Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter

Carrot cupcakes, cream cheese frosting, toasted coconut and malt balls.

Click for recipe.

Modifications for cupcakes:

*Bake for approx. 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

*Toast sweetened coconut on a sheet pan at 350 degrees, watching closely and turning over with spatula every few minutes to ensure even browning.

*Frost cupcakes and dip into coconut (or sprinkle on top).

*Add a few candy 'eggs'.

And they are ready to serve.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Harbor Walk

Dana Point.

Beautiful boats.

Impressive yachts.

Fun to walk along and check out the names...from the serious to the whimsical to the play on words.

Monday, 18 March 2013


Recent rock slides along Torrey Pines State Beach have created a runoff of spectacular stripes across the sand.

This shade on a fan deck might be called 'October Leaf', 'Cinnamon Stick' or 'Spicy Red'.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

How will you be celebrating...with spuds or whisky?

See's divinity-filled cocoa-covered potato is a very sweet way to enjoy the holiday!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Cake Club Competition

This afternoon we stumbled upon San Diego's Cake Club Competition held at the La Jolla Village Square Mall.

The show benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charity - so guess who showed up with his big red clown feet?

Below are some of the amazing cakes on display.

Yes, these really are CAKES!

Ronald sighting #1

Ronald sighting #2

Bye Ronald!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Beyond Utilitarian

Ocean Beach or O.B. has personality.

Many of the homes are Craftsman cottages or colorful bungalows.

Walking through a neighborhood is a great way to see this fun/funky beach town.

The details are intriguing...

A mail 'box' built into the fence.

Ornate lampposts dot the street.

And reach and mingle with the palm trees.

A grand 'entrance' in a casual neighborhood.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Spring Forward

Set the clocks an hour ahead this weekend.

Losing a little sleep will be worth the lighter, seemingly longer, evenings ahead.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Ocean Beach Kite Festival

Clear day, just enough wind.

Fancy kites mixed in with those the children made.

Live music. 

Free hot dogs.

At a park in Ocean Beach.