Hey Richmond bloggers! We’ve got a meetup planned this weekend, so stop by, say hi, and meet some new friends!
Hey all! I’ve got some super exciting news to share with you all today! In case you haven’t heard, Shannon, aka the blogger behind Thirsty Richmond, recently opened a cycling studio! Since Shannon is a blogger, she’s offering all of YOU bloggers a truly awesome perk for the month of November!
Here’s the deal, straight from the ladies at Boho Cycle Studio:
BLOGGERS RIDE FREE!!
Yep, you read that correctly. We are offering three FREE rides at Boho Cycle Studio any time in the month of November just for being a blogger!
Why? Because Shannon is a blogger and we want to share some blogger love! You do NOT have to blog about fitness to be eligible. Literally, any kind of blog (as long as it is active in the last month) will do!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the web address of your blog and Boho will reply with a promo code to use at check out. Use the code to deduct the 3 Class Package and sign up to ride!
Shannon & AnnMarie
Ok Virginia, as a food blogger and grocery store enthusiast, I need to share my grocery shopping secret. Have you heard of Relay Foods yet? I’ve been using them for a few months now, and if you get me started on it, I can’t help but rave about them. I mean, sure, they’re a super cool start up based in Charlottesville, and yes, they sell produce from local farmers (yay shopping local) but the convenience… that’s where they really get me.
If you haven’t heard of Relay Foods, they’re a service that basically does your grocery shopping for you. You fill up your cart online, and they pack it up, and then drop it off at a specified pick up location, which for me, is at my workplace.
Reasons why I love it:
- Um, hello convenience!
- I’ve realized it can save me money, by eliminating impluse purchases
- It also helps me with my meal planning (no more forgetting things!)
- They have groceries from all different places, so I don’t have to go to Ellwoods, Whole Foods and Kroger
Those are some of the reasons I love it, but I’m sure you’d have your own reasons.
I’m shocked at how the prices are pretty comparable to the regular store, for most things. I’m really excited to not have to make a separate trip to the store.
Now if you live in Virginia and want to try Relay Foods for yourself, I’ve got a little bonus for you!
If it’s your first time trying Relay Foods, you can use the coupon code: “FTEQFP” when you check out, to save $30 on your first order over $50! (Yes, that’s $50 worth of groceries for $20.)
What are you waiting for? Click here and go have someone else do your shopping for you
Have you ever ordered groceries online?
Today’s Foodie Friday post comes from Jenna, the blogger @ The Gleeful Gourmand. Wondering what being a “gourmand” means? For Jenna, It simply means that she love every aspect of food: Cooking or baking it, reading about it, studying it, learning from it, and most of all, writing about it. At The Gleeful Gourmand you’ll find stories about food, recipes, book reviews, restaurant reviews, and a little about the life she share with her husband, 6-year-old son and identical twin toddler girls. Now that’s one busy mama.
Just last week I was blogging about a particular problem: What to make when you’re stuck in an Indian Summer in Virginia, and you want all things gloriously Autumn (hello, Pumpkin Spice Lattes!), but it’s just too darned hot. I can officially say that I am so excited that the weather turned here in RVA, and we’ve finally got Fall temperatures.
But let’s be honest: This is Virginia, and the weather here is kind of…wacky. It wouldn’t be unusual at all for temperatures here to soar again with no rhyme or reason. Thus, I came up with a riff on a salad I had at Brio Tuscan Grille. I used their concept as a launching pad (they used apples and all sorts of other yummy stuff), but changed it to suit our family. The Autumn Pear Salad was born. Full of crisp, cool crunch, but hearty enough to serve for dinner, it’s perfect paired with a glass of Chardonnay and a crusty baguette slathered with soft butter.
What makes this dish so versatile is that besides serving it up for dinner, it would be perfect for a brunch, or luncheon – especially when you’re craving a lot of flavor, but don’t want to work too hard. Plus, you can literally change this salad up and add or subtract any ingredient (well, maybe not the lettuce portion) to make it your own. I chose ingredients I knew my family would be happy eating, but you can spruce it up any way you see fit!
- 2 heads of crisp romaine lettuce
- 1 small package of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 ribs of celery, diced
- 2 Asian Pears, sliced thinly (wash, but do not peel)
- Half a package of frozen corn, prepared to your liking*
- 5 slices of crispy bacon, chopped
- 1 herbed rotisserie chicken diced, or sliced thinly
- Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese (slight dusting, a little goes a very long way)
Enjoy <3 – Jenna