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Recipe – Blueberry Mint Jam

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Blueberry Mint Jam Blueberry Mint   Award-winning food preservationist Jordan Champagne of Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove wants you to take jam making “to the next level” by experimenting with new flavor combinations. To see what she means, read her article “Add…

Grasshoppers, the New Protein Jumping Out of Oaxacan Restaurant Cultura

Oaxacan Restaurant Cultura

Foodie Festival Roundup – The Foodie’s Guide to Local Summer Festivals

Foodie Festival Roundup

Summer is the time to take in outdoor festivals to celebrate theater, music, art, photography, and the culinary arts. Here are some great places to enjoy beer, wine, and chefs’ creations this summer. Kick-off your long weekend with a Carmel Food Tour on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Book soon, as summertime spots fill up quickly. MAY…

The Allure of Al Fresco Dining

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What is it about outdoor dining that feels so irresistible and relaxing? Maybe it’s our adult version of the backyard campout where stories, s’mores, and laughter could be shared with friends without using our indoor voices. Al fresco dining combines the appeal of the unfettered picnic with the civility of chairs, silverware, and glass stemware,…

Traveling with Your Dog

Traveling with Your Dog

The Dog Days of Summer Keeping Your Pooch Entertained On Vacation Carmel-by-the-Sea is extremely dog-friendly, and a great place to vacation with your canine companion. Dogs are welcome to join their people at many restaurants, shops (like Diggidy Dog), walking trails, and even off-leash on the white sands of Carmel Beach. But, even here, you’ll…