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13 of our favorite kale salad recipes

Kale salad fan? If you just can’t get enough of the greens, we’ve compiled 13 of our favorite recipes just for you. They’re perfect for Meatless Monday, or any other day of the week. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

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Wines of the Week: California's Alexander Valley Cabernets

Wines of the Week: California's Alexander Valley Cabernets

It’s worth remembering that all California Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t come from Napa. It grows in lots of places. Where there is warm sunshine, ample heat units and obliging autumn weather, there are winemakers taking a stab at making it. Where to find it? In the warmer reaches of Paso Robles,...

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