Summertime, and the livin’ is easy….

Well, this is always a bittersweet time of year for me. A much needed and long-awaited break is here, but it means I have to say goodbye to some wonderful young adults that I have had the opportunity to get … Continue reading

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Brett’s Pan Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Soup

About a month ago I had the pleasure of attending my first member’s release party at Boa Ventura. It was a cold Sunday evening, and so the prospects of hanging out in the barn/tasting room were much less appealing than … Continue reading

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A Malone Family Christmas Eve

The holidays are full of traditions: Jim and I Christmas shopping for the kids on the Veteran’s Day holiday while they are at daycare; visiting Deacon Dave’s to see the lights; taking a ride on the Niles Christmas train; Christmas … Continue reading

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Oh Starbucks, ye Holder of the Cranberry Bliss Bar… No More!

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It is that time of year again where I find myself wanting to stop by my neighborhood Starbucks for a peppermint mocha and a cranberry bliss bar. I cringe each time I have to pay $2.95 for that little triangle … Continue reading

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Bring on the Turkey!

Well, it is that time of year again: Thanksgiving. I am not sure how it keeps arriving so quickly, but here it is. We have many things to be grateful for this year as always. Our family is healthy and … Continue reading

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The Tenuta Vinyards tasting experience – Like a nice, warm hug!

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I got a sense of Tenunta Vinyards’ tasting room before I even entered its doors. Specifically, I heard it. It was the sound of joyous conversation and laughter. You might say that has nothing to do with the winery, but … Continue reading

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Instead of the tried and true, let’s try something new!

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These were the sentiments that Jim and I had last weekend as we went out for an afternoon of wine tasting. We wanted to try some wineries in the area that we had yet to visit.  We eventually arrived as … Continue reading

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Yummy Trader Joe’s Find!!

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Looking for a nice Tuesday night wine? Then you should check out Cocobon 2010 California Red Wine, which is exclusively at Trader Joe’s. It is around $7 and is very satisfying. In fact, I think it is even better the … Continue reading

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New Wine Bar Downtown!

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Saturday, my husband and I were out and about downtown, celebrating our anniversary. In the shadow of the flagpole, we stumbled upon the Winemaker’s Pourhouse, a wine bar that specializes in wine and food pairings. Now the best part about … Continue reading

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Murrieta’s Fall Line Up… Just as Lovely as the View!

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It is time again for one of the events I enjoy most, the Murrieta’s Well release party. With my sister as my partner in crime, we were able to leave our mommy-mobiles behind. We cruised the beautiful Livermore back roads, … Continue reading

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