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Leaning into Summer

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Smoked Salmon and Prosciutto Toasts

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Leaning into Summer

Last weekend, I celebrated a friend’s birthday at Malibu Wines Tasting Room. A dozen friends and I ventured to the Santa Monica Mountains, where we sipped vino under the bright sun and toasted to the coming summer. Of course, as well, we ate! Each person brought an array light nipplets to share with the group. We passed around thin slices of mortadella, stuffed gourmet olives, and strawberries dipped in goat cheese among other things. Of course, I had to bring something too. My contribution to our afternoon, birthday picnic would be an oversized crostini featuring smoked salmon and avocado.

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Getting into the Spirit

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Glogg (Mulled Wine)

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Getting into the Spirit

We’re getting into the spirit of the season just like everyone else. In addition to the gingerbread men, peppermint delights, and traditional Christmas cookies, we love to include an adult treat in our Holiday repertoire of goodies. I enjoy eggnog as part of my winter routine. Chrystal, on the other hand, is not the biggest fan of dairy, boozy drinks. Being that many of my in-laws have a Swedish heritage, I thought a glogg recipe would be the perfect alcoholic seasonal beverage to share.

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Burgundy Wines: A Whole New World

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Burgundy Wines: A Whole New World

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Burgundy Wines: A Whole New World

On Friday, February, 12th, the Burgundy Wine Board hosted a wine tasting at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The aim was not only to showcase wines from more than 20 exhibitors across four levels of appellation, but also to delve further into the story of wine production in Bourgogne and to highlight the lives those who own and operate these wineries. They presented a full day’s program complete with a training session in the morning, followed by the actual tasting in the afternoon. Esi from Dishing Up Delights was also at the event, so it was going to be an entire day of wine tasting with a partner.

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