Pintxos & Pours: A Taste & Travel Guide To Basque Country

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Soon you’ll be saying, “More pintxos please!” What are pintxos by the way? Pronounced “pinchos” this Spanish appetizer is specific to the Basque region of northern Spain. The name is derived from a Spanish word that means spike, where the appetizer is usually held together by a toothpick or skewer. Pintxos come in all forms from raw fish to marinated …

Swift Spring: Armed With Whips, Shots & Sips

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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. To help ease the transition from winter to spring and promote good health, one particular Czech tradition involving a swift whip is quite silly yet subordinate to none. The intent is harmless and the effect is allegedly healthful. The Czech tradition of the pomlázka is a pagan practice that involves the …

New Year Healthy Cheer

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Start out your New Year’s Eve celebration right with a healthier drink and appetizer option. Give the recipes below a try that are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and only use natural sugars! New Year Libation: Mulled Wine Bubbly 1 bottle white wine blend (Seven Daughters Crisp White) 1 small handful cranberries sliced in half 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tbsp agave syrup 5 cloves …