Fresh, springtime recipes perfect for California avocados

Fresh, springtime recipes perfect for California avocados

Smoky Bean, Bacon, and California Avocado Tostadas Source: Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger for The California Avocado Commission, copyright 2008 Preparation: 25 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Ingredients: (Step 1) 2 ripe, California avocados 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 scallions, very thinly sliced ½ bunch fresh […]

Recipe of the Week – Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

Recipe of the Week – Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

Another end; another beginning. As we look back upon all the joys and triumphs that we have accomplished this year, while also looking forward to another year spent making your dreams a reality, why not finish the year with some flair? Gather around the fireplace in this cold, winter weather or reminisce with loved ones […]

Creative cooking with holiday leftovers

Creative cooking with holiday leftovers

The holidays bring an abundance of specially prepared dishes to most homes and, in many cases, leftover food. Recycling the leftovers into new meals is an easy way to cope with the added expense of holiday meals. Rather than throwing away food, put it away right after the meal and save it for the next […]

‘Tis the season for AVOCADO! – Avocado-based culinary delights shine at local establishments

‘Tis the season for AVOCADO! – Avocado-based culinary delights shine at local establishments

‘Tis the season for avocado – and I was on a serious hunt for luscious and satisfying food creations made with the green-golden fruit. The task was difficult since Fallbrook, the “Avocado Capital of the World,” boasts several establishments where avocado takes center stage in the form of entrées, appetizers and desserts. I finally narrowed […]

Z Caf

Z Caf

The new Z Café in Bonsall’s River Village shopping center embodies all that is perfect about dining in rural California, and is easy to arrange as a meeting point for friends, family, and business associates in the greater Fallbrook area and all of North County. “I wanted to create an open, airy, lounge feeling with […]

Super snacks to make Superbowl XLV super tasty

Super snacks to make Superbowl XLV super tasty

When Superbowl XLV (45) kicks off Sunday, Feb. 6 at the Dallas Cowboy’s stadium in Arlington, Texas, football enthusiasts around the world will be tuned in for the action. As we all know, Superbowl Sunday is a time for fun and flavorful snacks to accompany the entertainment of the game. With consumers becoming more and […]

Use seasonal fruit to make great summer smoothies at home

Use seasonal fruit to make great summer smoothies at home

There’s no more refreshing way to get in your daily servings of fruit than a frosty smoothie on a hot summer day, and with so many delicious fruits in season right now, the flavor possibilities are endless. Fruit smoothies are not only impressive and healthy, but incredibly simple to make as a breakfast replacement or […]

Bowtie Pasta with Avocado

Dressing 1 12oz bowtie pasta ½ C olive oil ½ Tbs olive oil ½ C fresh lemon juice 2 avocados, diced 2 tsp salt 3 large Roma tomatoes, diced 2 tsp oregano 2 green onions, chopped 2 tsp garlic powder 4-5 Tbs fresh basil chopped In a large pot bring salted water to a boil. […]