Eureka! Columbia, California, Historic Gem

The Gold Rush in Columbia, California started in March 1850 by some Mexican miners in this scenic town in the mountains of Tuolumne County. Although the handful of men secretly moved their camp to the place where they had discovered … continue reading . . .

EncinoMom on a (California) Mission

California Mission, San Juan Batista. Photo by Warren Keating.

It’s that time of year when 4th graders throughout our state, study the California missions. Here are a couple of snaps from a recent trip to one of my childhood favorites. Can you guess which one it is? Here’s a … continue reading . . .

My Name is Lisa, and I’m a Tomato Maniac

“Hi, Lisa.” Walk with us through Encino on this lovely Sunday morning as we trudge through the mud to Tomatomania at Tapia Brothers (Hayvenhurst & 101). We started the morning at Encino Elementary’s Pancake Palooza where we had lavish lattes … continue reading . . .

Spring Ahead Backyard Campout

What a fun way to celebrate setting the clocks ahead an hour! What better way to spend a short Saturday night than camping out in your own backyard? Friends joined in for scary story time around the fire and S’mores … continue reading . . .

Irish Whiskey Pudding

Photo of Irish Whiskey Pudding in blue glass desert cups for EncinoMom.com.

Irish Whiskey Pudding Recipe – Best Laid Plans Pudding perfect, before garnish. Plan A Ingredients assembled and ready to begin. This works best if all of your ingredients are room temperature. 1/2 cup powdered sugar 6 farm fresh eggs (yolks … continue reading . . .

How To Grow Killer Tomatoes – EncinoMom Asks Laura Taylor

How To Grow Killer Tomatoes - EncinoMom Interviews Laura Taylor

Need more? Local tomato expert, Laura Taylor, of Laura Taylor At Home, offers fantastic classes and her tomato calendar will make your mouth water while keeping you on track throughout the year. Great gift for tomato loving Mothers just in time … continue reading . . .

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