Honoring California’s Heritage

Today is National California Day. I know when most people think California Cuisine, they picture thin-crust pizzas with artichokes and a white sauce or sprouts on a whole-grain sandwich.

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Portuguese Feast to Honor Our Lady of Fatima

Today marks the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima. For those who are Catholics, this is a familiar story taught in Catechism to strengthen our devotion to the Rosary. For those less familiar, let me take a moment to give you a little background. Our Lady of Fatima is a beautiful story of faith. As with all appearances of Our Lady, it is only faith that lets one believe.

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Portuguese Braised Chicken

Years ago, a dear friend returning from Portugal gave Hubby and I a beautiful bottle of wine from his family’s vineyard. We decided to honor the wonderful gift by serving it with an authentic Portuguese meal. Our friend (a chef in his own right) was kind enough to share his recipe for braised chicken. It was sumptuous! Perfect for casual outdoor entertaining.

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