Volcano Winery: For the Love of Grapes and Guava

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Volcano Winery: For the Love of Grapes and Guava

Volcano Winery: For the Love of Grapes and Guava

Hawaii – a land steeped in the ancient lore of Pele, a volcano goddess with a passionate and fiery temperament. One legend states that when Pele is angry lava flows from her in great molten streams destroying everything in its path leaving a desolate moonscape waiting to be reborn.

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Romantic Getaways For Couples in the US

Romantic Getaways For Couples in the US

Romantic getaways are fabulous to reconnect with the love of your life. They are a way to make Valentine’s Day extend beyond one day. Here are five ideas for small-town romantic getaways to help you start planning a sizzling weekend retreat. 

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Macaron vs Macaroon: The Art of French Baking

Macaron vs Macaroon: The Art of French Baking

You open the door to walk into the shop. A luxurious fragrance of freshly baked croissants and cinnamon sprinkled muffins greets your senses. Your mouth starts to water. Welcome to Bisous Bisous, a patisserie shop so French you want to say Bonjour!

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Cooking on the Canal du Midi: Learning the art of French Cuisine

Cooking on the Canal du Midi: Learning the art of French Cuisine

Cooking by the Canal du Midi, which offers hands-on cooking classes, is an entertaining way to learn about and create timelessly classic French cuisine with modern ease. Located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France, owners David and Heather teach the classes two to three times a week in English. The classes cover a range of culinary topics from basic knife skills to modifying recipes to suit a person’s busy lifestyle or dietary restrictions with a focus on using local, seasonal ingredients – regardless of your location.

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East Texas Wine Country: Kiepersol Family Estate Vineyard

East Texas Wine Country: Kiepersol Family Estate Vineyard

  Born from the desire to belong to the land and to create a sustainable heritage, Kiepersol Vineyard and Estates in East Texas wine country is much more than just a vineyard – it is a family passion. The sixty-acre estate sits on top of Bullard Salt Dome nestled in the rolling hills of Tyler, Texas just two hours east of Dallas is also home to a distillery, restaurant, and a bed-and-breakfast.

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Marker Cellars Wine Pairing and Texas Wine History

Marker Cellars Wine Pairing and Texas Wine History

Sweet nectar from the high plains of Texas Alvord, Texas –  Marker Cellars in the Red River Valley hosted their first wine pairing and Texas wine history event. Texas Wine History I was invited to join a small group of Texas wine lovers to enjoy an evening sampling bold Texas flavor matched with pasta, dried fruit, nuts, assorted cheese, and cannolis. Mark Rogers, the owner of Marker Cellars, taught us some interesting tidbits about Texas wine history. Native American Indian tribes used wild Vitis rotundifolia, also known as muscadine grapes, in much of their diet. Muscadine grapes are packed with

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Texoma Wine Trail

Texoma Wine Trail

What do you think of when you think of Texas? Most people will think of cowboys, cattle, and tumbleweeds. Yes, those are all found in Texas. Texas is also one of the first wine producing states.

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Pyramid Restaurant- Lifestyle Cuisine in Dallas

Pyramid Restaurant- Lifestyle Cuisine in Dallas

Pyramid Restaurant – Lifestyle Cuisine Located in the heart of bustling downtown Dallas 

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Empty nester dinner

An empty nester dinner One of the things that I like about being an empty nester is the option to choose not to make full dinner, if I don’t want to. And sometimes, that is exactly what I choose to do! Especially when I have a not so simple day, all I want is a really simple dinner. Tonight’s menu is wine!

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