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09

Jun

Paperblagers Launch San Diego Wine Journal

Paperblag has had another period of protracted silence. Lea has been busy with her new baby girl and John and Shannon have been preoccupied with the launch of San Diego Wine Journal. Many people are familiar with Temecula’s wine country in Southern Riverside County but most do not realize that San Diego County has its […]

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12

Nov

White Oak Allergy and Wine: A Follow Up

Last year, I wrote a short piece about my allergy to White Oak. Thank you, Sheree, for your reply. I am sorry I have been so slow to reply to you. I had a baby in March and have neglected many things in the mean time, including paperblag. Sheree asked whether or not white wine […]

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14

Dec

Bell’s Brewery & De Proef Brouwerij: Van Twee Belgian Ale

The fall harvest brings so many delightful foods and drinks to our table. One of my favorites is cherry juice, with apple cherry juice close behind. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that I was very happy to discover Van Twee Belgian Ale — a dark Belgian ale brewed with cherry juice! Van Twee (From […]

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11

Dec

Denny’s: Buffalo Chicken Strips w/Sautéed Spinach, Pico de Gallo & Bacon

Denny’s has been working on their menu again. They had a few surprises for me this time! I ordered the chicken strips and had them tossed in buffalo sauce before being served with ranch dressing. That in itself was a welcome change because for years, I haven’t been able to get buffalo chicken strips from […]

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08

Dec

Kona Brewing Co. Pipeline Porter

I was excited when I found Kona Brewing Company’s Pipeline Porter. I love Kona coffee and have been known to enjoy a good porter from time to time, so this beer seemed like a great idea. I picked up a six pack and headed home with plans to try it right away. As you can […]

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26

Nov

Sprecher Gourmet Soda: Cherry Cola & Red Apple

Sprecher Brewery’s Red Apple soda is a wonderful surprise. You can smell the apple orchard as soon as you twist off the cap. Your taste buds squeal in delight as the apple flavor bursts over them. If you’ve ever been apple picking and remember cool crisp days with the smell of apples and the taste […]

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23

Nov

The Gumbo Shop: Turkey and Hot Sausage Gumbo

For years I have wanted to make the Gumbo Shop‘s Turkey and Hot Sausage Gumbo. One of the first steps is to make turkey stock using the stripped turkey carcass, which makes the day after Thanksgiving a great time to make this gumbo! It calls for 1.5 lbs of the leftover turkey meat, too, which […]

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23

Nov

Sonic: Pumpkin Pie Shake with a Mushroom & Swiss TOASTER Sandwich

When I stopped at Sonic for a quick snack, I wasn’t planning on a milk shake or a post extolling its virtues. One sip in and I was hooked and had to take a quick picture for the inevitable post. The drive through menu ads caught my eye with their command to “Drink More Pie!” […]

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19

Nov

IHOP: Pumpkin Pancake Combo

In October, Pumpkin Pancakes were back at IHOP! One of my favorite things about Fall is the way you can find pumpkin served in a wide variety if preparations. I tend to be a buttermilk pancake girl, but pumpkin pancakes get my attention every time. I was a little surprised that IHOP only had two […]

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02

Nov

Lestat’s Coffee House: Pumpkin Cheesecake

I always look forward to what I consider to be my first real taste of Fall. It usually involves pumpkin in some or another form. This year, it was Pumpkin Cheesecake at Lestat’s Coffee House. It may not look like much in the picture above, but this was a delightful treat and a very nice […]