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Our California Holiday: We Scale The Ontario Ridge Trail

Achievement: #39. Ontario Ridge Trail

All of our gorging on food and wine while we’re out west has to be justified somehow; that’s where the hiking comes in. Here is a tour of one of our favorite spots: the steep but scenic Ontario Ridge Trail. Let us show you the way! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Touring The Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Achievement: #90. Lompoc Wine Ghetto

We continue our California excursion with a brief tour of a fun, wine-filled locale: the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, an industrial park that is chock-full of top-notch tasting rooms. We only got to a small sampling, so take a look and then plot your own trek! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Hiking The Gaviota Wind Caves

Achievement: #91. Gaviota Wind Caves

We begin with the first in a series that will document our California excursion into decadence, wine…and fitness. First, a bit of fitness; come along with us as we hike a trail up to the Gaviota Wind Caves for some breezy scenery and gorgeous photos Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The Recipes Return

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

Over the years, our CSA has given us a fair quantity of unusual foods that we’ve never seen before. This year, our goal is to cook every single thing that we receive in the box. Each time we receive our share, we’ll be documenting the recipes we’ve used in our quest. This time, our new-to-us ingredient was tatsoi — so we’ve got a recipe for that, and a whole bunch more. Check it out! Continue reading

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A Tour Of Zin Country In Paso Robles

Achievement: #35. Paso Robles Wine Tour

Better late than never, we (and surely millions of others) say! Halfway between our last trip to California and our next one, here’s a small tour of some of the tasting rooms out in Paso Robles, CA! Continue reading

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I Have A Fever And The Only Cure Is More Lighthouse

Achievement: #38. Piedras Blancas Lighthouse

After many years of near misses, we finally got to do a tour of the lighthouse located at Piedras Blancas in San Simeon, CA. And now you can follow us as we guide you through it! Continue reading

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In Which We Tour The Locations Featured In “Sideways”

Achievement: #32. California Sideways Tour

Are you a wine loving movie nerd like Fox and I? Then perhaps you’d like to take a trip like ours, in which we tried the wines at every tasting room featured in the movie Sideways! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Garlic Jelly

Achievement: #84. Jelly of the Month Club

We’re attempting to create our very own Jelly of the Month club again. For our first jelly of 2014, we opted for something rather outlandish: garlic jelly from Gilroy, CA — garlic capital of the world! How’d it taste? Well… Continue reading

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The Magical Views At Ragged Point

Achievement: #9. Big Sur

One of the most magical places on earth is Ragged Point in Big Sur. We were fortunate enough to visit it and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Continue reading

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Scaling Bishop Peak

Achievement: #39. Hike a Volcanic Plug

Take a trip with us back to the spring, when we hiked to the top of Bishop Peak, a 1500 foot tall volcanic plug in the Central Coast! Continue reading

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