California

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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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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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Where To Sip Rosé Before Summer Ends | https://saltandwind.com

Where To Sip Rosé Before Summer Ends

These are the places we dream of drinking rosé: some are alfresco, others chic, and some laidback but all are the kind of place you could sit back, sip rosé, and wish summer would never end.

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Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad Recipe

A super simple twist on classic Italian Panzanella salad made with grilled stone fruit, garlicky crusty crostini bread,  and tons of basil, this is the ultimate no-cook summer dish. 

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Unplug In California's Eastern Sierra | https://saltandwind.com

Unplug In California's Eastern Sierra

One of our favorite places to unplug and unwind right here in California? The Eastern Sierra! Here are four chill ways to do exactly that. 

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The Top California Wine Regions for Wine Lovers   | https://saltandwind.com

The Top California Wine Regions for Wine Lovers

California is known not only for its sunshine but its diverse and fruitful wine regions. Visit these top 10 California wine regions for a taste of that sunshine in a glass.

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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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