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Cooking with Ellen: Chick Pea Meatballs

Cooking with Ellen: Chick Pea Meatballs

This was easy to make (via Ciao Italia), and has definitely made it into my tried and true category. I simply served these meat free “meat-balls” with a fresh...

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Australian Cocktails for Summer from Four Pillars Gin

Australian Cocktails for Summer from Four Pillars Gin

Founders Cam MacKenzie, Stu Gregor and Matt Jones came together with the collective goal to elevate the craft of distilling in Australia and celebrate the art of...

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31st Central Coast Wine Classic: Sweet Ending Events in Santa Barbara

31st Central Coast Wine Classic: Sweet Ending Events in Santa Barbara

For the first time in the history of the Central Coast Wine Classic Archie McLaren, founder and chairman, decided to tie-in Santa Barbara for the last three days...

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Winery of the Week: Seebass Vineyards – Mendocino County, Ca

Winery of the Week: Seebass Vineyards – Mendocino County, Ca

The folks at Seebass Vineyards have been growing grapes on their estate, in California’s Mendocino County for over thirty years. Much of that fruit is sold...

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Blood Orange Margarita Popsicles

Blood Orange Margarita Popsicles

This summer, beat the heat and keep the party going at the same time with this tasty recipe combining the refreshment of a margarita with that of a popsicle. Enjoy! Blood...

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Radically Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Radically Refreshing Summer Cocktails

With summer in full swing, there’s no better time for bright, refreshing cocktails, and we’ve found a handful that are sure to hit the spot. So, no matter...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch

Just when you get used to Scotch having unpronounceable names that no one can even spell, along comes Monkey Shoulder Scotch. This is not some Johnny come lately...

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Wines of the Week: Barra & Girasole Vineyards – Mendocino County, Ca

Wines of the Week: Barra & Girasole Vineyards – Mendocino County, Ca

Just north of Ukiah in Mendocino County, California, Charlie Barra grows grapes, and he’s got a little bit of experience. This year, he’ll complete his 71st...

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Catalina Island: A Pacific Playground

Catalina Island: A Pacific Playground

Just 22 miles off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island has long been regarded as a Pacific paradise where families, romantics, adventurers and business...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Wild Docta and Wild Sit Russ

George’s Rants and Raves: Wild Docta and Wild Sit Russ

Did you ever wonder who in the hell those 4 out of 5 scientists are who one week inform you that coffee will kill you and then that very following week tell you...

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