SCV’s Best Salads

For many years, I prided myself on being a woman who would not order a salad as a meal in a restaurant. Nope, I liked hearty food, no matter the season, not a bowl of limp, uninspiring vegetables drowned in dressing.

Surreal beauty at Bryce Canyon

Attracting about 2.7 million visitors per year, Bryce Canyon National Park might be a bit crowded but is way more manageable to navigate than neighboring Zion National Park, which hosts 4.5 million visitors annually.

Crafting Like the Pros

It’s a Thursday night at A R Workshop in Saugus and between the sounds of wood being sanded and electric drills whirring, there is laughter

Classic Mexican Food, Served with a Smile

Already a mainstay in the Antelope Valley, where it has operated three restaurants for several decades, Medrano’s Mexican Restaurant headed south 9 months ago to

Spring & Summer Gardening Tips

Are you feeling a need to get your hands dirty and grow something beautiful (or tasty)? You’re not alone! “Spring has sprung. When people see

A Taste of Hawaii in Santa Clarita

The Hawaiian plate lunch can trace its humble roots back to the late 1800s, when plantation workers would take along a carb- and protein-rich combination

Seniors keep moving with Sit N Be Fit

It’s 9:30 a.m. and the auditorium at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is swinging to the sounds of Elvis Presley. “I’m in love, I’m

Looking at some of SCV’s best delis

Authenticity, freshness and flavor served with a side of personal interaction is what makes a deli become a neighborhood favorite. On a Friday afternoon at

Flea watch 2019: Protect your pets

Fleas aren’t super common in the Santa Clarita Valley, but due to recent record rainfall, that could all change in 2019. “Usually I see maybe

Chyll is full of delicious surprises

What’s a cross between an ice cream parlor, American diner and an Asian food court? Chyll Rolled Creamery and Boba in Castaic. Anyone familiar with

Best soups in the SCV

When it’s cold and rainy outside, what really hits the spot? Soup, of course. It’s got everything you need in one hot, steamy bowl of

Cooking for your furry friends

When I adopted my dog Melvin in 2014, he was 9 years old and appeared to be in great health, except for some dental issues

Jasmine Thai hits all the right notes

Of all the Asian cuisines, Thai food is my favorite. There’s something about its unique ability to marry sweet, sour, spicy, salty, and bitter that

Old Meets New at Barn & Charm

From the time she was a little girl, Carol Reesha appreciated the appeal of antiques. “My mom took me to antique stores all the time.

Presenting the SCV’s Panini Palace

The humble sandwich isn’t always cause for excitement. Unless you’re talking about a hot, toasty, melty bundle of goodness, like those found at Newhall’s Panini

Presenting the SCV’s Panini Palace

The humble sandwich isn’t always cause for excitement. Unless you’re talking about a hot, toasty, melty bundle of goodness, like those found at Newhall’s Panini