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The Best Galentine’s Menu Ideas

The Best Galentine’s Menu Ideas

Galentine’s Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a celebration of the unbreakable bonds of friendship and the joy of togetherness. As we approach this special day dedicated to cherishing our dearest friends, what better way to express our affection and gratitude than through a carefully crafted menu that weaves the richness of produce from California into every bite and sip?

Aida Mollenkamp and Kate Ramos posing in the courtyard of San Joaquin Winery

What’s a celebration without beautiful decor?! We love a good DIY project to bring a festive vibe to our celebrations, especially Galentine’s Day.

how to make a flower ice bucket at home

How to Make a Floral Ice Bucket at Home

When your gal pals see this, they will go nuts for the decor at your Galentine’s Day celebration!

Our beautiful ice buckets are made with a colorful mix of California-grown cut flowers, which make them a really colorful and festive addition to any occasion!

Click here for this Galentine’s DIY project.

How to Make Floral Ice Cubes

We get pretty creative around here when it comes to keeping our wine nice and chilled. Our best solution for your wine-warming woes is not only easy, but also beautiful. Say hello to our floral ice cubes for wine! 

Click here for this Galentine’s DIY project.

The Best Cocktails For Your Galentine’s Menu

How to Host a Wine Tasting

A Wine Tasting Party is the perfect way to expand your palette and discover wines that you might not have picked out yourself – and it’s an excuse to cruise the aisles of your local wine shop.  

Click here to plan a wine tasting for Galentine’s.

Mandarin Basil Sparkler Wine Cocktail

Mandarin, basil, honey, and sparkling wine come together in this irresistible wine-based cocktail from This Mess is Ours. Easy to make and even easier to sip, this cocktail will be a huge hit at your party!

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s.
California 75 cocktail in a coupe glass.

California 75 Cocktail

This SoCal-inspired cocktail is as bright and effervescent as the ocean views driving down California SR75 to San Diego. If you are a fan of the classic French 75, you and your friends will love our fresh take.

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s.

The Best Appetizer Recipes For Your Galentine’s Menu

prosciutto wrapped prunes

Easy Appetizers For A Party

Planning any party can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to the food. Appetizers are a crucial part of any gathering, but can also be time-consuming to prepare. That’s why it’s important to have some ideas for easy appetizer recipes in your back pocket.

Click here for appetizer recipes that are perfect for Galentine’s Day.
smashed green olive burrata bruschetta from salt and wind

Smashed Green Olive And Pistachio Burrata Bruschetta

No appetizer list is complete without Bruschetta, and this recipe from Salt and Wind uses ripe olives to add a unique twist. This bruschetta is a true celebration of California’s year-round produce.

Click here for this easy, always-in-season appetizer idea.
Cheese & Olive Stuffed Mushroom Cap.

Cheese & Olive Stuffed Mushroom Cap

California Grown ingredients like mushroomsolives, and herbs are always in season in the Golden State. That means you can serve our easy stuffed mushroom cap recipe with feta cheeseripe green olives, and roasted red peppers for a delicious and easy appetizer throughout the year, including a Galentine’s party.

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.
Raisin crackers.

Raisin Rosemary Crackers

Speaking of crackers, why not make your own? These Rosemary Raisin Crackers from California Raisins are homemade and infused with the flavors of California-grown raisins and fragrant rosemary.

These crackers are a perfect pairing for cheeses and dips, adding a rustic charm to your appetizer spread.

Click here for this easy, always-in-season appetizer idea.
Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

This sweet, savory bite is a major crowd-pleaser thanks to the contrast of the honey-sweet dates with the crisp, smoky bacon. It’s one of the simplest appetizers out there, but a few key points separate the mediocre from the excellent (spoiler: it has to do with technique and ingredients)!

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.

The Best Dessert Recipes For Your Galentine’s Menu

Strawberry Rosé Snack Cake cut into squares to serve.

Strawberry Rosé Snack Cake

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and our California Strawberry Rosé Snack Cake really fits the bill! It’s the easiest cake to bake ever. It showcases strawberries and rosé – two of our favorite ingredients for celebrating love and friendship.

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.

Fruit and Nut Super Snacks

These customizable treats are so good…and they’re good for you and your friends! Full of California dried fruit, nuts, and seeds, this treat is healthy but decadent too!

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.
A slice of Pistachio and Moscato Bundt Cake on a plate with basil leaves, stone fruit slices, and citrus wheels.

Pistachio and Moscato Bundt Cake

Our recipe for this Pistachio and Moscato Bundt Cake is unlike any other bundt cake recipe you have ever tried and is perfect for a party!

In fact, this might be the easiest cake recipe you have ever baked. Just chop, mix, and bake. There is no need to ice this cake either; instead, decorate and serve it with your favorite seasonal fruits and cut flowers.

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.
Sprinkles being sprinkled on top of chocolate cake pops.

Golden State-Inspired Cake Pop Recipe

This recipe for decadent fudgy cake pops is infused with dark chocolatey flavors, toasted nuts, and a uniquely delicious sweetness from California prunes. Your gal pals will love the taste of these delightful cake pops – and be delighted that dessert can be good for them too!

Click here for this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.

The Best Gift Idea To Send Home With Your Galentine’s Guests

The Ultimate Gift For A Foodie; Handmade Craft Cocktail Kits

Handmade Craft Cocktail Kits

This is the perfect gift for practically any occasion! Our gorgeous craft cocktail kits are made with dried fruit, dried edible flowers, whole spices, dehydrated citrus, and sugar cubes all measured out into perfect portions for infusing with your Galentine’s favorite alcohol.

Click here to make this gift for your Galentine’s.

Galentine’s Getaways for You and Your Friends

Sometimes, what you and your besties really need most is a night or two away from your daily routine. Below are a few great ideas for a memorable getaway in the Golden State.

  • Temecula, California: Temecula Wine County is Southern California’s best-kept secret. Temecula’s temperate weather, beautiful rolling hills, and slower pace give the area a distinctly European feel. One thing that truly sets Temecula apart is its focus on hospitality. The welcoming wineries and hotels are laid-back, and restaurants serve up world-class dishes without any of the expected snobbery.
  • Paso Robles, California: Nestled between the bountiful farmland of the Central Valley and the picturesque coastline lies a paradise of wine country in the heart of California, surrounding the City of Paso Robles. Paso, located in northern San Luis Obispo County, is best known for the many award-winning wineries and vineyards that blanket the nearby oak-studded hills. There are over 40 thousand acres of wine grapes grown in the area and more than 275 wineries (nearly 50 certified sustainable).
  • Monterey, California: Monterey County is well-known as a major tourist attraction. You may have visited Fisherman’s Wharf and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, toured the Mission in Carmel-by-the-Sea, strolled Carmel’s charming downtown shopping district, or golfed the famous links at Spanish Bay, But have you ever had the chance to go wine tasting there? It’s truly a destination worthy of your Galentine’s celebration!

Looking for more Valentine’s or Galentine’s inspiration? We’ve got you covered!

A DIY Valentine's Gift Round-Up To Treat Your Sweetheart

A DIY Valentine’s Gift Round-Up To Treat Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! While some may see it as an over-commercialized holiday, it’s still a great opportunity to show your loved one you care. One way to do that is by making a DIY Valentine’s gift. Not only is it more personal, but it also shows that you took the time to create something special.

Click here for more great ideas for your Galentine’s party.

How To Host A California Cheese And Wine Party

Our friends at Salt & Wind have planned the ultimate California edition cheese and wine party, and they’re sharing all the details. From cheese serving pointers and styling tips to wine pairings, you’ll have all the tips and tricks for bringing the flavors of California to your Galentine’s party.

Click here to plan a Galentine’s cheese and wine party.

BE SURE TO SHARE YOUR FAVORITE GALENTINE’S IDEAS WITH US BY SNAPPING A PIC AND TAGGING US ON SOCIAL USING #CAGROWN.

Craving more CA Grown goodness? Follow us on Pinterest for fresh and fabulous recipe inspiration!

Click here to view the Google Web Story for this post!

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The Best Galentine’s Menu Ideas

Galentine’s Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a celebration of the unbreakable bonds of friendship and the joy of togetherness. As we approach this special day dedicated to cherishing our dearest friends, what better way to express our affection and gratitude than through a carefully crafted menu that weaves the richness of produce from California into every bite and sip?

Aida Mollenkamp and Kate Ramos posing in the courtyard of San Joaquin Winery

What’s a celebration without beautiful decor?! We love a good DIY project to bring a festive vibe to our celebrations, especially Galentine’s Day.

how to make a flower ice bucket at home

How to Make a Floral Ice Bucket at Home

When your gal pals see this, they will go nuts for the decor at your Galentine’s Day celebration!

Our beautiful ice buckets are made with a colorful mix of California-grown cut flowers, which make them a really colorful and festive addition to any occasion!

Click here for this Galentine’s DIY project.

How to Make Floral Ice Cubes

We get pretty creative around here when it comes to keeping our wine nice and chilled. Our best solution for your wine-warming woes is not only easy, but also beautiful. Say hello to our floral ice cubes for wine! 

Click here for this Galentine’s DIY project.

The Best Cocktails For Your Galentine’s Menu

How to Host a Wine Tasting

A Wine Tasting Party is the perfect way to expand your palette and discover wines that you might not have picked out yourself – and it’s an excuse to cruise the aisles of your local wine shop.  

Click here to plan a wine tasting for Galentine’s.

Mandarin Basil Sparkler Wine Cocktail

Mandarin, basil, honey, and sparkling wine come together in this irresistible wine-based cocktail from This Mess is Ours. Easy to make and even easier to sip, this cocktail will be a huge hit at your party!

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s.
California 75 cocktail in a coupe glass.

California 75 Cocktail

This SoCal-inspired cocktail is as bright and effervescent as the ocean views driving down California SR75 to San Diego. If you are a fan of the classic French 75, you and your friends will love our fresh take.

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s.

The Best Appetizer Recipes For Your Galentine’s Menu

prosciutto wrapped prunes

Easy Appetizers For A Party

Planning any party can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to the food. Appetizers are a crucial part of any gathering, but can also be time-consuming to prepare. That’s why it’s important to have some ideas for easy appetizer recipes in your back pocket.

Click here for appetizer recipes that are perfect for Galentine’s Day.
smashed green olive burrata bruschetta from salt and wind

Smashed Green Olive And Pistachio Burrata Bruschetta

No appetizer list is complete without Bruschetta, and this recipe from Salt and Wind uses ripe olives to add a unique twist. This bruschetta is a true celebration of California’s year-round produce.

Click here for this easy, always-in-season appetizer idea.
Cheese & Olive Stuffed Mushroom Cap.

Cheese & Olive Stuffed Mushroom Cap

California Grown ingredients like mushroomsolives, and herbs are always in season in the Golden State. That means you can serve our easy stuffed mushroom cap recipe with feta cheeseripe green olives, and roasted red peppers for a delicious and easy appetizer throughout the year, including a Galentine’s party.

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.
Raisin crackers.

Raisin Rosemary Crackers

Speaking of crackers, why not make your own? These Rosemary Raisin Crackers from California Raisins are homemade and infused with the flavors of California-grown raisins and fragrant rosemary.

These crackers are a perfect pairing for cheeses and dips, adding a rustic charm to your appetizer spread.

Click here for this easy, always-in-season appetizer idea.
Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

This sweet, savory bite is a major crowd-pleaser thanks to the contrast of the honey-sweet dates with the crisp, smoky bacon. It’s one of the simplest appetizers out there, but a few key points separate the mediocre from the excellent (spoiler: it has to do with technique and ingredients)!

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.

The Best Dessert Recipes For Your Galentine’s Menu

Strawberry Rosé Snack Cake cut into squares to serve.

Strawberry Rosé Snack Cake

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and our California Strawberry Rosé Snack Cake really fits the bill! It’s the easiest cake to bake ever. It showcases strawberries and rosé – two of our favorite ingredients for celebrating love and friendship.

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.

Fruit and Nut Super Snacks

These customizable treats are so good…and they’re good for you and your friends! Full of California dried fruit, nuts, and seeds, this treat is healthy but decadent too!

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.
A slice of Pistachio and Moscato Bundt Cake on a plate with basil leaves, stone fruit slices, and citrus wheels.

Pistachio and Moscato Bundt Cake

Our recipe for this Pistachio and Moscato Bundt Cake is unlike any other bundt cake recipe you have ever tried and is perfect for a party!

In fact, this might be the easiest cake recipe you have ever baked. Just chop, mix, and bake. There is no need to ice this cake either; instead, decorate and serve it with your favorite seasonal fruits and cut flowers.

Click here to make this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.
Sprinkles being sprinkled on top of chocolate cake pops.

Golden State-Inspired Cake Pop Recipe

This recipe for decadent fudgy cake pops is infused with dark chocolatey flavors, toasted nuts, and a uniquely delicious sweetness from California prunes. Your gal pals will love the taste of these delightful cake pops – and be delighted that dessert can be good for them too!

Click here for this recipe that is perfect for Galentine’s Day.

The Best Gift Idea To Send Home With Your Galentine’s Guests

The Ultimate Gift For A Foodie; Handmade Craft Cocktail Kits

Handmade Craft Cocktail Kits

This is the perfect gift for practically any occasion! Our gorgeous craft cocktail kits are made with dried fruit, dried edible flowers, whole spices, dehydrated citrus, and sugar cubes all measured out into perfect portions for infusing with your Galentine’s favorite alcohol.

Click here to make this gift for your Galentine’s.

Galentine’s Getaways for You and Your Friends

Sometimes, what you and your besties really need most is a night or two away from your daily routine. Below are a few great ideas for a memorable getaway in the Golden State.

  • Temecula, California: Temecula Wine County is Southern California’s best-kept secret. Temecula’s temperate weather, beautiful rolling hills, and slower pace give the area a distinctly European feel. One thing that truly sets Temecula apart is its focus on hospitality. The welcoming wineries and hotels are laid-back, and restaurants serve up world-class dishes without any of the expected snobbery.
  • Paso Robles, California: Nestled between the bountiful farmland of the Central Valley and the picturesque coastline lies a paradise of wine country in the heart of California, surrounding the City of Paso Robles. Paso, located in northern San Luis Obispo County, is best known for the many award-winning wineries and vineyards that blanket the nearby oak-studded hills. There are over 40 thousand acres of wine grapes grown in the area and more than 275 wineries (nearly 50 certified sustainable).
  • Monterey, California: Monterey County is well-known as a major tourist attraction. You may have visited Fisherman’s Wharf and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, toured the Mission in Carmel-by-the-Sea, strolled Carmel’s charming downtown shopping district, or golfed the famous links at Spanish Bay, But have you ever had the chance to go wine tasting there? It’s truly a destination worthy of your Galentine’s celebration!

Looking for more Valentine’s or Galentine’s inspiration? We’ve got you covered!

A DIY Valentine's Gift Round-Up To Treat Your Sweetheart

A DIY Valentine’s Gift Round-Up To Treat Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! While some may see it as an over-commercialized holiday, it’s still a great opportunity to show your loved one you care. One way to do that is by making a DIY Valentine’s gift. Not only is it more personal, but it also shows that you took the time to create something special.

Click here for more great ideas for your Galentine’s party.

How To Host A California Cheese And Wine Party

Our friends at Salt & Wind have planned the ultimate California edition cheese and wine party, and they’re sharing all the details. From cheese serving pointers and styling tips to wine pairings, you’ll have all the tips and tricks for bringing the flavors of California to your Galentine’s party.

Click here to plan a Galentine’s cheese and wine party.

BE SURE TO SHARE YOUR FAVORITE GALENTINE’S IDEAS WITH US BY SNAPPING A PIC AND TAGGING US ON SOCIAL USING #CAGROWN.

Craving more CA Grown goodness? Follow us on Pinterest for fresh and fabulous recipe inspiration!

Click here to view the Google Web Story for this post!

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