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Date Nights (and Days) Around Golden

You can do better than dinner and a movie. Take a cue from these creative options to spice things up with your soulmate. Golden Puzzle Room Escape rooms are all the rage, providing the perfect mix of thrill, challenge and fun to commune with your better half. At Golden Puzzle Room, you’ll solve riddles and clues together in order to escape stimulated danger or reach a goal before time runs out. A nice options for a double date, too. Symmetry Massage Melt stress together with a massage a deux. Choose from several different treatments, including a Harmony Massage or Balance

5 Steps to a Perfect Cheese Board

The cheese platter. It’s one of nature’s essential crowd pleasers. Here’s a classic spread that’s sure to be a hit at your next party, get-together or Friday night dinner substitution. Step 1: Select the cheeses When choosing your cheeses, think contrasting textures and flavors, from soft to firm, and sweet to pungent. Firm: Cheddar, Manchego, Gruyere, Mimolette, Fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano Semi-Soft: Constant Bliss, Morbier, Taleggio, Vacherin, Reblochon Double- or Triple-Cream: Saint-Andre, Camembert, Brie, Brillant-Savarin Blue-Veined: Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Bleu de Bresse Goats and Sheep’s Milk: Brebis Pyrenees, Humboldt Fog If you need inspiration, here’s a sampling of some of our favorite: Mitica

Easy Treats Perfect for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time of year. Your days are filled with family and friends, decorations, holiday music and parties. One of the best parts of the season is all the tasty treats you get to indulge in! Here are some easy treats you can make for your next holiday gathering. Homemade Fudge Fudge is a treat that dates back to the late 1800s and hasn’t lost it status as a family favorite during the holidays. It’s simple recipe allows for different flavors and textures to be added in, creating a myriad of possibilities! Start with sweetened condensed

Tap into Golden’s Best Breweries

Get a taste for the hoppy, the malty and even the sour at these Golden breweries. Beer put our fair city of Golden on the map, and we’ve been stopping to smell the hops ever since. As home to the largest single site brewery in the world, MillerCoors, Golden may just be the biggest little beer town in America. Here’s a roundup of 6 craft breweries that are sure to put some delicious suds in your step. Cheers. Golden City Brewery Golden’s second largest brewery has been serving cold ones to thirsty patrons for more than 25 years. More recently,

5 Best Wine Gadgets

Wine is a perfect drink for many occasions – the end of a long day, dinner with friends, or event a summer afternoon outside. So it’s no surprise that there are tons of gadgets out there dedicated to drinking wine. Here are some of the best gadgets for wine for 2018. Coravin Model Two Wine System The Coravin Model Two fixes the dilemma most wine drinkers face – to open the bottle or let it age longer? This system allows you to pour wine from a bottle without damaging the cork, meaning once you poured yourself a glass, you can

Where to Book Your Next Foodie Vacation

If you’ve got constant food porn on the brain, it’s time to plan your next road trip. From fast casuals to haute cuisine, here are 5 cities that consistently deliver epicurean nirvana. New York A foodie’s travel footprint wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the gastronomic capital of the nation, which has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other state. Not that you need to go fancy to take advantage of this iconic food scene that covers every type of cuisine imaginable across the five boroughs. Foodie favorite include Momofuku, Ivan Ramen, the revamped The Grill, Lilia, Peter Luger Steak

Portuguese Wines 101

Serious oenophiles will tell you that Portuguese wine is all the rage, but not enough drinkers know what they’re missing.  When you think of the world’s greatest wine regions, Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Napa Valley always rise to the top. But savvy wine drinkers know that Portugal has been hitting it out of the park for years. While the country’s Douro Valley is best known for its legendary ports, coveted the world overs, there’s a lot of wine to love from the country’s impressive selection of mature vineyards. Similar to European wines, Portuguese bottles are often labeled by region rather than

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Health Benefits of Kombucha

Though kombucha didn’t appear on the shelves of U.S. health food stores until the 1990s, humans have been swilling the fermented tea for more than 2,000 years. Legend holds that this mystical brew was first consumed by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in ancient China, one of the first civilizations to recognize the health benefits of kombucha. Whether you drink kombucha for those very purported health benefits or just because you enjoy the taste of the fermented tea drink, kombucha has a storied history with human health. Sometimes referred to as “mushroom tea”, homemade kombucha is fermented by a colony of bacteria

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Health Benefits of Wine

Two studies reveal that grape compounds’ anti-inflammatory properties that can help depression and the brain. Two lesser-known grape compounds could help treat and defend against stress-induced depression. In a study published online in Nature Communications, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York found that dihydrocaffeic acid (DHCA) and malvidin-3’-O-glucoside (mal-gluc), both of which are nutrients found in grapes, mitigated stress-induced depression in mice by targeting newly discovered mechanisms of the disease. The study’s text argues that low response rates associated with current popular antidepressants—not to mention their wide range of side effects—indicates a need

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Hygge Foods to Warm Your Heart and Hearth All Winter Long

In the dark days of winter, there’s something particularly satisfying about creating a cozy, hearty meal to keep the chill at by. Nobody knows this better than the residents of Scandinavia, who deal with more wintry darkness than most of us, and have responded by evolving the delightful concept of “hygge”. If you’re not a hygge convert already, is a Danish concept meaning, “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” It applies to all aspects of your lifestyle, from furnishings to fashion, and it most certainly applies to food. Changes are, you’ve

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