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Smith, Sierra Starr, Avanguardia, Secret Ravine, and Amador wineries among big winners in State Fair Wine Competition

Smith, Sierra Starr, Avanguardia, Secret Ravine, and Amador wineries among big winners in State Fair Wine Competition

Foothills wineries won major awards at the prestigious, long-running California State Fair wine competition. Smith Vineyard’s 2013 Primitivo from Nevada County was named “Best in California” and “Best of Class of Region,” and it won a Double Gold medal. Smith also won a Gold for its Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bronze for its...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Clean Caramel Seven Layer Bars

An easy crust topped with chocolate, nuts, coconut, and caramel bits smothered in sweet drizzle. This guilt-free recipe tastes just like traditional ones—for only 84 calories!     When I entered 6th grade, my mom started a small Girl Scout Troop for four of my girlfriends and me. In our previous troop, the leaders had concentrated...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Clean Caramel Seven Layer Bars

An easy crust topped with chocolate, nuts, coconut, and caramel bits smothered in sweet drizzle. This guilt-free recipe tastes just like traditional ones—for only 84 calories!     When I entered 6th grade, my mom started a small Girl Scout Troop for four of my girlfriends and me. In our previous troop, the leaders had concentrated...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Hawk Walk: Experiencing the art of falconry first hand

Hawk Walk: Experiencing the art of falconry first hand

The art of falconry involves the use of trained “birds of prey” to hunt or pursue game for people. Falconry has been practiced in Ireland for centuries (dating back to 3000 BC, according to some accounts) and has a long social and historic background. It became known as the “Sport of Kings” in medieval times,...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Hawk Walk: Experiencing the art of falconry first hand

Hawk Walk: Experiencing the art of falconry first hand

The art of falconry involves the use of trained “birds of prey” to hunt or pursue game for people. Falconry has been practiced in Ireland for centuries (dating back to 3000 BC, according to some accounts) and has a long social and historic background. It became known as the “Sport of Kings” in medieval times,...

Baked Bree
June 2016 Goals

Jun 9, 2016
June 2016 Goals

(Taken at the Massachusetts National Cemetary. They put out over 6000 flags for Memorial Day and it is breathtaking.) The last few months have been tough. March, April, and May proved to be challenging, exhausting, and stressful. Without question, they have been the most expensive we’ve ever had. I’m just glad that things are...

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Finding Our Way Now
Matua Sauvignon Blanc: #Wine

With the hot weather we’re currently enduring, a particular wine and event came to mind. I happened to be attending a local theater production with a friend. We’d made a reservation for dinner before the play.  It was super hot, and the only place they could set us was on the patio. When we...

Finding Our Way Now
Matua Sauvignon Blanc: #Wine

With the hot weather we’re currently enduring, a particular wine and event came to mind. I happened to be attending a local theater production with a friend. We’d made a reservation for dinner before the play.  It was super hot, and the only place they could set us was on the patio. When we...

Sweet Baked Life
Chocolate Malt Tart

Jun 8, 2016
Chocolate Malt Tart

Get ready to dig into a slice of this decadent cool and creamy Chocolate Malt Tart. The month of June always seems to be filled with lots of celebrations in my family. Graduations. Anniversaries. Birthdays. End of school. Start of … Continue reading

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Foods for the Soul
Apple Pie Protein Bars

Apple Pie Protein Bars

An easy recipe for healthy snack bars that taste like apple pie. Just 8 ingredients and packed with 10g+ of protein!     For the Memorial Day holiday weekend, my dad and I traveled south to San Diego to spend time with my grandparents. En route, I received a snap (are you following me...

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