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Kumquat Pistachio Brown Butter Tea Cakes Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Kumquat Pistachio Brown Butter Tea Cakes Recipe

A simple dessert recipe for little cakes that are perfect for tea time–but with a California twist! Brown butter and almond flour cakelets get mixed with roasted pistachios and candied kumquats for a not-too-sweet and healthy-ish treat!  

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San Diego, California: Little Italy Neighborhood Guide | https://saltandwind.com

San Diego, California: Little Italy Neighborhood Guide

San Diego is one of our favorite places for a weekend away and the North Little Italy (aka NoLI) neighborhood is where we always spend a few hours to shop, sip, and eat.

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Cranberry-Spiced Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Cranberry-Spiced Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipe

How to make the classic Whisky Sour even more festive? Shake it up with a Cranberry-Spiced Syrup!

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Orange, Arugula Salt-Roasted Beet Salad With Achiote Dressing Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Orange, Arugula Salt-Roasted Beet Salad With Achiote Dressing Recipe

The classic beet and citrus salad gets a Mexican twist with the addition of a spiced achiote dressing. 

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Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars Recipe

Because pecan pie is a must-have at holiday dinners but a whole slice can be a big commitment, we made these bite-sized pecan pie bars!

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Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch Cocktail Recipe

An easy punch recipe that's not too sweet, not too boozy, and just right for the Fall, this is made with pomegranate liqueur, ginger juice, apple cider, and sparkling wine.

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Spinach Salad with Lemongrass Peanut Dressing Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Spinach Salad with Lemongrass Peanut Dressing Recipe

The Fall salad I'm really into right now is this bright Roasted Butternut Squash salad with tons of fresh Amaranth spinach greens, crisp garlic chips, and a Thai-inspired lemongrass peanut dressing. 

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Tequila Spiked Horchata Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Tequila Spiked Horchata Cocktail Recipe

Homemade horchata gets spiked with tequila and coffee liqueur for a Mexican-flavored twist on a White Russian cocktail. 

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Cucumber Basil Agua Fresca Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Cucumber Basil Agua Fresca Cocktail Recipe

There are drinks out there that are absolutely transporting – that help you press the pause button and slow down. This Cucumber Basil Agua Fresca cocktail is one such drink. 

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Local Food: The Iconic Foods To Eat In San Francisco | https://saltandwind.com

Local Food: The Iconic Foods To Eat In San Francisco

New restaurants may be popping up left and right in San Francisco, but here are some of our favorite iconic dishes to eat at classic SF establishments.

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The Indie Boutique Hotels To Book For Your Next Trip To San Francisco | https://saltandwind.com

The Indie Boutique Hotels To Book For Your Next Trip To San Francisco

Gain insight on top independent boutique hotels in San Fransisco, California. Featured hotels have fantasitc restaurants, excellent amenities, and unique concepts.

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A Brief History On Horchata | https://saltandwind.com

A Brief History On Horchata

Here in Southern California horchata is officially trending and there are all sorts of remixes on the classic drink across the region. We figured it high time we talk everything horchata from its history to where to find our favorite horchata:

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