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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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  • Surf Soccer Club Academy GU9 team tops in division at 2014 Albion Cup July 25, 2014
    The Surf Soccer Club Academy GU9 team took first place in the 2014 Albion Cup (Girls U9 Cup) on July 18-21. They beat Carlsbad United’s top GU9 team in the semi-finals and went on to shut out Strikers FC in the finals, 4-0. Awesome tournament play by the entire team! […]
  • Surf Academy Select BU9 win it all at Albion Cup July 25, 2014
    San Diego Surf Academy Select BU9 won it all at the Albion Cup July 19-21! After winning their Showcase division by going unbeaten all weekend, they defeated Legends FC 4-1 in the finals on Monday. This is the second year in a row this team has won the Albion Cup. […]
  • Pushing boundaries July 24, 2014
    Few issues cause parents more distress than changes in school boundaries. Who can forget the tumult when in 2002 the Del Mar Union School District moved hundreds of families from one attendance area to another? Resentment still lingers, 12 years later. The San Dieguito Union High School District created its system of boundaries nearly 18 years ago that has w […]

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  • Let’s Review: ‘Ether Dome’ takes the lid off story of anesthesia at La Jolla Playhouse
    The traumatic experience behind performing amputations, tumor removals and vasectomies without anesthesia is immediately intriguing when Playhouse patrons view the incredible set design by James Youmans, representing the real ether dome at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1886. Below a well-lit dome, images of these crude medical procedures are projected on […]
  • Stone fruits are in now season!
    Sadly, summer’s stone fruit growing season is way too short, but oh so sweet! Did you know: • Plum trees are grown in every continent except Antarctica. • The peach has a poisonous pit containing hydrocyanic acid. • On average, there are 44 cherries to the pound. […]
  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events July 24
    La Jolla Music Society’s nationally recognized chamber music festival, SummerFest, kicks off 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 with its annual, free Concert Under the Stars at Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. […]