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Cool on the Coast: Focus on family fun this August

Michele Leivas

August 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Carlsbad, Community News, COOL ON THE COAST, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Food, North County, Region, Theater

Just as quickly as it began, summer is slowly drawing to a close and the countdown to a new school year has officially begun. Don’t go trading in your beach bag for a backpack just yet, though, as there is still plenty of summer fun to be had this month in North County.

County Fair’s Student Showcase says farewell to Neil Bruington

County Fair’s Student Showcase says farewell to Neil Bruington

Michele Leivas

July 12, 2016


Filed under Arts, Cardiff by the Sea, Del Mar, Education, Encinitas, Higher Education, K-12, NORTH COAST LIFE, North County, Region, San Diego County

San Diegans bid a fond farewell to this year’s San Diego County Fair, from the bacon-wrapped fried everything to the rides and games. This year, the Student Showcase says a more heartfelt goodbye to its coordinator, Neil Bruington.

Preserved Home: In a pickle over cucumbers? Try these recipes

Preserved Home: In a pickle over cucumbers? Try these recipes

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

June 29, 2016


Filed under NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

It’s a canning mother’s lament — finding the perfect pickle kids will like. In the past, they have been too sour, too sweet, too soft or too spicy, according to my children. Just giving them the first bite of my pickle experiment is like watching a stressful sporting event. Will they pucker? Will they run for the faucet because of spice? And could this be the one ingestible item they refuse because it’s too sweet?

Preserved Home: Sweeten the season with the tartness of lemon

Preserved Home: Sweeten the season with the tartness of lemon

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

April 19, 2016


Filed under NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

I love California’s abundance of citrus. I’ll never forget driving through the back roads of Temecula with the windows down as the fragrance of lemons filled the air. Growing up, my friend Veronica had several orange trees in her Escondido backyard, and it always seemed kind of magical to me.

Preserved Home: Homemade vinegar can be a real mealtime gift

Preserved Home: Homemade vinegar can be a real mealtime gift

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

September 3, 2015


Filed under Food, NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

My family doesn’t like store-bought salad dressing because it just tastes like oil with some flavoring. It drags the freshness of salad down, and there never seems to be enough flavor. I’m sure there are some exceptions, but I’ve never found a salad dressing that made salad shine as it should. The ...

ENCINITAS: Garden has special offer for military through Sept. 7

ENCINITAS: Garden has special offer for military through Sept. 7

August 25, 2015


Filed under CURRENT EVENTS, Encinitas

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Botanic Garden invites active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve members and their families to take advantage of the final two weeks of the Blue Star Museum program. The garden is offering free admission to military members through Labor Day, Sept. 7. The garden participates...

ENCINITAS: City Pet Expo set for June 13 at park

ENCINITAS: City Pet Expo set for June 13 at park

June 8, 2015


Filed under CURRENT EVENTS, Encinitas

ENCINITAS — The city of Encinitas hosts a Pet Health Expo on June 13 at Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive. The facility, which opened earlier this year, features a 2-acre dog park. Activities will include demonstrations and prizes, along with more than 20 informational booths, vendors and...

CARLSBAD: Summer splash kicks off season of family events

CARLSBAD: Summer splash kicks off season of family events

May 27, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, CURRENT EVENTS

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad kicks off a series of summer events at the Alga Norte Aquatic Center starting June 6. Splash Into Summer, 5 to 9 p.m., is family-friendly event to preview what the aquatic center has to offer this summer, including classes, camps, movies and other events. Participants...

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