The New Aqua Lounge at Island Hotel
Nosy Giraffe at Safari West
Ahi Tuna Tartar at Bayside Restaurant
A Favorite... Farmers Market in Paris, France
Daily Fish at Newport Beach Pier
Homemade Pizza

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The Best Farmers Markets In Orange County… Search By Day of Week!

Seasonal Offerings From The Farm This Month of January Right now, during the month of  January, we turn to comfort cooking. Farmers are bringing in many delicious items, and here are some of my favorites this month: root vegetables, butternut squash and chili.  Zucchini, leeks, green beans, big red Gala apples, navel oranges— these are all found in the  … Read More

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Electric Bike Riding Is Sheer Fun!

Imagine riding a bike with auxiliary power to scoot you over the hills? Well, I now reside in a very hilly community and it has hindered my bike riding significantly. In the recent past, I have spent more time thinking about how to get back home from a ride … than actually riding. Fast forward  … Read More

How To Do Machu Picchu Without Killing Yourself!

  We start in Lima, Peru. We made plans to tour Lima, and then travel to Machu Picchu via a short flight to Cusco. Our cruise concluded with four more days at sea, and arrived in Lima, Peru. This was a very large port, with cargo ships to the left and right. In the days  … Read More


Roger’s Gardens Free Seminar Series for January, 2015

Roger’s Gardens always does such a lovely job presenting Seminars and Workshops. On Saturday mornings here is the FREE line-up for the New Year. I know my garden could use some TLC, and ideas for the spring. Hope to see you down there!     My Edible Garden with David Rizzo January 3, 2015 from  … Read More


Make Plans To Ring In The New Year In Style! Or Maybe Just Relax…

Here are some of my favorite places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Newport Beach area. There are lots of choices, and this year, there are many restaurants that will be open on New Year’s Day as well.  So check this out, and make your plans now. With 20 different places, with 31 different  … Read More