Visiting the Warner-Carrillo Ranch House

On the way to Anza Borrego last month my family and I found ourselves traversing the back roads of North San Diego County for the first time. It’s really quite picturesque with rolling hills dotted with ranches and farms. We even came upon a pack of wild turkeys! When in the Warner Springs area we […]

Enjoying the Honey Lavender Grilled Pork Chop at Mimi’s Cafe

I love lavender. I love the smell of it, the look of it and the taste of it. I think it’s a most delicious herb and have tried it in numerous dishes including lavender beer (yum!), lavender sprinkled french fries (not so yum) and honey lavender ice cream (the best thing ever). So when I […]

Visiting Leo Carrillo Ranch and Northern San Diego County

On Independence Day weekend I had two wonderful day trips. One day my family and I headed to the mountains and visited Idyllwild and the other day we stayed coastal in San Diego County. After a stop in San Clemente we spent the rest of the day exploring the north county towns of Oceanside, Carlsbad […]

Taking the Train to San Diego

As much as I explore Southern California one area that remains somewhat of a mystery is San Diego. Of course, I’ve hit all the biggies – Old Town, the zoo, etc. – but I’ve never had a chance to really get to know the region. Luckily, this weekend I had a good reason to visit- […]

Enjoying the Taste Crafted Menu at McDonald’s

Awhile back I introduced you to the Create Your Taste concept at McDonald’s. I had a lot of fun building my own burger and was curious to see what other new tricks the famous chain had up their sleeve. Turns out they’re taking the creative burger concept and running with it as now you can […]

Jaunt to Julian – A Bargain Pie-scursion

I love Fall! It’s my favoritest season of all. The cool crisp air, the changing leaves, the apple harvest….yes, I do live in Southern California where all these are rarities but they do exist. One just needs to look for them. And look I did when, on the first Saturday of Autumn, I headed to […]

Lavender Fields Forever – Touring Keys Creek Lavender Farm

Let me take you down, cause we’re going to lavender fields…lavender fields forever. This past weekend I was able to spend some time in lavender fields and it was lovely. No, I didn’t jet on over to Provence (believe me, this would be a whole different type of blog if I could do that). I […]

Happy Happy Hour Hour – Happy Hour at Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbeque

Oh man, I do love happy hour! And don’t worry, it’s not because I like to drink copious amounts of cheaply priced liquor. I love happy hour because it allows one (me) to sample a restaurant’s menu (both liquid and solid) at a reduced price. It’s like taking the restaurant for a test drive. Now […]