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Restaurant Review: Double Standard

When a Gaslamp restaurant distinguishes itself by serving unusually good food, it becomes positively memorable.

Art for the Ages

Local nonprofits empower teens with education and outlets for expression

Keeping the Spirit Alive

A Hillcrest garden maintains the historical integrity of its original designer, Milton Sessions

The Line Drive

Simplicity of design guided the architecture of a home for a former Padres player and his wife
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Archive »Home Design

Designing an Inviting Kitchen

A kitchen can be functional but bland and. You can add interest in the kitchen through the use of color. Here’s how.

Visually Enlarge Small Rooms

When designing their abodes, homeowners often find themselves hitting a wall when it comes to small spaces. The end goal is to make those rooms feel more open and comfortable. Here are four tips for making a small room appear larger.

Backdrop Colors

Tastes can change over time, which is fine because paint is easy to change. Here are seven great colors that provide a nice backdrop for enduring style and flexibility. When you’re ready to update your spaces, just swap out area rugs, pillows and other accessories.
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Archive »Gardening

Thinning Fruit Trees

Nearly all fruit trees will benefit from some thinning. Proper thinning leads to larger, tastier fruit that is less likely to suffer from pests and disease. Here are three easy tips to guide you.

A Guide to Watering

The root zone of every plant requires three things: air, earth and water. Water is essential for the plant’s uptake of soil nutrients. Moisture in the soil also governs how deeply a plant sends its root into the earth, and this in turn is related to its ability to withstand drought. There is more to watering than simply turning on sprinklers. Dwindling resources demand you water efficiently.

Essential Edibles

Here are a few of my favorite essential veggies and herbs to grow. Some are common, some are new, but all are easy to grow. Give one a try this year.
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Archive »Lifestyle

Art for the Ages

Melissa Inez Walker opened ArtHatch in 2004 to support and sell the work of emerging international artists and provide studio space for local artists. The 7,000-square-foot Escondido facility houses a gallery and 14 artists’ studios.

Defining Moments

Often, the most basic questions are the most difficult to answer. What is the meaning of life? Is time real? What is fine art photography?

Celebrating Theodor Geisel

Although Theodore Geisel spent the first half of his life on the East Coast, it was after he moved to La Jolla that he wrote his most famous books, including The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. And though the books were written for children, the whimsy in words and illustrations equally beguiles adults.
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Archive »Restaurants & Food

Apple and Goat Cheese Quiche

Executive Chef Pascal Vignau of Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge in Carlsbad brings a highly accessible French flair to some of the kitchen’s best-selling dishes, including this flavorful quiche.

Belgian Endive with Gruyère and Prosciutto

Weyerbacher Brewing Company’s relatively simple recipe from The American Craft Beer Cookbook by John Holl impresses guests with its harder-than-it-looks presentation. Belgian endive provides a crisp base for the rich ham and cheese.

Peri-Peri Sauce

La Jolla Cooks 4 U chef and founder Jodi Abel traveled to South Africa and brought back this authentic peri-peri sauce recipe. “Whether you grill or pan sear, it’s the perfect sauce for marinating fish, calamari or chicken,” Jodi says.
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