I eat bugs

I eat bugs

Chef Rosie O’Conner Special to Valley News I eat bugs! There I said it. They say it’s the first step to admitting you have a problem. I am a chef after all, and I have a responsibility to try everything that is put in front of me. I’ve made two trips to Mexico determined to […]

Stop making those common grilling mistakes

Stop making those common grilling mistakes

TEMECULA – Cooking food over an open fire imparts all sorts of flavor. Grilling tends to be quicker, less messy and more convenient than cooking in the kitchen – particularly during the dog days of summer. Outdoor grills are everywhere, including nearly every backyard across the country. The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association said $1.47 […]

“Food Science: Ice Cream and Pizza Party” teen program takes over the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

“Food Science: Ice Cream and Pizza Party” teen program takes over the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

TEMECULA – There’s time for one more experiment before the end of summer. Learn about the science of making ice cream at the teen program, “Food Science: Ice Cream and Pizza Party,” 7 p.m. Monday, July 10, at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. With a whole lot of shaking, moving […]

Grilling guide: how to grill fish

Grilling guide: how to grill fish

Grilled fish has layers of flavor far beyond the simple fried or baked fillet. If you’re new to grilling fish, or looking for advice on how to make your next fish dinner a success, here is a simple guide on how to grill fish. Grilled fish in four steps: 1. Select your fish Fish with […]

“Basics of Brewing” adult program comes to the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

“Basics of Brewing” adult program comes to the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

TEMECULA – Cheers! Brewing companies are popping up everywhere. Join Guy Bartmess of Garage Brewing Company for a fascinating look behind this growing trend as he presents the “Basics of Brewing,” 6:30 p.m. July 13, at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library. Bartmess will be covering such topics as the history of craft brewing, […]

Food waste is money down the drain

Food waste is money down the drain

How many times have you gone to pour milk in your coffee, only to see that the date on the carton was yesterday? Some people will instinctively throw it away, but chances are that’s not what the label is intended to convey. It’s likely a marker for when the food might taste its best, not […]

Dino Luciano makes Top 20 on ‘MasterChef’

Dino Luciano makes Top 20 on ‘MasterChef’

Combining artistry with cooking, local Murrieta resident Dino Luciano has made the Top 20 in the eighth season of FOX network’s popular cooking show, “MasterChef.” According to Luciano, approximately 37,000 people applied for the show this season. Potential contestants were invited to present a plate that represented who they are – his being a vegan […]

I went on a journey to find the perfect pambazo

I went on a journey to find the perfect pambazo

Rosie O’Connor Special to Valley News So, I went on a pambazo craze. A what? Pambazo craze. They are wonderfully dipped tortas, but don’t call them that in Mexico or you will be corrected. I like to call them a Mexican French dip. They are named after the stale, doughy bread, pambazo, that is especially […]

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 […]