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. . . that a quality leprachaun would be proud of! A St. Paddy’s after dinner drink (and dessert) anyone? Once you’ve polished-off your golden pot of corn beef & cabbage & your Guinness hath run dry, best the time for a hot, Irish-inspired beverage to sip. This drink is pretty close to a traditional Irish Coffee, but we’re going…

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Desert winds & lack-there-of humidity made for summer-like conditions today. Just the right climate for beach-side strolling & a cool libation, if I do say so! I decided 84 degrees was perfectly parch-inducing for some sangria. Farmer’s Market fruits and CA red wine make for a twist on this Spanish favorite, which I can’t help but want every now and again. I…

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Valentine’s Day flew by quickly, but offered just enough time to warrant a small indulgence. I decided to have a glass of a Champagne—Chandon Brut Classic—and serve the sips with something new this year, in a festive-floral flute. The glass itself was plain, but it got all glittered-up for the occasion with a hibiscus flower in rose syrup. Come again?…

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As I said Good Morning to 36 Degrees, I went straight for the coffee pot, which personally I would’ve liked to jump into that very moment. I’m usually a green tea drinker, but when holiday coffee creamers hit the shelves, I just can’t help myself. As a tried-&-true Peppermint Mocha fan I usually never stray. It is practically Christmas in…

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 ‘Tis the season for us to gather with family & friends, put on our pea coats, and enjoy hot holiday libations in all of their merriment! Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing exactly that at a local festival with friends. And the highlight of the holiday menu was a piping cup of Swedish glögg. Similar to a mulled wine, this…

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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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