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Have you ever needed to reboot? Not just your slowly running PC, but your entire body? Mmm-hmm, me too. I don’t always eat indulgently, but lately eating out has far outnumbered cooking at home. Even though sugar and butter make their rounds here often, I keep my morning routine healthy with a Green Superfood &…

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My trip down South has ended, and I’m already fondly reminiscing over the great times & many wonderful dishes. Recently posted were tasty peppermint cookies & collards and black-eyed peas, but there is one Southern staple I miss already – sweet tea. May seem simple, but if you’ve been to the South, you’d be hard-pressed to find a…

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California boasts flourishing farmlands rich in many crops such as avocados, pistachios, artichokes, olives, apples, citrus, you name it, but it is certainly acclaimed for its grape growing regions. I am fortunate enough to be just an hour drive away from Southern California’s own Temecula wine country. A long stretch of wineries and vineyards dot…

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This post finds me having just returned from the good old city of Boston. In honor of this trip, and running the 116th Boston Marathon on Monday, I decided it time to feature a very important race element….the pre race meal, well, dinner the night before. I bet you’re thinking spaghetti & bread, which though…

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Quality olive oil and its role in the kitchen is no new subject here on the vine. In fact, it is a recurring one. Yet this time, we’re not just talking quality EVOO and recipes, we’re talking the quality Go Red campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association. February was a month to raise awareness…

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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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