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andrewghayes

Member since April 01, 2013

About andrewghayes

Creative Web Producer. Founder of PlumDeluxe.com. Foodie. Craft beer and wine lover. Champion of first class living. Based in Portland, Oregon.

andrewghayes

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Ménage á Trois: Chocolate and Wine Pairing with a Twist

Ménage á Trois: Chocolate and Wine Pairing with a Twist

Chocolate and wine pairings can go one of two ways: contrast or complement. Pairings can match similar characteristics: sweet with sweet, powerful with powerful, citric fruit with citric fruit. Or, they can put opposites together and create a bit of chemistry: sugar with acidity, red berries with cinnamon, sweet with ...

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Cooking With a Coffee Kick

Cooking With a Coffee Kick

Love coffee? Cook with it.

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Entertaining on a School Night: 5 Ways to Host Dinner Party Guests During the Week

Entertaining on a School Night: 5 Ways to Host Dinner Party Guests During the Week

Busy schedules got you down? It can be hard to fit all of your entertaining plans into one weekend, along with errands and just taking a minute to put your feet up before Monday morning hits again.

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How to Be a Good Houseguest with Pet Allergies

How to Be a Good Houseguest with Pet Allergies

If you suffer from nasty pet allergies but still want to enjoy a social life, here are tips for you.

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How to Be a Good Houseguest with Pet Allergies

How to Be a Good Houseguest with Pet Allergies

If you suffer from nasty pet allergies but still want to enjoy a social life, here are tips for you.

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Relax, Baby: The Best Brunch Cocktail Recipes (with a Twist)

Relax, Baby: The Best Brunch Cocktail Recipes (with a Twist)

Why is brunch the best meal of the week? Because you can’t get it wrong. Want dessert with your eggs? You got it! Want a cocktail or two with your French toast? Super! Brunch understands. Brunch just wants you to be happy. And that’s why brunch rules.

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How to Identify the Top 7 American Home Styles

How to Identify the Top 7 American Home Styles

If you ever wondered how to distinguish a Cape Cod from Arts and Crafts at a glance, look no further.

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Live Like a Local: 13 Essential Experiences in Singapore

Live Like a Local: 13 Essential Experiences in Singapore

Singapore may only be 274 square miles, but it’s filled with a world of sightseeing possibilities.

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Torrijas, A Sweet Spanish Easter Treat

Torrijas, A Sweet Spanish Easter Treat

Easter is a big deal in Spain, but while the religious pomp may not be to everyone’s taste, the accompanying sweet treat, torrijas, almost certainly will be.

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How I Improved My Kitchen Confidence in 4 Easy Ways

How I Improved My Kitchen Confidence in 4 Easy Ways

You might have little cooking experience, like I did, or you may be a veteran cook; whichever one you are, trust your sense of creativity to solve unexpected problems in the kitchen.

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Romantic Treat: Strawberry Shortcake with Prosecco Recipe

Romantic Treat: Strawberry Shortcake with Prosecco Recipe

Perfect dessert to impress your date.

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Japanese Drinking Vinegars: The Secret to Long and Healthy Living

Japanese Drinking Vinegars: The Secret to Long and Healthy Living

There is solid scientific evidence that drinking vinegar can help you live longer and healthier, dating all the way back to ancient Japanese society.

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Boozy St. Patrick’s Day Desserts to Make Irish (Real and Wannabe) Eyes Smile

Boozy St. Patrick’s Day Desserts to Make Irish (Real and Wannabe) Eyes Smile

Cap off your St. Paddy’s Day feast with these irresistible sweets featuring some of Ireland’s finest firewater.

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The Luck of the Irish: St. Paddy’s Day Beer Sampler

The Luck of the Irish: St. Paddy’s Day Beer Sampler

This St. Patrick’s Day, liberate yourself from red Solo cups and green-dyed house beer. - See more at: http://www.plumdeluxe.com/the-luck-of-the-irish-st-paddys-day-beer-sampler#sthash.MwW6A1Cu.dpuf

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4 Tips to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

4 Tips to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

In spite of snow, ice, and other signs that winter is never going to leave, spring really is just around the corner and it’s a great time to dust off those seed catalogs and gardening books and start planning your garden.

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5 American Chardonnays That Don’t Suck

5 American Chardonnays That Don’t Suck

Perhaps no other wine has such a flavor-forward reputation than American Chardonnay.

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3 Ways Wine Glasses Don’t Have to be Boring (and $75 Giveaway!)

3 Ways Wine Glasses Don’t Have to be Boring (and $75 Giveaway!)

3 Ways Wine Glasses Don’t Have to be Boring (and $75 Giveaway!)

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Hate Flossing?  Try this.

Hate Flossing? Try this.

We all hate to floss.

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Montefalco Rosso: Vino from Italy’s Most Under-Appreciated Wine Region

Montefalco Rosso: Vino from Italy’s Most Under-Appreciated Wine Region

I truly believe that Umbria is one of Italy’s most under-appreciated wine regions.

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Urban Relaxation: A Weekend Getaway in the Flatiron District

Urban Relaxation: A Weekend Getaway in the Flatiron District

The Flatiron District is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s tourists and skyscrapers and spend a quiet weekend in urban parks, cafés, and boutiques.

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3 National Park Road Trips From Las Vegas

3 National Park Road Trips From Las Vegas

Peace and tranquility may not be the first things that come to mind when planning a trip to Las Vegas, but that’s precisely what you’ll find at these three national parks within driving distance of the flashing lights and high-pitched sounds of Vegas.

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Top 5 Best Apps for Entertaining Ease

Top 5 Best Apps for Entertaining Ease

Planning a party can be a daunting task, but with the help of a few fantastic apps, you can pull together an event that is delicious, beautiful, and fun.

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Cava, Our Favorite Bubbly:  5 Sparkling Wines to Try This Weekend

Cava, Our Favorite Bubbly:  5 Sparkling Wines to Try This Weekend

Cava is Spain’s answer to the need for a luxurious beverage, and the sparklers coming out of Spain’s vineyards right now are phenomenal. Treat yourself and someone special to one of these 5 Cavas this weekend.

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A Romantic Weekend Escape to Québec City, Canada’s City of Love

A Romantic Weekend Escape to Québec City, Canada’s City of Love

A mixture of stunning architecture, history, delicious cuisine, and a vibrant culture, Québec City provides a romantic view of a life before digital distractions.

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Get Cultured in 2014

Get Cultured in 2014

If you wanted to step away from the TV and get more cultured in 2014, now’s the perfect time to learn about the visual arts.

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7 Paint Runs You Can’t Miss

7 Paint Runs You Can’t Miss

The face of 5k races has changed forever with the launch of the paint race, where volunteers throw powdered color at participants as they run through the 3.1-mile course.

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Cheese & Honey Tasting

Cheese & Honey Tasting

Did you know you can also pair cheese and honey — and to wonderful effect?

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Pop to It! Gourmet Popcorn That’s Easy to Make at Home

Pop to It! Gourmet Popcorn That’s Easy to Make at Home

While popping a bag in the microwave may be easy, it only takes a few minutes more to make your own stove-top or air-popped popcorn, and the results are so much more delicious and nutritious.

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Announcing the Gentlemint Podcast.