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Delicious gifting

Often, a present is opened, consumed or played with, enjoyed briefly and then quickly forgotten.  If you hope to give a gift that will remain in your friends and family’s … Continue reading

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A delicious, thankful Thanksgiving

On this holiday that is completely centered on the idea of being thankful for the things each of us have in our lives, we’re meant to stop and take a … Continue reading

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Cider: the quintessential autumn sipper

It might be something about the crunchy rust-colored leaves littering the yard, the nostalgic scent of wood smoke drifting in the crisp autumn air, something about the memories of childhood … Continue reading

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Williams-Sonoma is cooking up some fun

I stumbled around the new Williams-Sonoma store in a hazy fog of culinary lust, my desire for everything near blinding.  The just opened — reopened, I might say — compact shop … Continue reading

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Hot Box Grill: new owner, same comfy fare

I have great respect, love even, for a restaurant that serves a twice-baked potato.  The simple combination of fluffy potato innards combined with a luxurious amount of butter and cheese, and … Continue reading

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Sonoma: coffee country

Sonoma, of course, is famous for wine and us locals certainly do our best to sip it any and every chance we get.  Thing is, us Sonomans are also pretty … Continue reading

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Earthquakes, biscuits, and bourbon

I think it was the frantic sound of wine bottles angrily rattling against each other, the clank-clank-clank of glass, so insistent that I braced myself for the inevitable crash, the shattering … Continue reading

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Eat out, be happy

Do you know that feeling when you dine out, the feeling when you exit the restaurant into the fresh air of the real world outside, and you feel so completely … Continue reading

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First bite: Rossi’s

It is inevitable that I will fall hard for a place sporting collard greens.  Throw in some hush puppies and you know it is all over for this Southern gal. … Continue reading

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Prolonging the season: oven dried tomatoes

Those lovely, tiny cherry tomatoes that are spilling from their little green baskets, the teeny red ones, the tear-shaped yellow, and especially the almost-purple-black ones that are abundant at the … Continue reading

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