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Light-Bodied Lagers

Light-Bodied Lagers

Everyone has heard of lager, but many might not know what makes it a lager, or why domestic and foreign versions (as they are commonly categorized) are so different from most of today’s craft beers.
Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch: Country Elegance with Homespun Flair

Visalia Country Club’s Fresh New Take on Weddings

Lifestyle is excited to welcome Karl Merten (former Café 225 owner) back to the community's culinary scene. Now head chef at the Visalia Country Club, he shares his craft with us this month, sous-vide style.
Mix and Mingle: A Holiday Cocktail Menu

Mix and Mingle: A Holiday Cocktail Menu

Whether big or small, a memorable party is in the details. No doubt you'll have the fridge stocked with favorite beers (a good idea) and pop open some bottles of vino (also a good idea). But if you really want to add some festive oomph to your gathering, try some of these crafted cocktails on for size.
Holiday Hors d’oeuvres

Holiday Hors d’oeuvres

Decorating and cleaning and cooking, oh my! Not sure how you’ll manage to get everything done in time for your holiday party? Don't fret! This month chef James Jessen shares a selection of hors d’oeuvres that can be prepped the day before, and finished in the oven or arranged on a plate on party day so that you can serve your guests with a little less stress!