Wake up with a delicious Aquaterra breakfast at Pala Mesa Resort!

Wake up with a delicious Aquaterra breakfast at Pala Mesa Resort!

Sometimes simple is the best; and Executive Chef Sean Sullivan at Pala Mesa’s Aquaterra restaurant tells us that their Hollandaise Sauce is made with only three ingredients – lemon juice, butter and eggs. However, a great deal of training and plenty of practice goes into learning how to make this simple sauce. Chef Sean explains […]

The Battle of the Fried Avos and the War of the Guacs? – No need to choose when Fallbrook’s La Caseta and El Jardin both serve stellar versions

The Battle of the Fried Avos and the War of the Guacs? – No need to choose when Fallbrook’s La Caseta and El Jardin both serve stellar versions

The 28th Avocado Festival is celebrating everything “avo” and among the celebrants will be two Fallbrook Mexican restaurants, La Caseta and El Jardín, who will again be welcoming diners to their establishments and offering avocado-based dishes. A wonderful thing happens when an avocado is peeled and the green golden fruit inside is exposed. There are […]

Asparagus season is here!

Asparagus season is here!

Beautiful bunches of fresh asparagus are appearing in markets and prices are much more reasonable – indicating asparagus season is upon us! Classified officially as a spring vegetable, asparagus has been considered a delicacy since ancient Roman times. Generally picked when the spears are about eight inches in length, asparagus is picked as early as […]

Oatmeal: heart healthy and nutritious

Oatmeal: heart healthy and nutritious

“Avena” is the Spanish translation for oatmeal, and there is no doubt that it is a derivative from the scientific term for oats: Avena sativa. The nutrient-rich grain is the sole ingredient in the popular breakfast choice for health enthusiasts and provides an array of benefits from lowering cholesterol to decreasing your risk of cardiovascular […]

Health officials warn public to avoid eating cactus pads

Health officials warn public to avoid eating cactus pads

State health officials recently warned against eating certain cactus because it was sprayed with dangerous pesticides in Mexico. A batch of cactus pads, or “nopales,” tested to have been doused with Moncrotophos, a pesticide that was banned in the United States in 1989, according to the California Department of Public Health in Sacramento. Scientists issued […]

Juicing can provide nutrients for better health

Juicing can provide nutrients for better health

RIVERSIDE COUNTY – More and more health professionals are encouraging their patients to reduce their intake of processed foods and, instead, consume whole foods to help prevent disease and manage symptoms of many ailments. Depending on one’s risk factors and symptoms, certain foods are advisable to help keep the body in as healthful of a […]

Tips to add some pizzazz to your pastries

Tips to add some pizzazz to your pastries

When stepping into a bakery, your nose can often smell a delicious cake or pie even before you sample the delicacy. But while professionally prepared pastries might be the most delectable desserts, even homemade baked goods can get makeovers to look like something out of the pages of a classic cookbook. Those on dessert duty […]

In search of the perfect avocado

In search of the perfect avocado

Do you know how to pick out a perfectly ripe avocado? “Alligator pears” are plentiful in the area. For those residents who don’t grow this unlikely looking fruit, or have friends who do, some of the local grocery stores carry avocados delivered straight from Del Rey’s packing plant. Some of the best known varieties grown […]

Youth programs available during holiday break

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County is offering winter break camp for all youth from first to twelfth grade. The camps will operate in cooperation with school holiday breaks and include field trips, youth development programs, a Dec. 24 winter party and a New Year’s Eve celebration. Clubhouse Camp Dates: • Old Town Temecula […]