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In search of pie in Julian, CA

In search of pie in Julian, CA

iphone images on Instagram. Follow Todd and Diane  We used to take for granted all the local gems that are within an arms reach from us. We would drive 5 or 6 hours to discover something new, which ultimately meant having to take a few days off to make the adventure worthwhile.   About five years ago […]

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Doggie Vacation Up The California Coast

Doggie Vacation Up The California Coast

Instagram photo. Arroyo Burro Beach We needed fresh vacation air, lots of beach time and a chance to let Sierra and Lexi play in the crashing ocean waves. Well, at least we “hoped” to have them play in the water. It’s already an accomplishment that they’re not scared of the water anymore. Just a few […]

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Morning Visit to the Farmers’ Market

This morning was a great reminder why we enjoy visiting our local farmers’ markets, even when we don’t need produce. With so much traveling lately and a garden exploding with more produce than we can pass out to friends, neighbors and mailmen, we  haven’t been going to the farmers’ market very often.

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Grilled pork chops w/Apple-Cranberry Maple Glaze —Kingsford University – Big Bob Gibsons BBQ Cookbook

Having the opportunity to spend three days in Sonoma wine country is thrilling enough, but to go there and experience grilling classes under the direction of Kingsford University and wrapped up in the hospitality of Seghesio Family Vineyards left us pinching ourselves to check if we were dreaming or not.

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Gardening Inspirations from Solar Living, Hopland CA

Normally when someone takes off north from the Bay area on a day trip, the usual destinations are the wineries in Sonoma or Napa, maybe Sears Point for a little racing action, or a beautiful coastal drive.  However, being a gardening geek, I had another destination.  Hopland’s Solar Living Center. I was in the Bay area spending […]

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Good Canine Eats for Camp Road Tripping

Please welcome our guest contributors, Dante and Sierra. Our food fixated Rhodesian Ridgeback and mischievous white Boxer have requested to share their thoughts. They insisted. Why not? Canine’s can be publishers too. Mommy and Daddy are crazy sometimes, they just don’t stop. But when they blame us for our quirkiness, we know where we get […]

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Edible Los Angeles, Chef Michael Cimarusti Sea to Plate

Eating locally means that we don’t have to look too far to feed ourselves and searching for our community based food news  is now easier with The Edible Communities publications. The Edible Communities provides quarterly publications that highlight local food news and connects consumers with their nearby farmers, artisans and other community based food sources. […]

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Video #6- California Poppies & Parmesean Poppy Seed Crackers

Waiting was the hard part…because we’ve been anticipating the explosion of poppy flowers in Antelope Valley since the first down pour of rain back in December. As more rain fell in Southern California, the potential of these flowers to burst and proliferate increased. Our greed for maximum flower power kept us from hastily jumping at […]

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