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Traveling Near Sacramento? Check Out Grapes & Grub

I know this is really short notice, but I just found out about the Grapes & Grub Festival while driving through the California Delta earlier this week. The festival is going to be held at the Old Sugar Mill, which

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Chilling With the Gang from NCIS and a Fruit and Wine Sorbet

In 73 days, summer will be here. But with temperatures already warming up in many parts of the country, I see no reason that we can’t start enjoying cool summertime treats right now. My wife was recently trolling around Facebook,

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At Last, a Shaved Ice for Adults (You Can Make at Home!)

Why should kids have all the fun with their shaved ice concoctions? One of my fondest childhood memories revolves around walking to a stand that fronted Balboa Bay in Newport Beach, Calif., and ordering an “ice cone.” It was available

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The History of Sangria… and a Sparkling Suggestion

In yesterday’s blog, I told you about breaking my personal 35-year ban on Sangria while having dinner at a tapas bar in Barcelona. Intrepid reporter that I am, at one point during that meal I asked one of our servers,

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