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Abalone BLTA with pancetta & fried green tomatoes + how to wine and dine your way through california's central coast
Hamburger Bed - because you've always wanted to sleep under a sesame seed bun (instructions for making this fine piece of furniture are on the site)
Artisan Restaurant had me wondering if the food alone (without the wine) might be enough to make a trip to Paso Robles. then again, still have to have something to drink with a killer Reuben
Cass House's Jensen Lorenzen lets beer inspire his menu for a pairing: Penn Cove Black Mussels and Frites with Bratwurst and Belgian Ale [on their own blog!]
"beer" of the One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer dessert by pastry chef Christina Davidson at Cass House Restaurant. o yes. you want to go to there. now.
lavender in front of hotel cheval, the only place you should stay when you do a Central Coast Wine Weekend
Heath Bar Blondies - so easy a caveman could do it. or an ex-boyfriend (or both)
why should coffee get all the to-go love? Libre Tea makes a To Go cup not just for tea, but LOOSE LEAF tea (now i f only i actually drank tea...)
Adelaida Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Estate Reserve 2005 (Paso Robles) ~ "this is pornographic"
view of stephan vineyards from inside l'aventure winery, "haute couture viticulture." we fell in love with stephan and his Estate Cuvee, so brought one home (along with an Optimus)
Miso Marinated Sea Bass recipe from my sister and a new word of the day, "gainsay"
these aren't your mama's canned sardines - grilled fresh sardines with olive oil and fresh rosemary
Baked Halibut with a Tomato Caper Sauce that would well with any robust fish
i can't believe i used a recipe from Rachael Ray to make Peanut Butter Pancakes
kiwi sorbet recipe and how i'm not really eco. i'm just cheap.
is there a food for which you'd travel 400 miles? jonathan gold would fly 400 miles for a waffle at Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland
Jonathan Gold shares the recipe he likes best for making Dutch Babies - from Marion Cunningham, dusted with powdered sugar and a squeeze of Meyer lemon juice
when cocktails go to chemistry lab, you get buzzed on gin & tonic VAPOR, as served up by Alcoholic Architecture
pink wine that tastes like Strawberry Melon Fanta. waiting for delivery of Grenache Rose from Edward Sellers so we can enjoy it all summer by the pool...
aside from how cute the name is, love how StripTeas are packaged in rectangular shiny foil [via dailycandy]
if i drink half the sangria by myself in the kitchen before the party even starts, does that make me a very naughty hostess? (and i didn't even put fanta in it)
webMD has some diet tips - nothing earth shatteringly new, but always good to be reminded, especially that spice (not necessarily fat) equals flavor
tiny mines...or egg cups? whichever, they are "le bomb"
you know you need this for the kickoff of grilling season outside on the patio, right? a condiment gun. i want a shiny chrome one for mayo.
i might have a new respect for rachael ray for picking sriracha "hot cock" chili sauce as a finalist for best hot sauces
under 30 minutes, Sweet Pea and Tuna Pasta from Real Simple
Beef and Quinoa Meatballs ~ adding quinoa to meatballs not only adds the nutrition benefits of whole grains, but also stretches your dollar
to dine at The Bazaar, i'll have to cash out a 401k, but i can't afford that yet. i'll stick with jose andres' Chickpea Spinach Stew (which costs less than $10 to make)
EW. imagine chomping down almost 17 sugar cubes! that's the equivalent sugar in a bottle of Coke. sugarstacks.com shows more...
for all the sweet vegan tastespotters, the perfect cookbook with vegan, gluten free and (almost) sugar free recipes from BabyCakes Bakery
something about avocado makes it perfect with raw tuna. here, two versions: ceviche (with chili peppers and cilantro) and tartare (with dill)
Chicken Soup garnished with what was once known as "Poor Man's Butter," but now, really, a luxury for a rich man, avocadoes
cinco de mayo may be over, but the love affair with avocadoes lasts forever ~ 2 recipes for avocado "purees": guacamole and middle eastern avocado puree
gazpacho doesn't just have to be limited to a puree of tomatoes and cucumbers - adding avocado makes this a creamy andaluz version