Summer Sips

 Article Toni Sutton-Deangelico  Summer cocktail party season is upon us! You don’t have to be a bartender to make a great cocktail. With the right ingredients and barware, you can quickly create a drink that is sure to be a hit. The Summer Wind is a great place to start because this is the perfect drink on a hot day.…

Eat. This. Now.

Undoubtedly, you have strolled by this little, fuzzy, brown fruit at the Farmers' Market and in the produce aisle and perhaps you picked up a few to bring home. Once peeled and sliced this sweet yet tart fruit displays the most vivid green pulp with tiny black seeds. Traditionally, Europeans referred to it as a Chinese Gooseberry, attributed to its…

Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

It's February, perhaps the chilliest month of the year. We couldn't think of a more romantic, yet comfy way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year than with breakfast in bed. With comfort food on-the-mind, we made waffles the star of this romantic morning menu, however, these are not your average waffles, these are liège waffles - rich, chewy and dense with a…

In the Kitchen with Mimi

Michelle WinterNolte is always cooking up a storm. Whether a party of 2 or 200, she puts her heart into each gathering she caters. This particular event was an intimate birthday dinner for a party of four. Michelle spoke with the hostess prior, determining the culinary direction and menu. Although she caters large events, she is most in her element where she can prep,…

Cranberry Tart

When you are tasked with bringing a dessert to a dinner party and are looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous apple pie, give this sweet yet tangy confection a try. We suggest pairing with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of dark chocolate.

Just Food for Dogs

The old saying goes that a dog is man’s best friend. You take care of yourself by eating whole foods that are healthy for your body. Why would you not feed your furry best friend the same nutritious foods? Coming to the Del Mar Highlands Center is the highly anticipated Just Food For Dogs, where the main goal is to…