Month: December 2015

Time in the moment

Last week Maria Shriver wrote about taking a “digital detox” to concentrate on being with family and friends during the holidays. Sippedincalifornia.com thinks that’s a great idea and will be following suit. We will be taking a break from publishing between Christmas and the New Year to spend time and be in the moment with […]

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Mexican Chocolate Mocktini

Happy Mocktail Monday!  In this “Mocktail Monday” Mexican Chocolate Mocktini recipe, cocoa powder is paired with cinnamon and almond milk for a tasty holiday treat. This is a perfect way to toast the holidays for those who prefer to sip a non-alcoholic cocktail.   Tip: Almond milk can be found in the beverage aisle of your […]

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Winter Beer Love

              Winter is upon us and we thought it time to post 8 of our favorites of the season. Stone Brewing Co: Xocoveza – Chocolaty, winter-spiced mocha stout. This insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate is crafted with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bison Brewing Co: Organic […]

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Enjoying Monterey

We spent the week prior to Thanksgiving in Pacific Grove visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium with our daughter.  Not only the aquarium, but strolls along Cannery Row, sipping craft brew at Cannery Row Brewing, and a fun evening at the quaint Fandango restaurant where the warmth and charm of Europe enveloped us as we warmed […]

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The Punch Bowl

Searching for that perfect punch bowl for a holiday party?  Punch bowls are often the centerpieces of festive gatherings. For tips on how to make sure the punch bowl does its job as star libation attraction, NPR’s Renee Montagne talks to Julia Reed, a contributor to the southern-lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun (yes Garden & Gun…and […]

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