Rabbi Sandy Rosenstein – Breaking ground as a woman rabbi

Rabbi Sandy Rosenstein – Breaking ground as a woman rabbi

It takes tremendous effort to plan and initiate a religious service each week, and in the Conservative/Masorti Jewish congregation, Temple Beth Sholom, the key person behind that effort is Rabbi Sandy Rosenstein. The congregation, which was formed in Sun City 51 years ago, now holds their services in Temecula. Compassionate as well as spiritual, their […]

Viva El Jardin and its enticing menu items

Viva El Jardin and its enticing menu items

El Jardin is a cheerful setting bathed in lilting music. El Jardin is aromatic scents. The Mexican restaurant couldn’t be more welcoming. However, the warm and congenial setting is not the only facet that makes this establishment a success. Proprietor Jon Large is constantly looking at ways to improve upon the menu while, at the […]

Tonino Restaurant & Wine Bar is a gusto-filled culinary journey!

Tonino Restaurant & Wine Bar is a gusto-filled culinary journey!

Tonino Restaurant & Wine Bar is a fragrant cauldron stewing with aromas that stir the senses. The food and scents will definitely lure you to this Murrieta establishment, but the unique ambiance might keep you there for a while. A long while. It’s a dining experience similar to what I have experienced in Europe. If […]

Savor exquisite entrées in Fresco Grill’s serene setting

Savor exquisite entrées in Fresco Grill’s serene setting

A trickling fountain inside a restaurant? The very thought of it conjures up a peaceful, serene image. Then, imagine that you are enjoying a plate of luscious Italian food prepared by an award-winning chef. A wall mural whisks you off to Tuscany. The glowing candles on the mural’s table fool you into thinking it’s a […]

‘Tis the season for pumpkin!

‘Tis the season for pumpkin!

There is something comforting about pumpkin – the appearance as well as the earthy flavor. Archeological evidence points to the fact that Native Americans used pumpkins long before the Europeans landed on the continent. They knew a good thing when they saw it. Pumpkins generate feelings of comfort like no other squash. The brilliant color […]

Caf

Caf

Some tantalizing scents have been wafting down Reche Road lately and the source is the new Café Bloom at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery. For years Myrtle Creek has been my source for gifts, statuary, and all things green and growing. I have spent many a day enjoying the unique ambiance enhanced by rusting […]

Exquisite seafood entr

Exquisite seafood entr

There is a certain allure to seafood – especially lobster. The thought that it is compactly contained in a shell and once inhabited cold, unfamiliar waters, is enticing. Discovering the succulent meat inside the vibrant red shells is like discovering a treasure. I have savored lobster from the Atlantic Seaboard to Sweden, but some of […]

Valley Fort Steakhouse – A beef lover’s paradise!

Valley Fort Steakhouse – A beef lover’s paradise!

Are you “hankerin’” for a good steak? Or a “rip-roarin’” cut of prime rib? Valley Fort Steakhouse in Fallbrook is a beef lover’s paradise! Savory selections of Certified Angus Beef are just waiting for you – succulent filet mignon, tender flat iron steak, rib eye, porterhouse, top sirloin and prime rib. The prime rib, cooked […]

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