California

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Your Most Pressing Big Sur Drive Questions, Answered | https://saltandwind.com

Your Most Pressing Big Sur Drive Questions, Answered

Of all the many road trips in this state, the one we get asked about the most is the drive along California Highway 1 to Big Sur. So, we’re sharing the answers to the top questions here.

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Green Herb Falafel Lettuce Wraps Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Green Herb Falafel Lettuce Wraps Recipe

These falafel wraps area a crowd-favorite meatless dish that we turn to time and again. Made with chickpea flour, spices, parsley, they come together for a quick weeknight meal. 

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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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Our Ideal Highway 1 California Road Trip Itinerary | https://saltandwind.com

Our Ideal Highway 1 California Road Trip Itinerary

One of our 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 our advice for how to do it, where to go, and what to eat. 

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Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

How to level up the classic Chocolate Chip Cookies? By using this technique by Sarah Copeland that makes for layer after layer of salty chocolate goodness.

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The Summertime Sweet We're All About: Spiced Grape Granita Parfait Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

The Summertime Sweet We're All About: Spiced Grape Granita Parfait Recipe

Made with freshly squeezed orange juice, cinnamon, sugar, and in-season red grapes, this very California twist on classic granita is sure to become your go-to summertime dessert.

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Honey and Oregano Broiled Feta Caprese Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Honey and Oregano Broiled Feta Caprese Recipe

An easy, quick recipe that works as well as an appetizer as it does as a lighter main dish. The key is broiling the feta with a drizzle of honey because it makes for a sweet, salty, vibrant dish that is impossible to dislike!

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California-Style Crunchy Fried Avocado Taco Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

California-Style Crunchy Fried Avocado Taco Recipe

A decidedly California take on fried avocado tacos, these are loaded with tons of fresh flavors and celebrate the king of California avocados, the Haas!

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Here's What Sustainable Wine Means And Why Should You Care | https://saltandwind.com

Here's What Sustainable Wine Means And Why Should You Care

There comes a moment in every wine lover's life when they start to ask questions. And one of the most common is “What is sustainable wine?” We'll dive deep into that and also get into the terms "organic," "biodynamic," and "natural." 

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California Has Its Own BBQ Style, And It's Legit | https://saltandwind.com

California Has Its Own BBQ Style, And It's Legit

My favorite factoid of Califorinia culinary culture? That we have a native BBQ style and it's so worth exploring! Here is everything you need to know to appreciate Santa Maria barbecue when you visit California.

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Smashed Green Olive And Pistachio Burrata Bruschetta Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Smashed Green Olive And Pistachio Burrata Bruschetta Recipe

Say hello to your new favorite California-inspired appetizer! The combination of green olives, roasted pistachios, citrus, mint, and olive oil is total perfection and brings freshness and vibrance to any season.

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Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito Recipe

It's getting pretty ridiculous: I'm way too frequent a flyer at the coffee shop near my house. And, no, it's not for the coffee. I mean, the coffee is totally fine but it's all about the Breakfast Burrito for me. I never knew I could like a Breakfast Burrito sooo much until I tried the Smoky Breakfast Burrito at Cofax Coffee. 

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