Memorial Day BBQ

Though summer officially starts in June, for many, Memorial Day is the annual first chance to get together with friends for a warm weather cookout.

Cheesecake fans have ancient Greeks to thank for this beloved dessert.

Mother’s Day Desserts

MACKENZIE FILSON  We love our moms and we don’t know about you, our moms really love dessert. And when you really think about it, dessert

One of the most picturesque spots for Mother’s Day brunch is Le Chene French Cuisine on Sierra Highway. Photo Le Chene.

Make it a Memorable Mother’s Day 

By Michele E. Buttelman  In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. This year’s celebration

Dinner and Dessert in the SCV

Or just a memorable dessert By Jim Walker Sometimes, you want to go out for a great dinner, followed by a dessert that goes beyond

The SCV’s Most Romantic Restaurants 

Where to celebrate that special evening  By Jim Walker  If you’re still trying to make up for a blown Valentine’s Day, or have a relationship-celebratory

The California Wine Festival – Carlsbad is a two-day event which includes a Friday Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting and Saturday Beachside Wine Festival. Photo Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa.

California Beer and Wine Festivals 

By Michele E. Buttelman  May and June abound with California wine and beer festivals. There is a festival for everyone including those looking for high

Enjoy chef demos at the Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival held Memorial Day weekend.

Foodie Festival Fun 

By Michele E. Buttelman  California’s food festivals are back! Last year many food festivals returned to operation, but some were scaled back events and other

Irish Beef Stew 

Guinness + Stew = St. Patrick’s Day Gold  by MAKINZE GORE  Traditionally, an Irish stew (aka Guinness Stew) is made with lamb, which you can

Associated Press photo

Tips for Buying Wine From A Store

By Jeff Flowers  Purchasing wine is always an exciting event, especially when you are new to the scene. Any savvy shopper can recall that feeling

The Thanksgiving Table

By Michele E. Buttelman   Your Thanksgiving table might look slightly different this year. The cost of a traditional home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner has increased significantly from

Plan B Wine Cellars is a high-end craft winery specializing is red varietals.

Ventura County Wine Trail

By Michele E. Buttelman  According to the Beverage Trade Network California is the largest wine producing region in the United States with more than 1,200