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18th Annual E Hula Mau Polynesian Festival at Long Beach Performing Arts Center

August 16, 2012


I’ve never been to Hawaii myself though I have often been mistaken for Hawaiian. There is so much about the islands and the culture that entice people. It is laid back, creative, almost magical. On Labor Day, weekend Southern Californians can get the chance to immerse themselves in all things Hawaiian at the 18th Annual […]

Happy National Lollypop Day from See’s Candies

July 20, 2012


*Note: This is a press release. But come on, free candy today July 20th! SAN FRANCISCO  – July 20 is National Lollypop Day and See’s Candies is celebrating by sampling* their famous Gourmet Lollypops at over 200 retail shop locations across the U.S.  See’s Candies has produced lollypops for the past 80 years, and the […]

How to Brine Pork

October 24, 2011


Brined and Roasted Pork Tenderloin Brine: The basic formula  for a brine solution is 1 cup of salt to one gallon of water. Immerse or better yet, bag the pork with the solution. It is suggested to brine a whole pork tenderloin for 12 hours. Since I was short of time,  I brined it for […]

What’s for Dinner: Inspired by Pork

October 18, 2011


It’s the other white meat and it couldn’t be tastier. To celebrate National Pork Month (yes, that’s October), I am participating in Costco’s Blogger Recipe Challenge. And I’ve been tasked to work my very basic culinary skills on Pork Tenderloin! On Sunday, I went to Costco to get a membership! And then I set off […]

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Sept. 18-24

September 17, 2011


I don’t know about you but when my kids miss a meal, things get ugly pretty quickly. So I feel for the many children who experience hunger on a daily basis as a part of their reality. According to the Feeding America website:  “Over 16 million children lived in food insecure (low food security and […]

Healthy Choices

May 7, 2011


I started working out with a trainer two months ago, I haven’t magically lost weight nor dropped  a dress size, but I do feel stronger.  We’ve been working on strength and endurance — two things I sadly lack. Today the trainer told me that if I added daily cardiovascular activities, like indoor cycling and even […]

OC FAIR New Year’s Eve Block Party Preview

December 9, 2010


Food Trucks = Fun. Come on. It’s going to be amazing. This is just a little something to whet your appetite for the REAL DEAL on New Year’s Eve. Why wait for next summer to visit the OC Fairgrounds???