Cooking Corner

Food and our favorite recipes are an intricate part of life. A special dish is made perhaps only at someone’s birthday, Christmas or Thanksgiving or just for summertime; the thought of which brings a flood of memories. We would like to encourage our AVO readers to send in their favorite recipe and stories/memories surrounding that […]

Cooking Corner

Cooking Corner

  Food and our favorite recipes are an intricate part of life. A special dish is made perhaps only at someone’s birthday, Christmas or Thanksgiving or just for the summer time; the thought of which brings a flood of memories. AVO readers are encouraged to send in their favorite recipe and stories/memories surrounding that recipe. […]

Cooking Corner

Cooking Corner

Food and our favorite recipes are an intricate part of life. A special dish is made perhaps only at someone’s birthday or Christmas or Thanksgiving or just for the summer time, the thought of which brings a flood of memories. We would like to encourage our AVO readers to send in their favorite recipe and […]

Cooking Corner

Narration by Jodi Thomas Editor’s Note: This is a new column which will regularly feature Donna Schumacher. Now in her mid-80’s Donna, has led a very interesting life of which the center was her love of cooking. The recipes AVO will be sharing are ones she developed and were used not only to entertain friends […]

McCormick® reveals eight flavor trends for 2015

McCormick® reveals eight flavor trends for 2015

HUNT VALLEY, MD. – McCormick & Company, a global leader in flavor, has released its Flavor Forecast® 2015, highlighting eight enticing trends that will shape the future of flavor. Now in its 15th year, the much-anticipated report drives flavor innovation and exploration throughout the food industry and in kitchens everywhere. Reflecting the rapidly increasing demand […]

Caf

Caf

Some tantalizing scents have been wafting down Reche Road lately and the source is the new Café Bloom at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery. For years Myrtle Creek has been my source for gifts, statuary, and all things green and growing. I have spent many a day enjoying the unique ambiance enhanced by rusting […]

Fall is perfect time to add interest to meals with squash

Fall is perfect time to add interest to meals with squash

Green, yellow and orange vegetables are especially high in nutrients which makes squash a good vegetable choice for meal planning. Squash, which is in the same plant family as cucumbers, watermelons and pumpkins, grows all year-round in many places and comes in a variety of sizes, from the pattypan’s round, shallow shape with scalloped edges […]

Don’t get in a rush when barbecuing chicken

Don’t get in a rush when barbecuing chicken

Barbecued chicken is one of the many favorites Californians enjoy year-round, but is one of the meat choices that is tricky to have turn out perfectly. When brushed with barbecue sauce too early in the process, barbecued chicken will burn easily. The element of sugar (or honey) in the sauce and fatty skin makes keeping […]

Valley Fort Steakhouse – A beef lover’s paradise!

Valley Fort Steakhouse – A beef lover’s paradise!

Are you “hankerin’” for a good steak? Or a “rip-roarin’” cut of prime rib? Valley Fort Steakhouse in Fallbrook is a beef lover’s paradise! Savory selections of Certified Angus Beef are just waiting for you – succulent filet mignon, tender flat iron steak, rib eye, porterhouse, top sirloin and prime rib. The prime rib, cooked […]

Strawberries are in their prime – and good for health!

Strawberries are in their prime – and good for health!

Strawberries are currently in their prime season in Fallbrook and the surrounding region. The large, vibrantly red berries can be found in all the local markets and in use by local restaurants in a variety of ways. While strawberries are likely to be the healthiest when eaten plain, this popular fruit begs to be included […]