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Bombay Sapphire Cocktails for the Springtime Sunshine

Bombay Sapphire Cocktails for the Springtime Sunshine

Spring is here!!! It’s time to whip out your spring jackets and start making outdoor plans. Of course, you’ll want to enjoy drinking some light and refreshing...

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Back to the Past at Kimpton Goodland Hotel

Back to the Past at Kimpton Goodland Hotel

The Kimpton Goodland Hotel, located at 5640 Calle Real in Goleta, is just seconds from Goleta beach, and is a hotel anyone over fifty seems to find enchanting. The...

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Impress Your Brunch Crowd: Crème Brûlée French Toast

Impress Your Brunch Crowd: Crème Brûlée French Toast

Spring has arrived in earnest and two holidays synonymous with brunch—Easter and Mother’s Day—are just around the corner. Capture that springtime brunch...

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Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Once again, we continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less.  So add them to your shopping list,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka

Every once in a while, mostly on the weekends, I like a little alcohol in the morning to pop my eyes open and provide me with a bracing start to the day. Sometimes,...

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Cheers to New Spring Cocktails from Stoli

Cheers to New Spring Cocktails from Stoli

We’re over the snow, tired of layers, and the only ice we want to see for a while is the stuff in our cocktails. Stoli Vodka is toasting to the end of winter...

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Celtic Culinary Favorites in Santa Barbara

Celtic Culinary Favorites in Santa Barbara

If you are a devotee of good Irish fare and Guinness from Dublin, your fondest wish will come through while traveling through Santa Barbara, California, where you...

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Winery of the Week: Eola Hills – Oregon, USA

Winery of the Week: Eola Hills – Oregon, USA

Thirty years ago, most people weren’t thinking about growing grapes and making wine in Oregon, but Tom Huggins was when he started Eola Hills.  His work in agricultural...

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Easter Recipe: Honey Baked Ham with Bourbon Mustard Glaze

Easter Recipe: Honey Baked Ham with Bourbon Mustard Glaze

Ham has become a staple of Easter gatherings, but rather than going with the same old recipe, why not try a delicious new twist? This Bourbon Mustard Glaze adds...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Botran Reserva Rum

George’s Rants and Raves: Botran Reserva Rum

Guatemala, isn’t that the country made famous by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?  I would be willing to bet that if I gave you 5 minutes to tell me everything...

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