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Hood River Fruit Loop, Explore Apple Picking in Oregon

What would a Newtown Pippin taste like? Or a Manchurian Crab or Black Gilliflower? Winter Banana? That one is easy, hints of bananas. Every October, my family and I taste our way around a 35-mile loop full of fruit stands, orchards, and vineyards. Come fall, when the morning is crisp with the feeling of winter …

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SCREW MILES, START DRINKING FUCKING MERLOT

In his oversize, frumpy, brown corduroy jacket, the pinot noir-loving Miles delivered the famous line that altered an industry; “If anyone orders merlot, I am leaving. I am not drinking fucking merlot!” Ever since the movie Sideways released in October 2004 (nominated for five Academy Awards) winemakers such as Billy Dim, owner of Blendtique Wine …

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Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza Recipe

Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza Recipe I’m sure all of us have been hunkering down at home, looking for some comfort where we can find it. For myself, I have always liked the idea of cooking but usually not the actual chore of it. In these times, I am finding myself in the kitchen often, looking …

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Heirloom Tomatoes

HEIRLOOM TOMATO AND BURRATA CHEESE APPETIZER

An heirloom tomato is a type of variety that has been passed down for generations. Heirloom tomatoes do not look like your standard grocery store tomato. They have flaws that give them character and are often misshapen with odd colors and imperfections. The taste is out of this world. Every year I wait in anticipation …

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Best Places To Eat In Santa Monica

BEST PLACES TO EAT IN SANTA MONICA

Tantie Leslie is a connoisseur of the senses. My Brooklyn born aunt has spent her life traveling to far off places, visiting beautiful cities and eating incredible food. I always look forward to our visits, whether we are with cousins in LA, at her home in Connecticut or traveling with family abroad. I especially love …

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