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For fun and flavor, make it a holiday full of ginger

Gingerbread is the quintessential treat for the holidays.

Kitchen Shrink: Re-strutting its stuff – a lesson in turkey

what to do with the carcass and uneaten meat from roughly 46 million turkeys?

San Diego Symphony’s Summer Pops series runs through Labor Day

San Diego Symphony’s annual outdoor summer concert series, The Ashford University Summer Pops, run now through Labor Day at Embarcadero Marina Park South, on San Diego Bay right behind the San Diego Convention Center.

Navigate the rows of the mighty maize with this primer

By Catharine Kaufman What better way to salute America on the Fourth of July than to rejoice with one of the staple crops of the fledgling nation – corn. Corn of Plenty Squanto was the Native American savior of the New England colonists. He taught them to use the Iroquois’ “Three Sisters” method of planting. [...]

Nutrition and you: Sugar in the news…

Sugar and our health has been in the news a lot lately. Perhaps you saw the CBS “60 Minutes” segment titled “Is sugar toxic?” Dr. Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, concluded that sugar, more than any other substance, is to blame for obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

Wild for mushrooms? Learn more about your favorite fungi

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Marvelous mushrooms — 40,000 species in all — were once feared by the ancients as a poisonous foe. Many Roman emperors allegedly were victims of death by mushrooms, including Tiberius and Claudius, along with Pope Clement VII, Alexander I of Russia and Abe Lincoln’s mom, Nancy Hanks, who succumbed after drinking tainted milk from the family dairy cow who ruminated toxic mushrooms.

Delicias restaurant prepares to unveil new look, new menu

Executive Chef Paul McCabe will roll out a new menu and dining experience at Delicias.  Photo: Karen Billing

Delicias Executive Chef Paul McCabe recently let the smell of freshly baked bread take him back. He warmly recalled the smell from his mother’s kitchen, where she explained how yeast worked to a fascinated young McCabe, the humble beginnings of a culinary career.

Combing for bees

About every third mouthful of food that we savor we owe a debt of gratitude to the hard-working honey bees. And if we want to continue enjoying their bounty, we’d better become their Galahads now that danger to their existence is lurking in the environment.

Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club’s new cookbook now for sale

The RSF Rotary Club recently published its new hardback cookbook titled “Celebrating Rancho Santa Fe” for $30.

Former L’Auberge executive chef joins Delicias as chef, partner

Paul McCabe (Photo: Jon Clark)

One Rancho Santa Fe restaurant is stirring things up, as a new partner and chef has been added to the fold.

Paul McCabe, formerly executive chef of L’Auberge’s Kitchen 1540 in Del Mar, joined Delicias on Nov. 15.

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  • Del Mar student at Pacific Ridge named a National Merit Semifinalist September 20, 2014
    Tyler Chen (Carlsbad), Nathan Cheng (Encinitas), Sebastian Green (Carlsbad), Ethan Kuo (Carlsbad), Dashiell Tan (Del Mar), and Bianca Yang (Carlsbad) of Pacific Ridge School have been named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Of the 1.5 million high school students who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying T […]
  • First annual Sunset 5K Run/Walk in Solana Beach to support diabetes prevention September 20, 2014
    The San Diego County Medical Society Foundation invites all to run, walk or stroll along the Solana Beach coastline at low tide and sunset on Saturday, Sept. 27 to support Jump Start for Health, a new initiative to prevent diabetes in San Diego County. Registration and a Wellness Expo, showcasing local companies that specialize in healthy living, begins at 4 […]
  • Carmel Valley students raise funds for Promises2Kids through their nonprofit ‘Let’s Get Bowing’ September 20, 2014
    Carmel Valley Middle School seventh graders Lindsey Ewing and Sophie Stein have a lot in common. Both girls have grown up in Carmel Valley and play soccer for Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Competitive. They also share a love of art and volunteerism. Combining their passions, Lindsey and Sophie found a creative way to give back to the community. The duo makes […]