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The Best Restaurants To Eat Local In Mammoth Lakes | https://saltandwind.com

The Best Restaurants To Eat Local In Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a small ski town in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Some of the best restaurants in town are locally owned. Here are our picks of where to go when you visit.

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Make This All December Long: Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Butter Tart Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Make This All December Long: Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Butter Tart Recipe

Chocolate Salted Caramel Almond Butter Tart Recipe: don't let the long name scare you! This chocolate tart is simple to make and tastes delicious. The crust is made of salted crused graham crackers, the nut butter caramel is smooth and creamy and best of all, it's all covered in rich chocolate ganache.

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Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hummus With Toasted Pepitas Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hummus With Toasted Pepitas Recipe

Up your homemade hummus game with this decidedly fall take made with pumpkin, maple syrup, and roasted garlic. Serve it with crackers, cut up veg, or slather it on your favorite vegetable sandwich.

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How To Host A California Style Fall Cheese And Wine Party | https://saltandwind.com

How To Host A California Style Fall Cheese And Wine Party

It's always a good time for a food and wine party! Here are our essential tips for you to make it a success!

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Why Sonoma Is A Local Food Lover's Paradise | https://saltandwind.com

Why Sonoma Is A Local Food Lover's Paradise

Through the years we've learned that "what is ideal California" varies based on who you ask. Because various corners of the Golden State check different items off different people's bucket list. But, if we had to nominate a place for California local produce, it would be Sonoma County.

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Rosemary Grape Agrodolce With Prosciutto Crostini Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Rosemary Grape Agrodolce With Prosciutto Crostini Recipe

You could use this sweet-sour herbed grape sauce on anything from pork chops to salmon. But our favorite is to top a crusty piece of bread with some burrata or curls of cured meat and serve it as a cocktail party bite.

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Discovering Wine Deep In California’s Sierra Foothills | https://saltandwind.com

Discovering Wine Deep In California’s Sierra Foothills

California’s Sierra Foothills are known as the epicenter of the Gold Rush. But the area has also been home to wine grapes since the early 1800’s, but that’s just the beginning. Discover the story behind the wines and the region.

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A Laid Back (And Very California) Guide To Holiday Food And Wine Pairing | https://saltandwind.com

A Laid Back (And Very California) Guide To Holiday Food And Wine Pairing

There are a lot of stressors during the holidays -- rowdy relatives, long shopping lines, new recipes -- and we can’t help with all of it. But we can help relieve any angst on the food and wine front with these our top tips for food and wine pairings.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe

This sweet potato appetizer is essentially crisp sweet potato chips scattered across whipped goat cheese. It may just sound like a healthy plant-based appetizer, but that is discounting it. The smoky, crisp sweet potato combined with the ethereally light, sweet, peppery, herbed goat cheese is pure appetizer magic. 

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Getting A Taste Of Paso Robles Wine Country Right Now | https://saltandwind.com

Getting A Taste Of Paso Robles Wine Country Right Now

California’s Central Coast is a bit of a mystery to many travelers. We say that because, in the years we’ve provided our travel advising services in California, we’ve had plenty of people come to us for advice on where to go in this region. And that's especially the case with Paso Robles.

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Lillet Lemonade Spritzer Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Lillet Lemonade Spritzer Cocktail Recipe

Easy, light, and subtle, this Lillet Lemonade Spritzer is the ideal warm-weather cocktail. It's bubbly, just a touch sweet and refreshing, made with Lillet Blanc, gin, lemon, honey and soda water.

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Grilled Flank Steak with Balsamic-Mint Fig Salsa Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Grilled Flank Steak with Balsamic-Mint Fig Salsa Recipe

Nothing quite elevates a grilled flank steak like a great sauce. And this balsamic fig salsa is just that. It'ss super simple, and, though it's fabulous as is, feel free to switch it up as you please -- add chopped hatch chiles if you want to embrace summer or toss in blue cheese if you wanna go indulgent. 

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