No penalty for ‘piling on’ at Pala during Monday Night Football

No penalty for ‘piling on’ at Pala during Monday Night Football

Sports fans that attend the Monday Night Football (MNF) parties at Pala Resort and Casino should be very thankful there are no National Football League referees in attendance. In the NFL, a player gets penalized for “piling on.” A referee would run out of flags calling that penalty at Pala, where the condiment bar is […]

FDA determines avocados can now be labeled ‘healthy’

FDA determines avocados can now be labeled ‘healthy’

MISSION VIEJO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new guidance for the use of the nutrient content claim “healthy” on food labeling, and fresh avocados meet the criteria. Long touted for the range of health and wellness benefits associated with them, avocados can finally bear the claim that sums it all […]

Celebrating the world famous Hatch chile

Celebrating the world famous Hatch chile

Celebrations were recently held at grocery/produce stores and specialty shops across the southwest of the U.S. in honor of a chile – the world famous Hatch chile. The spicy food store Chile Hedz, located in Old Town Temecula, was among the celebrants as it hosted a Hatch Chile Festival Sept. 17-18. These special chiles are […]

Fallbrook fine dining makes a splash at Jazz and Wine Festival

Fallbrook fine dining makes a splash at Jazz and Wine Festival

While the main attraction to the Fallbrook Jazz and Wine Festival on Sept. 16 was the music, Fallbrook restaurants and wineries did a fantastic job representing themselves as well. Guests were able to enjoy food from all over North County, but for those in the VIP area, it was hard to pull away from the […]

Potlucks make a meal fun

Potlucks make a meal fun

A true potluck is totally unplanned and can be an adventure in eating. I remember one grange potluck that consisted of several dishes of beans of various kinds and there was one Daughters of Norway (DON) potluck that was mostly desserts, but those were exceptions. In my experience, potlucks are usually delicious meals. It is […]

Ways to pack a healthy lunchbox

Ways to pack a healthy lunchbox

With schools back in session, some parents may be looking for tips on filling their children’s lunch boxes, but students aren’t the only ones who take lunch with them when they leave home in the morning. I have been making my own lunch since I started first grade (that’s what happens when you are the […]

Pre-game tri-tip dinner hosted by Fallbrook FFA is a winner

Pre-game tri-tip dinner hosted by Fallbrook FFA is a winner

There’s nothing like a good pre-game meal, and that’s exactly what the Fallbrook High School FFA serves up before every Warriors home football game. For just $10, fans are treated to a dinner featuring wonderfully-smoked tri-tip, tasty ranch style beans, green salad with choice of dressing, a roll with butter, and refreshing lemonade or water. […]

BBQ stand benefits local troops and vets

BBQ stand benefits local troops and vets

Dining choices at the last Fallbrook Summer Nights event on Aug. 19 included pulled pork sandwiches, Maine lobster and personal size pizzas, but the delightful aroma of hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on a grill attracted just as many customers to the Veterans of Foreign War’s (VFW) food stand. An appealing meal for families as […]

Fruit punches, revisited

Fruit punches, revisited

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to try amazing Latin inspired dishes at the Latin Food Fest in San Diego. A lot of the food flavors were very familiar to me, as I’ve grown up with Mexican food being my staple diet. However, there were a few foods and drinks that I had been […]