Summer blew in faster than gale force winds! It seems like we were just sipping mint juleps for the derby, and now we’re lighting citronella candles next to the BBQ. I love summer weather, but can’t say I enjoy cooking in the heat (and most kitchens in southern CA don’t have A/C). Every June I create new recipes requiring…

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In Louisville, Kentucky the city’s abuzz with race horse professionals, enthusiasts and spectators alike. Today marks the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, where thoroughbreds from around the country race to win this time-honored tradition. The fastest two minutes in sports, wouldn’t be complete without a crowd of devout spectators—as fashionably forward as they are…

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On most mornings this time of year, I’m awakened to the melodiuos chirping of birds preparing for spring. However, this season (at roughly 3 A.M.) my slumber’s been suspended by one of the loudest birds my ears have ever encountered. By the fourth sleepless night, I decided to venture outside to handle the issue (i.e. make pointless verbal threats…

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What do you get when you combine green beers, crowds of green people, and shots of green whiskey (besides a large headache tomorrow)? That’s right, Saint Patrick’s Day! I cannot believe the time is already upon us. Last year we celebrated in the kitchen with delicious boxty and finished the evening with Irish coffee (throw…

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That’s right! There’s always room for a buttermilk biscuit, especially if it’s homemade. With all of this chicken stew we’ve been cooking lately, it was time to bring these baked bites back to the menu. To say we’re making biscuits is a little vague, as that word means different edibles in different places. For example, in England…

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Thank you for visiting the dinnervine! In the words of Julia Child, "People who love to eat, are always the best people," and I couldn't agree more. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I did making them. Here's to creating new recipes and memories with friends & family, cheers! 

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