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Quick-entertaining with Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Posted on: November 30th, 2013 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

Now that we’re smack-dab in the middle of the holidays, our evenings and weekends are packed with holiday parties, get-togethers with family and even the unexpected impromptu gift exchanges with friends or neighbors stopping by to deliver handmade holiday goodies. If you’re like me, no one leaves my house unfed, even if it’s just... Read More

Turkey Day Take-Away 2013

Posted on: November 24th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

This year I am committing to making two turkeys two separate ways as well as all of the things you expect to see at the holiday table. It’s a lot of work and I rarely get the timing perfect. If you’re the same as me or just want to take a break this year,... Read More

Just Inn Nights

Posted on: November 24th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Ever get to the end of a long winery touring day and wish you could crash at the last stop?  Evidently you’re not alone, because the number of wineries offering lodging accommodations sure seems to be increasing.  And this worldwide trend is showing no signs of abating, especially in newly-developed wine producing regions. Over... Read More

Farmers’ Market returns to the Hills

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Farmers’ Markets are an incredible opportunity. You’re surrounded by the freshest local ingredients possible as well as all local businesses and purveyors. Fresh produce, artisanal and hand-made cheeses, specialty foods as well as flowers, jewelry and various forms of art are all located in the same space; It’s a food lover’s paradise. Often times,... Read More

Win it: A holiday meal from Schwan’s

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by Amy Martin 26 Comments

With Thanksgiving just over a week away and holiday parties following soon after, if you haven’t started already, it’s time to get planning your holiday cooking. With out-of-town family and friends coming to visit and dropping by to deliver holiday gifts, stock up your freezer with holiday essentials so you can be ready to... Read More

Thomas’ Bagels releases limited edition holiday bagels

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Grocery shopping is one of my least favorite errands, but the sting of this weekly chore is lessened around this time of the year—mostly because of all the holiday product releases. Many of us look forward to this season for all of the edible goodies—like our favorite holiday creamer and a plethora of eggnog... Read More

Veggies: Kick ‘em up a notch with Little Rosie’s Filipino Dressing

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

A little while ago, I got a sweet and savory surprise–two bottles of Little Rosie’s Filipino Dressing arrived on my doorstep. As the brainchild of local resident Pamela Loch, Little Rosie’s first began in 2005 in Ohio as she reminisced cooking Filipino favorites with her mom as a child. Since then, she moved production... Read More

Valpolicella: A pleasing Italian vino from up north

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Wines from Italy’s northeastern Verona region make a simple statement, “We’re crowd pleasers!”  So if you are new to tasting Italian wines, seriously consider starting with a Valpolicella, a favorite from this part of the country.  As long as you like red wines with a bright, lasting character, you won’t be disappointed. Even for people who have... Read More

Celebrate your favorite veteran with valley restaurant specials

Posted on: November 11th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Veteran’s Day is a day to recognize the immense sacrifices that service men and women and their families make on a daily basis. Valley restaurants are stepping up to honor these brave individuals for their service to our country by offering active, reserve and retired U.S. Military personnel and U.S. Military veterans free or... Read More

Malbec: A real Argentine thing

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

It is an established wine fact that there are global “specialists” in wine made from particular grapes.  This may be due to climate, local culture, or just a concerted effort over time, but there are countries who dominate the market for certain wines. One of the most striking examples of countrywide grape specialization is... Read More

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