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Dinner with a View

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With such a warm night, I decided to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal on the rooftop deck of my apartment building in Banker’s Hill. Tonight’s menu: Teriyaki stir-fry, sticky rice and dumplings. A quick stop at Ralph’s and I was loaded up with London Broil strips and vibrant colored bell peppers. Back home I…

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Biking and Kebabs

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The weather in San Diego this past Saturday was gorgeous! After spending the last three winters in NYC, its lovely to spend a warm, sunny day out biking on New Year’s Eve. This New Year’s Eve I combined two of my favorite things: cycling and Mediterranean food! While out on the bikes, we stumbled upon…

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A Taste of Little Italy

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There are so many delicious neighborhoods in San Diego to explore. I recently moved within walking distance of Little Italy, so I decided to check my new local eateries. After only a few blocks, I came across Pete’s Quality Meats and Grilled Sandwiches.  Their window claimed to have the best homemade sausage sandwiches in town!…

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Irish Whisky Lemonade

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Being born and raised in Ireland makes me quite the expert in Irish Whisky, ha! Here’s a tasty and healthy lemonade (Shira Bliss Style) that’ll set you up right during this cold/flu season. Simmer astragalus, licorice and ginger root for 20 mins in purified water. When it cools add lots of raw honey and fresh…

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Drinking in the Dark

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Our lovely Coaster Train Wine Tour today started off beautifully in a scenic north San Diego Village. We ate more than enough at our partner fine-dining Italian restaurant and learned all about wine tasting and the process of evaluating wine. Once full of delicious Italian fare, we strolled over to our first urban Winery and…

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Beer glorious Beer

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“Beer glorious Beer”, sung by the workhouse boys in the 1960’s musical “Oliver”. Oh wait, that was Food glorious Food, no worries tho’ we’ve got food on our beer tours, and plenty of it. I love when I get to be the tour guide for our beer tours. I come hungry and thirsty and the…

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A Collage of Toasts

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We’re having a fabulous time at La Jolla Wine (and Beer!) Tours. Here we are enjoying amazing local wines and beers paired with tantalizing, gourmet appetizers. Below are some pics of us toasting to new friends and an unfiltered life! Toasting to the good life! A beautiful sunny day tasting at Salerno Winery. We pick…

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A Taste of Italy – Delighting the taste buds

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No need to travel to Italy for fabulous, authentic Italian food. It’s right here in our neighborhood. Enter Cafe Milano on Pearl Street in La Jolla. A small, family owned restaurant with an Italian owner that really cares and really knows how to cook great Italian food. Cafe Milano is fine Italian dining at its…

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Not Just Wine…

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just back from a walk in the rain, yummy hot rice milk mocha, homemade chocolate chip cookies, working at home, looking out my window at the sunshine sparkling on the ocean, life is goooooood…. Rice Milk Mocha (makes one cup) Brew half a cup of strong coffee (preferably espresso and organic) Warm 1/2 cup rice…

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Green Wine – Cheers to a Healthy New Year!

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After some glorious libations over the holidays, I decided it would be a smart idea to give my body a boost with a healthy dose of the best green juice EVER! Ok, I was inspired. Today at my local farmer’s market, I tasted a wonderful green juice. I decided I could do even better, and…

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