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Saturday, September 28, 2013

New home for this blog:


Great Advice from (Chris) Ashton Kutcher

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Most of the speeches done at the Kids Choice Awards by the winners are pretty good, and filled with advice to young people. This was especially great.

City of San Diego: Support Organized Gatherings of Food Trucks in Downtown San Diego

Friday, July 19, 2013

Just saw this via - a petition in support of local small business and their food trucks. While the city of San Diego has approved some weekly food truck events, some surrounding businesses are trying to get them removed.

The petition is found on, and is petitioned by Curbside Bites, Southern California's Gourmet Food Truck Booking Service. If you want to take part, here are the links below.

2nd Annual Valley Center Food Truck Festival - 2013 (San Diego Event)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Will you be at Bates Nut Farm in August 24? And do you like eating from food trucks? The Second Annual Valley Center Food Truck Festival will be happening then.

This year Lucks Media Group and Bates Nut Farm are planning to make it bigger and better than ever featuring 16 Gourmet Food Trucks (14 Savory and 2 Dessert), live music, a DJ, Beer and Wine Garden and fabulous Raffle Prizes. This year theme is "LET'S GO HAWAIIAN", So put on your Hawaiian Shirt, Hawaiian Sarog, and Bring your beach chairs and lets getting ready to go to paradise!

The 2nd Annual Valley Center Food Truck Festival - Bates Nut Farm from Lucks Media Group on Vimeo.

  • Save the Date: August 24, 2013 - Saturday.
  • Location: 15954 Woods Valley Rd in Valley Center, San Diego County.
  • Admission: Free, but they have a separate beer and wine showcase you'll need to purchase tickets for, as well as a VIP sampling session that requires tickets. 
  • For more info: VC Food Truck Fest

Image of food festival courtesy Bates Nut Farm and Lucks Media Group.

On MagCloud Now: Fall Issue of Pastry Sampler Journal

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Just out! The Fall 2012 of the Pastry Sampler Journal. I talk about fall fruits, potato pies, and had a chance to review some really great pastry and baking books just out (and soon to be published).


Pastry Sampler Journal Fall 2012
Pastry Sampler Journal: Pastry Sampler Journal Fall 2012
Fall 2012 of Pastry Sampler Journal. In this issue: jewel-colored produce; pomegranates; quick breads; food coloring old-school style; cochineal beetles; tarts and tart pans; potato pies; artisan bread and candy science book reviews; basketweave tips.Recipes include: Date Nut Bread, Classic…
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Tres Leches Cake and Trois Frères Cake

Monday, June 4, 2012

For the next entry in the June pastry definition blitz: I'm talking about Tres Leches Cake and Trois Frères Cake - both cakes revolving around the number three.


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