Whole Foods Newport Beach

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And we have lift off! Whole Foods Newport Beach is open for business. Newport Beach is a whole new place to shop for just about everything to make your life a little bit finer. Thanks to fresh local produce, viagra sale organic meats, sushi, and did I mention a Bar? Our family has been waiting […]

Whole Foods Market Newport Beach is Coming

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How many of you have been anxiously awaiting for the arrival of the new 32,000 square-foot Whole Foods Market at 415 Newport Center Drive in Fashion Island?  As far as I am concerned we need a Whole Foods Market on every corner in Orange County. Shopping at a Whole Foods Market takes grocery shopping to […]

Totally Haute Gourmet Cooking Kits

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Really Good Food. Don’t you just love it. We all deserve it. Particularly on a special occasion or memorable vacation. The choices, however, are dine at home, spending hours in the kitchen after shopping all over town for just the right ingredients or make a reservation. Both can have equally high price tags or a […]

Cheese Plate Favorites

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Recently Ms. Marife asked me to help out with Bunco appetizers. She hosts a Bunco gathering every few months and wanted me to share any easy appetizer. Apparently Trader Joes and Costco appetizers in the Pacific Northwest have become overdone in her circle and she wanted something flashy. It is The Cheese Plate, to the rescue. Here […]

Cucina Enoteca in Irvine Spectrum = Delicious

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Are you wondering where to go for dinner tonight or this weekend?  Well, I’ve found an absolutely delicious and delightful place.  An Italian kitchen and wine shop; CUCINA enoteca.  Today’s post is about this new Irvine Spectrum restaurant, it would make for a fantastic dinner any night of the week. Think of a modern Italian […]

Conca D Oro Italian Restaurant in Orange, California

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  Conca D Oro Italian Restaurant is a family owned restaurant here in the OC since 1960. It’s a little hard to find, but worth the effort. The service is friendly and always accommodating. As soon as your sit down, garlic bread arrives promptly.  It is severed warm to your table and never runs out.  […]

Catching Up

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What day is it? It’s almost February?  Huh. Feels like I’ve been spit out of a black hole in the space-time continuum. Adjusting to West Coast time after pulling too many all nighters on the East Coast can wreak havoc on those circadian rhythms. Today we are catching up, so I can get a grasp […]

For Better Airplane Food – A Plane Picnic

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Airplane Food. Oh my. This weekend I’ll be flying across the county to a very cold destination.  I don’t mind the 20 degree weather as much as I mind the to and fro in-flight meals. Julia Child once said that she’d rather eat a peanut-butter-honey sandwich than suffer through airplane food. Even when it was […]

Where Surfers Buy Seafood in Orange County

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Itching for a little surf and turf for upcoming foootball game playoffs? Need to know where to buy live crab and lobster at a reasonable price? Well, look no further, straight from the surfers who surf our Pacific waters, here are two favorite fresh fish places. Here is Where Surfers Buy Seafood in Orange County. Dory Fishing […]