Grilled Peaches with Lavender-Honey Goat Cheese

On a recent Saturday morning visit to The Little Italy Farmers Market, I sampled a variety of farm fresh goat cheeses from vendor Nicolau Farms, who happened to be perched right next to a vibrant display of virtually every type of peach, nectarine and stone fruit that one could possibly conjure. And just as I sampled a heavenly concoction of goat…

Fresh summer peppers

Farmers Market Fresh … A Restaurant-Inspired Meal Using Summer’s Bounty

One of San Diego’s enviable perks is that our utopian climate allows for year-round gardens and subsequent harvests. That we have access to farmers market-fresh ingredients 365 days each year is surely a principal reason why seasonal menus are mouthwateringly delicious at hundreds of restaurants tucked into literally every nook and cranny of America’s finest city. These past months I’ve savored tantalizing entrées created from summer’s bounty in dozens of local eateries. Southern California,…

The Spirit of Christmas is Aglow in San Diego

A white Christmas in San Diego is … well … just a tad different than those I’ve enjoyed through the years with family and friends in Colorado. Let’s face it – the white sand on southern California’s beaches is just no match for glistening white snowflakes gracefully accumulating on evergreen trees and capping Colorado’s magnificent…