Wine Country Local

Here are a few images of our picnic at Robert Hall Winery this weekend: one of more than 200 wineries in Paso Robles, California. As much as I enjoy the creative outlet that cooking provides me, I welcome an opportunity away from the kitchen to kick back and take in the local beauty. We often opt for a charcuterie board or or cheese plate on lazy evenings like this one.

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Cavern Select Oro d’ Margherita really was liquid gold, I think.
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Sugar & Spice

I love everything about these cookies. The aroma while I am baking them. The simplicity of the recipe, and of course how wonderful they taste with a cup of coffee or milk.

Behold! Sugar & Spice (and everything nice, of course).

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Comte and Olive Summer Salad

I have to admit that I stole this recipe from a good friend. I hope she can forgive me because it is just too good not to share! She is one of those people who make cooking look so effortless. A true inspiration.

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Now all you need is the bread and wine!

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