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The Perfect Spring Getaway

          This year has been marked with a few “false springs.” As the latest internet meme would say, “you may think it’s April, but it’s really the 105th of January!” But it looks as though spring is finally here for good and it’s time to plan the perfect spring getaway. So what would [...]

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Easter Around The World

As the first major holiday of spring, Easter is extra special for those who celebrate. Because of its religious significance the Easter holiday, preceded by Holy Week, is an occasion for family and friends to come together in observance. In the United States, the Easter Bunny brings secular whimsy and gives children something to look forward to in [...]

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EVOO - Oh Yes!

It’s so rare to find something delicious that is universally acknowledged as healthy. But luckily, there is such an edible wonder. Olive oil! But are all olive oils created equal and are they all an essential part of a balanced and healthy diet? The short answer is no. Olive oil is made from [...]

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Destination - Beach!

     Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to start planning a summer vacation. For most people, unless they live by the water, a beach vacation is something they long for throughout the winter and into the spring. Basking in the warm sun, sand between the toes, an umbrella drink waiting to be enjoyed, [...]

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The Simple Joy of a Spring Picnic

It’s hard to think of spring when there is still snow on the ground, and March can be a fickle month, but before we know it, the sun will shine and the snow will melt and we’ll all be more than ready to enjoy the outdoors again. And part of enjoying the nice weather is planning a meal [...]

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Viva España!

Spain offers so much to its millions of yearly visitors, and when foodies travel to Spain, they come back craving all of the exquisite gourmet foods they ate with abandon while there. Each region in Spain has its well known dishes and treats, and while these Spanish delicacies can be found at every food market in the country, [...]

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Love and Chocolate

February has arrived and that means it’s time to celebrate love. Love, and of course, chocolate. You can’t have Valentine’s Day without the chocolate. How did it come to pass that Valentine’s Day is so closely associated with chocolate? So much so that the sweet delicacy often comes in the shape of a heart? Did Cupid’s [...]

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National Treasures

The countries that make-up what we call Latin America are rich and diverse with unique cultures and traditions. They pride themselves on their solid family values, joie de vive, delicious food, multi-layered history and breathtaking sites. By and large they are Spanish speaking, but each nation has incorporated its own sayings and slang that give their country’s Spanish recognizable [...]

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New Year New You!

If we go over our daily routine, we’ll find a lot of repeated actions. We tend to do the same things, watch the same things, go to the same places, and eat the same foods. But what if we tried something new to shake things up a bit? As we make our resolutions for 2018 – let’s commit [...]

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Put a Little Spice in Your Life!

Poblano, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Serrano, Habanero. What comes to mind when you see those words? Most likely, spice, particularly Mexican spice. These wonderful varieties of chili peppers are key ingredients in the unforgettable Mexican foods we love. They are also just a few of the chili peppers available to tempt (and awaken) your taste buds. There are dozens [...]

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