It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for me to give you a little weekend reading from around the web. Here are a few food related items that I thought might interest you.

Generation X Finance has cooking tips that will help keep your energy bills down during the holidays. An added bonus to these tips is that you’ll be helping the environment, too.

The holidays are a time for delicious food shared with company. Most of us will be hosting holiday parties, entertaining family, or making traditional holiday goodies to pass around with friends and family. Whatever your tradition, chances are you’ll be spending a little more time in the kitchen in the coming month or two than you would be otherwise.
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Press Democrat has a piece on the confusion that all of the different green wine claims can cause consumers.

Too much green wine is giving consumers a headache.

The proliferation of wineries making various environmental claims — from “organic” to “sustainable” to “fish friendly” wines — threatens to leave the average wine buyer befuddled.

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Just to further confuse you about what makes a wine or its bottle green, we have a piece here on MNN that answers the question, “Are there more environmentally friendly wine stoppers than cork?” The answer? Yes and no.

One of the greatest inventions of all time, oenophiles will surely agree, is the innovative use of natural cork as a stopper for wine bottles. Cork oak trees are limited in population, but are harvested with great care in the warm Mediterranean climates of Spain and Portugal.
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Finally, care2 has created a list of the top 20 real food advocates to follow on twitter. As I was going down the list to see if I was following all of them, I was surprised, and honored, to find myself on the list. If you’re not following me on twitter, I’m @rshreeves. And, if you’re not following the others on this list, you’re missing some really great information about real food.

Enjoy your weekend!

Image: Matt Callow

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Friday food news
Food news from around the web for your weekend reading.