Gorditas La Tia, Casual Dining in Rosarito

Things I Love About Rosarito series While living in Rosarito, I have tried a handful of the suggested “good” restaurants from the local, expat set and unfortunately have been very disappointed. I find that they have been among the priciest also; Susanna’s, The Bistro, Estancia, Tapanco, Bety’s Burgers. I have not had much desire to return to ANY of them. …

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Our Big Slow Down; What I’ve Learned

It was perfect. Our youngest had moved into a new stage of her life. She had just returned from a semester abroad after graduating high school and now she was off to start college away from home. Our eldest was already in her last year of college away from home and would be starting her career immediately with a job …

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This photo was taken by noted photographer, Josue Castro, who is well-known for his black and white portraits of talented chef personalities.

A Young Chef Lost, Tragedy Close to Home

I’ve worked with many chefs in my day in this food industry. One of the greatest parts of my job is the opportunity to watch the trajectory of chefs and observe their passion and desire for the mastery of the culinary arts. At the same time, I have been witness to the deterioration of chefs by the most powerful pressure; …

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San Diego! Stop Trying to Be SF, NYC & LA

WE’RE DIFFERENT AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE F’ING AMAZING San Diego is AN INCREDIBLE place to be for food enthusiasts. We spend so much time trying to be a food scene powerhouse but miss the mark in spreading the message of how abundant our options are. Each time I travel, my palate is relieved to come home. Sure. There are great …

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My Malong. Not a Filipino Costume.

This is not a costume. This is my lounge around the house clothing. I have them in several different patterns and I’ve never considered them. I just never thought about the malong as anything different from wearing yoga pants and tees.

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Checklist for a Weekend in Valle de Guadalupe

YAY! You are gonna have a GREAT TIME. So you’ve decided to enjoy some time exploring Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe? I couldn’t be a bigger fan. The Valle and surrounding communities of San Antonio de las Minas, El Porvenir and Franciso Zarco were once just small farming communities dotted with a few wineries. It has grown into a thriving …

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