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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Your Guide to Holiday Eating

This time of year is my absolute favorite. So. much. good. food! And we all know how much I like food. So guys, grab a drink (preferably something bubbly and fun), it’s time to have a serious talk.

You’re going to either be going to or hosting holiday parties over the next 6-8 weeks (some of us like to celebrate things longer than others. Don’t judge!). As a host, you’re responsible for quite a bit of food and that can be overwhelming. As a guest, you need to bring something. Wine/booze is always a good bet, but sometimes your host wants you to help out with the second best part of parties: food. Do not be a jerk and take the easy route, bringing something like crackers and cheez-whiz to a party! (First of all, ew.) You need to bring something mostly homemade. And I’m sharing the easy recipes below that will help you fool party guests into thinking you’re a kitchen pro. Read the rest of this entry

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Playing Tourist: V. Sattui Winery

As most of you know, I live in the Napa Valley. Because of this, I am frequently asked where to go for food, wine, and the best Napa experiences. While various wineries all have different niches they fill (small private parties vs. groups vs. food pairings vs. art displays, etc.), one of the wineries I always recommend to Napa newbs and am always bringing groups to is V. Sattui in St. Helena, CA off of the famous Highway 29.! Surely you’ve realized now that I love playing tourist in my backyard! 

Recently, I was contacted by RelayRides to take part in their Hometown Hidden Gems page on Pinterest. I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of RelayRides until they contacted me. It’s a peer-to-peer way of sharing cars, sort of like an AirBnB, and it makes a lot of sense for people who either don’t use their cars often or who travel a lot. There are options to either rent your own car out (and make some skrilla on the side) or to rent a car when you need one for a reasonable price. RelayRides also has pretty sweet sounding airport rental program at SFO where you can leave your car there for free parking! when you fly out and some money if your car is rented while you’re away. This is great for people heading into SFO to head up to Napa Valley 🙂 Anyway, I was excited to share one of the “hidden gems” of Napa Valley that first came to mind for me, V. Sattui.

V Sattui - winery of the year sign

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