Oak Glen

Oak Glen

Hi friends! Last Saturday a group of local food bloggers got together at a place here in Southern California, just above the city of Yucaipa, called Oak Glen. During the Fall Season in Oak Glen you can pick your own apples, raspberries or pumpkins, press your own cider, and enjoy…

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Cuisine del Sol & Special Olympics

Cuisine Del Sol & Special Olympics

Hi friends! There is something wonderful about the combination of good food and great causes. They just go together! Case in point, the Cuisine del Sol Cookbook that combines recipes from Los Angeles' celebrated chefs and restaurants in support of Special Olympics Southern California! The Special Olympics of Southern Californias…

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Mediterranean Farro Salad

Mediterranean Farro Salad

Hi friends! I had the best time at the OC Fair on Friday. Mediterranean Farro Salad was on the menu, along with savory Roasted Zucchini Butter! Man, oh, man! I wish I could have taken all of you with me, sat you down in the front row and shared every…

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OC Fair 2017 – Behind the Scenes!

OC Fair 2017 – Behind The Scenes!

Hi friends! Summer is in full swing here. Temperatures are creeping into the triple digits. The humidity is doing quite a number on my hair too. I feel like a giant Q-tip when I go outside. Does that happen to anyone else? Man! Hair clips are my best friend right…

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Meeting Deborah Madison

Meeting Deborah Madison

Hi friends! Today, we're taking a trip to Melissa's Produce to meet award-winning Author (of 14 different cookbooks!) Deborah Madison. Deborah Madison is an advocate for farmers and local farmers markets. She is well known for her seasonal and vegetable based cooking. Her latest cookbook "In My Kitchen" takes you…

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“Dorie’s Cookies” at Melissa’s Produce!

“Dorie’s Cookies” At Melissa’s Produce!

Hi friends! Baking season is in full swing! If you're like most, you're probably making cookies for the holidays! I have a list of seasonal favorites, plus another dozen (or more) new things I want to try. It's what happens when you're a wee bit cookie obsessed. These gorgeous cookie…

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Zapien’s Salsa Grill and Taqueria

Zapien’s Salsa Grill And Taqueria

Hi friends! Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a media lunch for the grand re-opening of Zapien's Salsa Grill and Taqueria in Pico Rivera, California. We had a wonderful meal and watched a cooking demonstration by Chef and co-owner Marco Zapien. This little family…

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Bristol Farms Hatch Chile Roasting

Bristol Farms Hatch Chile Roasting

Hatch Chile Season is too short! It feels like you blink once and then they're gone. These delicious chiles are just another reason to savor each season and the fabulous produce that goes with it. As the sign says, it's now or next year! My friends from the Inland Empire…

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Peach Tea Lemonade Punch

Peach Tea Lemonade Punch

We had a brief respite from the sweltering heat this week. Next weeks forecast shows temperatures heading back into the 100+ range. Ugh. This is my least favorite season! However, even with the heat, the days are made better with cold drinks and good friends. I made this Peach Tea…

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Hello Orange County Fair!

Hello Orange County Fair!

Hi friends! Oh my gosh! This last month has been both amazing and terrible. My Mom fell the weekend we got back from our 30th Anniversary Trip and everything, and I do mean everything since then has been a rollercoaster of emotion and stress. Thankfully, I've had some bright spots…

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