from the kitchen: padrón peppers

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Padrón Peppers Padrón peppers are a wonderful treat. They are simple, quick to cook, and make a surprising addition to most summer meals. However, not all Padróns are the same; some are delicate and mild in flavor and others surprise you with a spicy bite. There is no way of knowing how spicy they are just by looking…

“Lip Stinger”

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What is Picpoul???? Here at the girl & the fig we are constantly searching for unique wines to share with our guests. This summer, we have had a lot of fun introducing people to a little known grape varietal called Picpoul. Picpoul Blanc (also spelled Piquepoul Blanc) is one of the lesser-known Rhône varietals, but…

gala celebration

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GALA CELEBRATION – Friday, September 5th Last chance to see Broadway Under the Stars before next summer!  It was truly a magnificent season and we were grateful to be a sponsor, have our staff appreciation day at Jack London Staff Park during a rehearsal and offer our picnics to pick up prior to the performances.…

What is Biodynamic?

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Pop quiz: what is Biodynamic? This is a word that’s had the food and farming world all a-buzz in recent years, and though it’s used frequently and with implication in a bit of a “who’s who” of agricultural pursuit, it’s not one that all of us come across daily.  As writer Jane Macdougall joked in…