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Tim Vidra

10 Instagram Accounts Wine Lovers Follow

Social media isn’t just hard to ignore – it can be an essential tool for connecting with people and companies on a more personal level. I find there’s no better social tool than Instagram, and in the wine world there’s nothing… [Read more...]

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Southwestern Pinto Bean Soup — Lot18

It is hard to believe fall is upon us. This is the time of year to let things simmer and roast away in the oven. Windows are typically open and you can always catch the smell of something good from your neighbors’ kitchens… [Read more...]

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Shrimp and Spinah Miso Soup — Lot18

When dining out for sushi, the miso soup is always a welcoming start to the meal. It’s made of a simple miso broth with dashi, tofu and kelp. But next time you order sushi for takeout, consider making your own… [Read more...]

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Labor Day Lot18

Labor Day is upon us already! But just because we’re drawing nearer to autumn doesn’t mean you have to put away the grill. Here are 10 tasty, mouthwatering recipes – though, I’ll admit, the reuben hot dogs are my favorite. Fire up that grill! Because… [Read more...]

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Tomato Jam Toast

I call this a jam, but not in the same sense as canning to preserve in the pantry — think in terms of a fresh, savory, ready-to-eat jam. This method is a quick and easy way to use up an abundance of cherry tomatoes,… [Read more...]

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