Make a lunch kids will devour

Make a lunch kids will devour

FALLBROOK – Children can be picky eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods their kids will consume. Family dinners are challenging enough, but lunches kids will love can be even more difficult to come by. Parents can prepare lunches kids are certain to devour by thinking outside of the traditional lunch box. Using […]

Fallbrook Garden Club picnics promote companionship

Fallbrook Garden Club picnics promote companionship

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Garden Club held its annual summer picnic, Aug. 3, at Live Oak Park. While there wasn’t a great turnout, those members who came had a great time enjoying the food and companionship. Since it was a very hot day, the potluck menu consisted mainly of pasta salads, macaroni salad, gelatin salad, […]

Don’t let dragon fruit scare you

Don’t let dragon fruit scare you

One of the oddest looking exotic fruit grown here in the Fallbrook area is dragon fruit. Despite its scaly appearance, the plant that produces it is in the cacti family. The succulent grows as vines with large flowers that bloom at night and result in grapefruit size fruit that is sweet and juicy. Originally from […]

Speedy summer side dishes

Speedy summer side dishes

Around my house it never fails. We are relaxing with a cup of coffee on our pool deck and my brother-in-law calls to catch up with us. At the end of the conversation, my husband invites him up for a barbecue, something I am never prepared for. I rush to the freezer and pull out […]

Six innovative ways to indulge in ice cream

Six innovative ways to indulge in ice cream

FALLBROOK – Ice cream is a popular dessert that’s enjoyed across the globe. Blending the cold and the creamy, ice cream is an ideal treat on a hot day. According to IceCream.com, 87 percent of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time. While Americans may enjoy their ice cream, New Zealand […]

Homemade ice cream makes for the perfect summer treat

Homemade ice cream makes for the perfect summer treat

FALLBROOK – Ice cream is synonymous with summer, when rising temperatures and vacations from school and work call for some refreshing celebration. Those who want to experiment with homemade ice cream may want to consider the following recipe for “Dulce de Leche Ice Cream” from Lou Seibert Pappas’ “Ice Creams and Sorbets” (Chronicle Books). Dulce […]

Avocados contribute to healthy snacks

Avocados contribute to healthy snacks

Avocados are good for more than making guacamole. They can be used in a variety of healthy snack foods. Here are three recipes from the Hass Avocado Board for avocado lovers to try out. Chocolate Avocado Energy Bars (Original) Recipe Total Time: 15 minutes of prep, plus 2 hours of chill time Servings: 16 These […]

Marinades are a great flavor enhancer

Marinades are a great flavor enhancer

FALLBROOK – With their mix of acidic ingredients and spices, marinades add flavor and may even pack some nutritional punch. Grilled foods boast inviting flavors that put many diners on the lookout for second helpings. Quite often the magic behind grilled meals lies in the marinade used to give foods that flavorful kick. Marinades can […]