Category archives for: Kitchen Shrink

Fall in love with autumn’s harvest

Tis the season for hearty veggies with pungent aromas, divine rich flavors and interesting back stories to dial-up your dishes and answer your culinary curiosities

Fig Out this Fall


The season is short and sweet for fresh and fragrant figs

How ’bout them apples?


The baseball playoffs, crisp cooler climes, and the invasion of apples at groceries and farmer’s markets are the herald of autumn

In the Battle of the Bulge: Slow and steady wins the diet race


We have become a nation enamored with fad and trendy diets for decades

Sow some wild oats this fall

While scoping out new seasonal products in the supermarket this week, a fellow shopper approached me as I was intently examining a label, giving an aura of gastronomic expertise.

Breakfast‘s an epiphany, so discover marvelous morning meals

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a lord, and dinner like a pauper.”

Wing it with National Chicken Month


September is National Chicken month

When the school bell rings, it’s time for eating smart

Date Sandwiches

When Wilma Flintstone and I were classmates at Bedrock Elementary School, au courant lunches consisted of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on Wonder white, a Red Delicious apple coated with wax and pesticides, and a Twinkie all stuffed in an aluminum Donny Osmond lunchbox

Let’s all Scream for Ice Cream!


Ice cream has evolved from its purist period of jerk-scooped service with mono-textures and limited flavors that could be counted on one hand with fingers left over to the present day explosion of both the former and latter.

Get the best out of flip flop food phenomenon this summer

A kitschy summer food trend I’ve noticed the past couple of seasons is a reversal of traditional hot and cold dishes: soups of all kinds are served chilled while assorted salads have warm, wilted or grilled components.



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  • Rancho Santa Fe School to host several Common Core parent information sessions
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is offering several upcoming information sessions for parents about the Common Core State Standards, which went into effect this fall. All of the information sessions will be held in the Performing Arts Center and will be followed by classroom tours. The dates include: • Sept. 23 at 8:05 a.m. K-5 mathematics curriculum ove […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School’s Prop 39 projects moving forward
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District will take advantage of funding from Prop 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act to help make its school more energy-efficient. […]
  • Traffic collision on La Granada in Rancho Santa Fe sends four to hospital
    On Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 2:34 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Encinitas Fire Department responded to the report of a traffic collision on La Granada near the intersection of Rambla de las Flores. When they arrived on the scene, rescue crews found a mid-sized sedan and SUV had collided. Crews quickly worked to extricat […]