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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

Don’t shy away from making fried chicken, thinking that it’s too messy, because this recipe is surprisingly easy with absolutely finger-lickin’-good results.

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Apple Cider Press Party

Last weekend I was transported to my ranch-life fantasy at the annual apple cider-making party at Rancho San Julian in the Santa Ynez Valley. It was a wonderful tableau of a life connected to the land, with a total mix of the community—from nuns to cowboys to a fab French woman in full finery—coming together […]