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Everything Old is New Again- Music

The local news had me stop in my tracks this morning- not for a shocking headline but for the sound of a new song. The music chosen to play into the commercial break was fabulous! I opened Spotify on my phone, and identified these fabulous musicians: Mariachi El Bronx. Not new, but new to me.… Continue reading Everything Old is New Again- Music

Tourism Adventures

Wildflowers of Torrey Pines, Guy Fleming Trail

Super Bloom, Spring 2017 The drought that has plagued the Southwest United States, Southern California included, has been declared over... for the most part. We saw hardly any rain over the last five years and this winter we made up for the deficit. Finally! And when the rains come, so do the wildflowers. The Torrey… Continue reading Wildflowers of Torrey Pines, Guy Fleming Trail

Tourism Adventures

Anza Borrego Desert State Park- Wildflower “Super Bloom” March 2017

California's above average, drought-busting winter rains are the proverbial blessing and a curse- floods, rock falls and mudslides that probably won't be seen for another ten to twenty years, but the reservoirs are near to full, the snowpack in the Sierras is reassuringly deep and... oh, the WILDFLOWERS!     If you have considered driving out to… Continue reading Anza Borrego Desert State Park- Wildflower “Super Bloom” March 2017

Tourism Adventures

Wednesday’s Wildflowers- Torrey Pines State Reserve

Along the coastal chaparral of the Guy Fleming Trail wildflowers are bursting forth thanks to the downpours we've seen this rainy season. If you can't drive out to the desert region this spring, get over to Torrey Pines State Reserve and enjoy the beauty before the heat returns and withers away these blooms. Thanks to my… Continue reading Wednesday’s Wildflowers- Torrey Pines State Reserve

Food and Drink

“I Need to Eat Better” Soup- Lentil, Spinach, and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup featuring Something from Nothing Vegetable Broth

I'm trying to come up with a new soup recipe for dinner tonight. Hopefully, this soup will be SO delicious, it will help be break my fried food (undeniably delicious) addiction. Yeah, I know this is asking a lot of a simple soup but Good Grief, I need some help! I consider it a monumental… Continue reading “I Need to Eat Better” Soup- Lentil, Spinach, and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup featuring Something from Nothing Vegetable Broth