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The Essential Tips To Know Before Your Next Road Trip In California | https://saltandwind.com

The Essential Tips To Know Before Your Next Road Trip In California

So you've decided to road trip through the Golden State? Well, here are our essential tips before hitting the road so you can be sure to make the most of it!

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Pistachio Spiced Coconut Carrot Muffins Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Pistachio Spiced Coconut Carrot Muffins Recipe

We love a good muffin recipe but too often they're too sweet or too heavy. This is a simple dump-and-stir recipe for gluten free spiced carrot muffins that are just right!

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Peach Melba Coconut Cream Soda Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Peach Melba Coconut Cream Soda Recipe

When the weather hits the triple digits, we've got necessities: coconut water, a legit hat, sunnies -- we pretty much can't bear it without them. But then there are the not-so-necessary necessities -- you know, the ones we actually can't imagine being without even if we would, in fact, survive, like this Peach Melba Coconut Cream Soda. 

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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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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!

For m...

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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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