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Sorrel and Spring Onion Rustic Tart

Sorrel and Spring Onion Rustic Tart

Spring is already starting to burst forth at local farmer’s market, so this Tart is the perfect seasonal appetizer to prepare for your first ‘outdoor’ gathering of the season!

Fighting Back Time with goPure’s Firm & Lift Serum

Fighting Back Time with goPure’s Firm & Lift Serum

I’ll be honest. I’m in full battle mode against skin aging. As a teen, I sunbathed for hours in baby oil and I think SPF 5 was about as much sun protection as I would use. Now, I’m much older, wiser, and so annoyed with…

Hey, Why Are Tomatoes Red?

Hey, Why Are Tomatoes Red?

You may not be familiar with lycopene, but she’s one antioxidant that deserves some stage time. Let’s start with Act One and familiarize ourselves with this leading lady of the carotenoid clan. She’s feisty, she’s fierce, and she will paint this town red. At the surface, lycopene is an antioxidant who shows up in all your favorite red-pink fruits: watermelon, grapefruit, papaya, and of course, tomatoes. But unlike her green and orange antioxidant cousins, lycopene can really stand up to heat and only gets stronger when the pressure is on. (more…)

How To Sleep When You Have Anxiety

How To Sleep When You Have Anxiety

Did you know that anxiety is the number one mental disorder in the United States affecting over 80 million people 16 years and older? Find out how getting good sleep is integral for good mental health.

Tips for fussy eaters, how to broaden their horizons

Tips for fussy eaters, how to broaden their horizons

A lot of kids can be really fussy with what they eat, leaving parents despairing at another night of pizza and fries. Here are some handy tips on how to get your kids to be a little bit more adventurous in their meal choices.

5 Exciting Collaborations Between Fashion and Interior Design

5 Exciting Collaborations Between Fashion and Interior Design

It has been a fantastic year for collaboration between fashion and interior design! We have seen several brands fuse and twist their products to produce the most striking accessories, clothing, and design items, bearing a delightful and uncanny resemblance to each company involved. From Versace Home to Dolce & Gabbana, there are lots of collaborations happening. Here is a list of some of my favorites. (more…)

Spicy Shakshuka Recipe

Spicy Shakshuka Recipe

Shakshuka is a popular Middle Eastern and North African dish that may date back all the way to the Ottoman Empire. It’s an easy delicious egg recipe that is also a staple dish in Israel. Need to impress some breakfast guests? This tasty shaksuka recipe is a sure…

Building Trust Between Caregiver & Senior Patient In Home Health Care

Building Trust Between Caregiver & Senior Patient In Home Health Care

If you have older parents who may be in need of in home health, how do you make your loved ones feel comfortable with the transition of someone new being in their home?

Irish Jalapeño Jelly

Irish Jalapeño Jelly

Ahh, St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us! I love making this hot jalapeno jelly every year to give out to friends and neighbors. Are jalapenos Irish? Nope – not in the least, but as a native San Diegan it’s my way of bringing my south of the border flavor to my Irish heritage. Plus, who doesn’t love green jalapeno jelly smothered on top of cream cheese and served with crackers?

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Easy Irish Soda Bread

Easy Irish Soda Bread

In continuing with our St.Patrick’s Day Irish themed food series, here is a super easy recipe for Irish Soda Bread. You may mix and knead the bread by hand, but if you have a stand up Kitchenaid mixer, I really recommend using it as this…