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Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Oceanside. (Helmut Wattrott, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: Surfing Madonna, SaltDog, candy, crafts in October

Antonio Pequeño IV October 11, 2019
Your roundup of events in Encinitas, Del Mar and the San Diego region.
Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Oceanside. (Helmut Wattrott, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: October isn’t just for jack-o-lanterns

Michele Leivas October 6, 2017
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Escondido and the region.
Lean sausage adds an extra kick to this homemade pumpkin Alfredo sauce and pasta. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Spice up pumpkin with this Alfredo recipe

Laura Woolfrey Macklem October 25, 2016
Fall is my favorite season, so I jumped on the pumpkin wagon. But instead of buying something pumpkin flavored, I wanted to cook something with actual pumpkin — something fresh and creative.
Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Oceanside. (Helmut Wattrott, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: Halloween is the theme for October

Michele Leivas October 9, 2016
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Oceanside.

Cool on the Coast: School picks up but fun doesn’t slow in September

Michele Leivas September 7, 2016
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido.
Skip store-bought eggnog and create your own holiday libation for family, friends and guests. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Use your noggin and create your own eggnog

Laura Woolfrey Macklem December 20, 2015

My eggnog drinking experience reminds me of the “Three Bears” story — one is too sweet, one is too rich, and the other one is devoid of any warm notes of spice. Until making eggnog myself, I hadn't...

Stuffing for turkey can be made ahead of time as part of a pre-holiday planning strategy. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Look forward to the holidays by planning ahead

Laura Woolfrey Macklem November 11, 2015

One of the biggest challenges for the holiday host is spending time with guests while still meeting all the expectations of a holiday meal. And certainly, if you have out-of-town company, you aren’t...

CARLSBAD: Rotary hosts 33rd Oktoberfest Oct. 3

September 24, 2015

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Rotary Clubs invite residents to the 33rd Annual Oktoberfest, presented by ViaSat, on Oct. 3 at Holiday Park from noon to 10 p.m. The event includes music, events and food —...

Cool on the Coast: Plenty of events to fall for in September

Layla Marino September 17, 2015

Fall is on its way on the North Coast, and with it comes lots of concerts and plays. World-class theater, a new venue spotlight and, of course, the world-class concerts at the Belly Up are on deck in September....

Homemade pickled carrots are a way to introduce the vegetable to children. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey-Macklem)

Preserved Home: Homemade pickled carrots make a tasty treat

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem December 16, 2014

It’s always been my challenge to take a vegetable someone in my family doesn’t like and discover how to change their mind via an interesting recipe. I call them gateway recipes. For instance, I introduced...

Cool on the Coast: More than 20 sounds, sights and activities this season

Layla Marino December 3, 2014

Southern California may not be seen by the rest of the country as the classic picture of winter traditions, but coastal North County has plenty of its own traditions for winter fun with a beach flare....

ENCINITAS: Fall festival returns Nov. 23

November 21, 2014

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association presents the 24th Annual Fall Festival on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In downtown Encinitas. Visitors to the fair, sponsored by Tri-City Medical...

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