Fallbrook Chamber taps into wine craze with Wine & A Bite Art Walk

Fallbrook Chamber taps into wine craze with Wine & A Bite Art Walk

While Fallbrook is well-known for avocados, the number of wineries and vineyards has increased dramatically in the last few years. There are now nine local wineries which belong to the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, many of which take part in the chamber’s Wine & A Bite Art Walk events. Guests at the event, held Friday, […]

Adventures in eating abound at the fair

Adventures in eating abound at the fair

The San Diego County Fair kicked off last week and along with the concerts, specialty shows, competitions and rides, many make the trip down to Del Mar for a taste of the some of the most interesting and delicious foods that are served up piping hot and fresh and can only be found at a […]

Many diseases start in the mouth

Dr. Jordan Colby spoke about “Oral and Systemic Health” at the March Woman of Wellness program. Colby said he considers his topic “exciting, thrilling, riveting” because of the connection between oral diseases and other conditions in the rest of the body. Colby explained that pathogens and bacteria found in the mouth not only cause mouth […]

Lefse making is an art

Lefse making is an art

Lefse is the Norwegian version of the tortilla. Made with potatoes, it is most commonly spread with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar to be eaten as a snack or dessert. In America, lefse making is a Christmas holiday custom for many families. Norwegians also use lefse to wrap around hotdogs, especially on their […]

Holy Guaca-Moly, the best way to eat avocado

Holy Guaca-Moly, the best way to eat avocado

Perhaps the most popular way to eat avocados is in guacamole, a dish first created by the Aztecs in the area now known as Mexico. Guacamole is featured on the menu for many events, especially Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo. To make this dish, avocados are peeled, cut in half, pitted and chopped, then mashed […]

Sticks-on-fire glow around Fallbrook

Sticks-on-fire glow around Fallbrook

Succulents have long been popular plants in Southern California due to their drought-resistance, and possibly because of the variety of shapes and textures they add to a landscape. The euphorbia family of succulents, like any family, has members that are very different in looks. Some are spiny, some are smooth, some have bright red flowers […]

Ways to pack a healthy lunchbox

Ways to pack a healthy lunchbox

With schools back in session, some parents may be looking for tips on filling their children’s lunch boxes, but students aren’t the only ones who take lunch with them when they leave home in the morning. I have been making my own lunch since I started first grade (that’s what happens when you are the […]

Potlucks make a meal fun

Potlucks make a meal fun

A true potluck is totally unplanned and can be an adventure in eating. I remember one potluck that consisted of several dishes of beans of various kinds and there was one Daughters of Norway (DON) potluck that was mostly desserts, but those were exceptions. In my experience, potlucks are usually delicious meals. It is amazing […]

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