RECIPE # 5371 / EFFIE SAHIHI / BAKING EXPERT: Effie showed us how to make White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta. For a copy of the recipe, click here: http://bit.ly/1JMtPeJ. Effie is one of the favorite Nashville Food Bloggers featured at this weekend's Bites & Blogs event - Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 (during store hours) at Williams-Sonoma at The Mall at Green Hills. Effie is demonstrating recipes from her blog, www.lawsofbaking.com, at 10am on Saturday.
MONEY-SAVING IDEAS / MARY HANCE / MS. CHEAP: Mary shared how you can enjoy CMA Music Fest activities for free or for very little money. There are 7 free stages of daytime music throughout downtown Nashville starting today and running through Saturday. The Buckle is where you will find free food samples, and the “Fun Team” randomly handing out T-shirts, coozies, sunglasses, temporary tattoos and other swag will be given away throughout the festival. Fan Fair X at the Music City Center has a $10 admission price, but there is a lot to do – 3 music stages, autograph sessions, panel discussions, children's activities and more. Get details at http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival.
GARDENING / CARMEN JOHNSTON / GARDEN EXPERT: Carmen told us how to plant container gardens that will thrive in shady areas. You'll find more great ideas for your garden online at www.carmenjohnstongardens.com.