Wine Vault & Bistro – San Diego Restaurant Week Fail

All week I’ve been looking forward to this meal. When reading the menu I expected a flavor punch from what was described.  Sadly, the Wine Vault & Bistro in Mission Hills just didn’t live up to my expectations. For the appetizer my husband had the smoked chicken raviolo with chipotle crema.  This was definitely the […]

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Date Night at Trulucks

Friday night we dined at Trulucks, enjoying the ambiance and seafood for a special night out.  After a long journey from the parking area we finally made it into the restaurant where a live pianist played lively music and the restaurant was full of large booths and a comfortable but upscale ambiance. As a belated […]

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Bacon Jam – a curious yet delicious spread!

We have some friends who have a Bacon Fest every fall… we get together and eat all kinds of bacon goodness. Last year I made Bacon Cups with Sweet Potato Hash and it was delicious. This year I started to look for recipes fairly early, and I ended up finding a great one for Bacon […]

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Turkey Chicken Hatch Chile White Bean Soup

The challenge…What do you do with thanksgiving leftovers? The answer… search your pantry and freezer and maybe you too can make Turkey Chicken Hatch Chile White Bean Soup. Ok, so that sounds like a lot of ingredients, but I saw this as a food network style challenge… and the magic is that I didn’t even […]

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Malarkey’s Burlap, a meal you won’t soon forget

Brian Malarkey’s Burlap thrilled with a wide selection of small plates that made dinner into an event.  The top chef finalist doesn’t disappoint with his Asian Cowboy themed Del Mar restaurant. Although our reservations were for 7pm, we showed up at 615 for drinks in the bar.  We started with $5 cosmos using a berry […]

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Double Yolk

Check out this sweet double yolk egg I scored this morning when I was making breakfast.  Yum… extra gooey for me.

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Top 10 Reasons it’s time for “Top Chef – San Diego”

Heading into the 10th season, Top Chef has explored most of the notable cities of the USA… but America’s Finest City still hasn’t made the list.  Here are some of the reasons Top Chef-San Diego needs to be on the horizon. 1. If you want a good judge, lure them in with the promise of […]

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Malarkey’s Herringbone Pleases the Palate

Herringbone is a great addition to the quilt of restaurants Malarkey has sewn into the San Diego food scene.  Following Searsucker, Burlap & Gingham with its eclectic cowboy atmosphere, Herringbone did not disappoint with its simple yet flavorful menu. First I have to mention that they have their own parking lot… Even some of the […]

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Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe… curiously hot

I’ve been thinking about Jalepeno Pepper Jelly for weeks, as my pepper plants have made more spice than I know what to do with. But, I thought, it’s going to take up so much time! But, I thought, it will be so messy! So, today was the day. I decided to tackle the jelly, and […]

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Cuisinart DLC-2AW Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor, White

This little guy can handle so many things around the house!  I make bread crumbs, chop peppers for my Jalepeno Pepper Jelly, whip up sauces and all kinds of other things.  The greatest thing is that it takes up barely any space in my kitchen, and its so light and small that I can just […]

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