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Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by our home state of California.
Bourbon Peach Citrus Smash Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Bourbon Peach Citrus Smash Cocktail Recipe

The best way to toast the height of summer? Around here we think it's with this twist on a classic Bourbon Smash Cocktail where we add in loads of fresh mint, not one but two types of citrus, and the ripest peaches you can find!

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Charred Poblano, Corn, and Pancetta Pizza Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Charred Poblano, Corn, and Pancetta Pizza Recipe

The end of summer is prime corn and chile season so we combine them in this Charred Poblano, Corn, and Pancetta Pizza.

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Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

We love the Moscow Mule for its refreshing combination of lime, ginger beer, and vodka. And adore that it too is a native Californian. The only thing better than the classic cocktail? Making it with strawberries!

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Corn And Potato Chowder-ed Clams Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Corn And Potato Chowder-ed Clams Recipe

A delicious twist on steamed clams topped with a sauce inspired by corn chowder made by mixing crisp bacon, sweet corn kernels, a cream corn reduction, and tons of fresh parsley.

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Watermelon Blackberry Lemonade Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Watermelon Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

Watermelon-Rosemary Lemonade with Smashed Blackberries – try saying that five times fast! Or don’t. Just make it and sip on it while you enjoy time with friends or sit on a porch swing or just soak in those long days and warm nights of summer. Because that’s what this is: summer in a glass.

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Peaches and Creme Fraiche Ice Cream Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Peaches and Creme Fraiche Ice Cream Recipe

When peaches are in season, we're 100% about them in every meal and every moment. Be it in our  morning granola, tucked into this twist on panzanella salads, and, as a this twist on peaches and cream — here in ice cream form. 

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Avocado Coconut Strawberry Semifreddo Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Avocado Coconut Strawberry Semifreddo Recipe

The traditional frozen Italian dessert, semifreddo, gets a decidedly California twist thanks to the combination of avocado, lime, and strawberries!

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Butter Lettuce And Blue Cheese Salad With Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Butter Lettuce And Blue Cheese Salad With Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe

Tell me, what is your go-to salad? 

I fully believe one kitchen skill everyone should have is a salad they know how to make without hesitation. Ideally it’s versatile enough that it can go with all sorts of foods and served for all sorts of occasions...like the little black dress of salads!

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Spice Up Your Sunday Brunch With This Tomatillo Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Spice Up Your Sunday Brunch With This Tomatillo Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

I’ve been obsessed with all things verde lately, ever since returning from my trip to Baja California, be it salsa verde or Aguachile Verde. So, naturally, when I created a twist on a Bloody Mary for my fellow Californians at Hangar 1 Vodka, I went verde and made this Tomatillo Bloody Mary Cocktail. 

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Healthy Chopped Salad with Buttermilk-Peppercorn Dressing Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Healthy Chopped Salad with Buttermilk-Peppercorn Dressing Recipe

I wish I knew about this salad so long ago. It's inspired by a salad I found at M Cafe de Chaya that's a bit fancier – with tempeh bacon, beets, and a vegan "Ranch" dressing. But, after spending way more than I should ever be spending on salads, I decided to make my own version. 

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The Best Restaurants To Eat Local In Carmel By The Sea | https://saltandwind.com

The Best Restaurants To Eat Local In Carmel By The Sea

Sandwiched along the Northern California coast, Carmel-By-The-Sea is a coastal village marches to its own beat. The list of things to do in Carmel are plenty but as food people we’re always in search of where to eat. Here are Salt & Wind-approved restaurants for your next trip:

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Classic California Road Trip Itinerary: California Highway 1 Los Angeles To Big Sur | https://saltandwind.com

Classic California Road Trip Itinerary: California Highway 1 Los Angeles To Big Sur

One of my all-time favorite road trips here in California? Taking a long weekend to drive up Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Here's my advice for how to do it, where to go, and what to eat. 

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