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Urban Wineries — Winemaking in the City

  • July 17, 2017
enjoying an urban winery

If you love wine this post is for you. Today I’m writing about a new trend popping up in cities — Urban Wineries. Living in California, I’ve been fortunate to visit most of the state’s wine growing regions. I love visiting vineyards nestled among hills of green grape vines. But getting to these locations requires planning and sometimes some significant travel. For those of us who are not near a…

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Roasted Carrots and Avocado with Lime, Za’atar and Mint

  • May 26, 2017
Roasted Carrot. Avocado and Za'atar Salad

This roasted carrot and avocado salad with za’atar is one of my favorite things to make for my family.  Sweet roasted carrots combined with creamy avocado, the zesty flavor of lime and the unique Middle Eastern spice mix called “Za’atar” is a winning combination. This recipe is amazing, quick, easy and beautiful not to mention delicious. I recently got into cooking more with Middle Eastern flavors after reading and using the book Jerusalem:…

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World’s Best Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

  • May 22, 2017

I am excited to share the BEST Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!!!! My husband loves chocolate chip cookies and when we were first married I tried out so many recipes and they all fell short. Too flat, too bready, etc. My mom had a great recipe from when I was growing up, but it used Crisco (nope, not doing it). So when I tried these cookies (link to her recipe)…

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Five Reasons Why Beer Tasting is Better than Wine Tasting

  • May 8, 2017
Beer tasting lineup in San Diego

There are definitely some changes going on in the world of alcoholic beverages. While wine has been king of the “tasting” – the huge number of quality craft breweries and beer tasting rooms that have opened up may be changing the game. I want to make one thing clear right off the bat. I love wine—red wine, white wine, sparkling wine; I love it all. I also love wine tasting.…

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