8. Wonderful and what fun! But that Brie – oh my I have got to try that recipe! Stunning!

    Comment by Jamie — December 30, 2011

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