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Wine Floweth Plenty


Sorry I’ve been MIA but today was craaaaazy! I’m working Barrel Tasting (a big wine road event here) and so all day today I poured wine at the winery and I’ll do the same tomorrow and next weekend as well. I actually like working these events though because the people watching is VERY interesting (to say the least). Basically, you pay $20 and can taste wines at over 100 wineries. Needless to say, people let loose a little bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I got to wear a sweet hat:

7 hours later:

Barrel Tasting is not for the faint of heart.
I went through these beverages:



Ate half a HUGE bagel with cream cheese for lunch (plus half a clif bar later on):

This morning before heading in I ate a massive bowl of oats with peanut butter:

Last night we went to the yummiest French bistro in Sebastopol for dinner! I had a beet salad (obvi):

And mussels for dinner!

Holy french fries!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE mussels and these were awesome. Definitely one of my favorite meals of all time right here ๐Ÿ™‚
I just showered and I’m pulling myself together a little bit. Not sure what I’m doing tonight yet but hopefully its something fun!

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    March 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    The mussels, fries and wine all looks divine!

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    March 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Your brown hair looks so frikkin’ hot! It’s making me want to go darker too! Looking good, Jenna ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Evan Thomas
    March 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I love the cream cheese abundance. I was just thinking how good banana bread with cream cheese would be.
    LOL at that hat!

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    Steph: Exercise Physiologist & Artist!
    March 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    that sounds amazing!!! Lucky girl!
    Good thing you are healthy b/c if you weren’t there would be no way you would make it out to do anything after the long day you had!!

    Oh yesterday I asked if you were moving back to FL. I think I might be the only person who did not know where you were in the pic you posted! I need to do more traveling.. seriously!

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    March 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Why do your oats look particularly delicious today? How did you get them to look so dense and yet so fluffy? New technique??

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    March 6, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    awesome hat! wow i am all over those french fries, yum!

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    March 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    At least you were just kneeling holding onto the table and not passed out under it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    March 6, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Have a good night -with wine?
    Luv the French Fries ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Love the hat!! I’m a huge mussels/frittes fan too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Olga @ Healthing It
    March 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Hahaha that hat is great!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    yikes, that sounds like quite the day. i bet there’s a bubble bath in your future ๐Ÿ™‚ i love that combo of mussels and fries, it sounds SO good!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    yikes, that sounds like quite the day. i bet there’s a bubble bath in your future ๐Ÿ™‚ i love that combo of mussels and fries, it sounds SO good!

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 6, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I’d love to go to a wine tasting like that!! Sounds awesome!
    I absolutely adore mussels. I only tried them this past summer, I can’t believe I was so afraid of them!

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    March 6, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    AH!!! I’m so so so jealous I haven’t been on a wine tasting in FOREVER. Finger Lakes Wine (my local) = winter friendly conditions. Plus, I’m pretty jealous of that hat looks good on you!!

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    March 6, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Holy Moly!
    Everything looks divine!
    Iยดm sure youยดve had a BLAST at the wine tasting… ๐Ÿ˜€
    Have an amazing Sunday, Jenna!
    Brazilian XOXOยดs,

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    March 6, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I definitely love wine but I don’t know if I could handle tasty that many in one day! Hardcore!

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    Carolyn @coolbeans
    March 6, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve been reading for a while but absolutely had to finally comment on those mussels! I have had such a mussel craving lately and of course the fries just add to it. I think I might be inspired enough to make mussels by myself for the first time.

    Love your blog – I look forward to reading every day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I’m sure you’ve seen some pretty interesting things at those events.

    And mussels are one of my favorite things to eat.

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    March 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Was the restaurant the FRENCH GARDEN perhaps?!?! My cousin works there!

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    March 6, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Mussels and french fries is one of my favorite meals of all time, too. SO GOOD!

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    March 6, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I had my first ever beet salad yesterday for dinner. I’m now a convert! It was so good!
    Reading food blogs has expanded my food reperatoire, so thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Is that hat part of some upcoming Spring accessory trends? Because it should be, haha.

    Love all of the eats, particularly your main course for dinner last night. Mussels and fries? Unlikely but brilliant combination!

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    Laughter-Loving Stacy
    March 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    hahaha! Gotta say, what an odd combination of food/drinks over the day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    March 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Beet salad and french fries?? Awesome combination.

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    ellen eats beets
    March 6, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Your job always sounds so fun! Working at a winery must be so interesting!

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    March 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    That sounds like a blast! When you move back down South tell Michael i will be more than happy to fill in… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Mussels….love ’em and with fries! The pix in the raincoat with head down looks very Audrey Hepburn. & speaking of France. Angelina AKA Lara Croft bought a $70M estate next to Aix-en-Provence. Aft move there end of year…must stop by with basket of just baked cookies. lol

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 6, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Haha sounds like a lovellllllllllllllly day and evening ๐Ÿ™‚

    And that salad – OMG. Gonna have to try to replicate it. Just had one at a French bistro here last night with a poached egg on top. I know I’ve seen you write about that before. So delicious!

    Hope the rest of your evening is just as fun!

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    March 6, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Oh the hat is my favorite!

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Love the hat – it suits you ๐Ÿ˜›
    And love the look of that salad!! Nothing beats a decent salad IMHO ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kerry Dyer
    March 7, 2010 at 1:05 am

    looks like such fun!! x

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    The Paris Food Blague
    March 7, 2010 at 1:31 am

    what a fun day……lucky girl. what was the wine consumption for? what kind of wine were you drinking?

    a tres bientot
    the paris food blague

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    christie, honoring health
    March 7, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Love the hat.

    Sounds like you had a long day and that dinner looks amazing. I love mussels but no one else I know seems to like them.

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    Kerry Dyer
    March 7, 2010 at 4:23 am

    i’ve just set up a new blog after yours and others inspired me, please find it at

    thanks! xx

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    March 7, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Looks like a tiring but fun day! Hope you had a great night!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 7, 2010 at 4:41 am

    I love GOING to win tastings – I can’t imagine what it’s like for those who work there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    March 7, 2010 at 6:12 am

    there are a lot of wineries by my house and i never thought about how funny patrons must appear to the staff. you must hear some funny stories–maybe they will be a part of your book?

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    Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward
    March 7, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Mussels are so yummy!
    I love how ironic it is that you are drinking amazing grass, so healthy and natural, out of a coke cup ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    March 7, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Sounds like a really fun event to go to–probably not so much to work!!

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    March 7, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I agree with some of the other comments-you hair looks great! And so does your mussels dinner-yum!

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    March 7, 2010 at 6:32 am

    for a split second I forgot you dyed your hair!!! You are glowing Jenna..or maybe it’s the wine. Glad you are working hard and playing hard. Enjoy that San Fran food while you can!

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    Beth @ fatbustermack
    March 7, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Now I’m craving mussels and fries. Yum!

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    March 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

    haha, love the hat…very festive. That beet salad looks delicious, you always eat so well, it makes me jealous!

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    Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness)
    March 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

    You’re so adorable in that hat! ๐Ÿ™‚

    There’s a wine bar in my town that has all you can eat mussels and fries on Tuesday nights and it’s supposed to be really good. I’d love to go one night but I have no idea how to eat mussels, haha! Do you just scoop them out of the shell or is there a special technique?

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    March 7, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Two things…1) your dark hair ROCKS! 2) Super Charge Me cookies ROCK even harder!

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    March 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    OMG loving that hat haha. Your hair looks great too- the darker shade definitely suits you!

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    March 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Busy weekend for ya. The oatmeal with peanut butter reminded me that sometimes a little simple oatmeal is good.

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    Jessica @ Fit and Clean
    March 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I LOVE the hat. What a perfect way to spend the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    March 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    sounds like a great event! I wonder if you’ve met my aunt Barbara D? She works around the wineries, but I’ve been having a hard time getting a hold of her since she’s spent most of winter in Tahoe. Love the hat!

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    March 8, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Mussels and french fries! Ha! Interesting combination. ๐Ÿ™‚

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