Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Girl Scouts Cookbook, Cookies, and Wine Pairings!

The Girl Scouts never stop helping the community. As a GS in Boca Raton (my mom was a troop leader), I recall cookie sale season with a mixture of dread and excitement. I had to sell a LOT of cookies, but I loved visiting my neighbors and racking up the sales.

I also remember working hard to earn badges. West Boca Raton Community High School students Analiesa Chavez and Kelsey Bonner have written a cookbook for Boca Helping Hands that have earned them a Silver Award, as well as helping those who receive groceries from BHH. They took common ingredients from regular grocery handout bags and produced the cookbook that’s online here: 

https://bocahelpinghands.org/sites/default/files/images/TBB/Simply%20Healthy%20Cookbook%20-%20revised.pdf

And wine pairings!

Speaking of Girl Scout cookies, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits paired some of its wines with certain cookies, because wine goes with everything! What a great idea!

Pour a glass of Shannon Ridge Petit Sirah and pull those Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies from the freezer (that’s where I keep them!) for a sweet ending to your day. Try the Samoas with the Heredad de Baroja Rioja, or the Cranberry Citrus Crisps with the Blue De Mer Rose. It’s a whole new world of wine pairing. 


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Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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