With a vast photo collection that includes both editorial photography for EncinoMom.com and my personal snapshots, I am always looking for a better solution to iPhoto. While I’m a diehard Apple fan, I still have the same problems organizing my … continue reading . . .
Gardenia In Bloom Snapped on a morning walk with my iphone. Fragrant Gardenias are among my most favorite flowers. This one was caught blooming just outside my front door amongst the Hydrangeas and Roses for a heady mix of fragrance … continue reading . . .
Guest Post by John Khouri Father And Son Visit Ground Zero I recently had the opportunity to take my nine-year-old son George to Ground Zero in New York City, and for the first time as a father (and educator), I … continue reading . . .
Fragrant Rose Photo From An Early Morning Walk Fragrant rose in full bloom captured on an early morning walk. At first glance this looks like a Camellia. Unlike rose bushes, Camellia bushes have no thorns, no fragrance and much larger … continue reading . . .
Figure Flattering Blues From Bri Seeley Bri Seeley’s figure flattering blues for Spring 2013 with 3/4 length sleeves and pockets, too! … continue reading . . .
JHaus Brand at LA Fashion Week Electric-blue jeans from JHaus Brand paired with plugged in violin, screaming intrumental strains of Katy Perry’s Extraterrestial rocked the runway at Vibiana in downtown LA! When the Entertainment Capitol of the world takes on … continue reading . . .
Tee Shirt Dress – Upcycle Old Favs Got a bag full of great old tee shirts headed for the rag bag? Here’s a great way to extend the life of your favorites. Great for girls, this tee shirt dress project … continue reading . . .
Lashinda Demus 2012 In case you missed the coverage, I thought you might like to see Lashinda’s first Olympic run in the 400m hurdles. Follow her as she goes for the gold in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. We’re … continue reading . . .
Beet Salad Recipe with Blood Orange and Pistachios Courtesy of Chef Tim Kilcoyne, Owner of the Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura, California. This Beet Salad Recipe with Blood Orange also uses Pistachios from Santa Barbara and locally produced goat cheese. For … continue reading . . .
Grilled Cantaloupe Recipe – so easy! This grilled cantaloupe recipe is super simple and is ready to serve in a flash! There are only two ingredients, fresh cantaloupe and fresh oranges, so I’m not sure if it even qualifies as … continue reading . . .
Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe, inspired by a Pinterest post. This easy recipe for Strawberry Bruschetta is great for serving outdoors this summer when temperatures soar. The fresh and unexpected flavor of slightly sweetened strawberries with olive oil, mellow balsamic vinegar, salt, … continue reading . . .
Memorial Day Weekend is here and we are ready to grill! Sliced crook necked squash, red peppers, asparagus and fresh rosemary from the garden are arranged and ready to head to the BBQ. Drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and … continue reading . . .
Ever seen these in your local market? I didn’t buy any, but couldn’t resist snapping a pic of these odd looking citrus fruits. Locally grown here in California, I’m so curious about what to do with these. If you’ve tried … continue reading . . .
Slice these exotic fruits in half and eat them right out of their skin with a spoon. Creamy, sweet and delicious with a custard-like flesh. Don’t eat the beautiful black seeds, they’re toxic. Scoop the flesh of four fruits (pulp … continue reading . . .
New Year, New Juice. EncinoMom’s Juice Review by Lisa Keating At the offices of EncinoMom, we received two new juices neatly packaged in a mini-cooler. In our Taste Kitchen, we poured the Juiceology juices into a variety of glasses for … continue reading . . .
If you find yourself having a hard time getting into the spirit of the season, try a trip to the snow! For us Angelenos snow can be reached in about an hour (depending on exactly where you start). When it … continue reading . . .
Raw Pumpkin Salad Recipe This raw pumpkin salad recipe is refreshing and hearty, perfect for an afternoon in Autumn. I just learned that you can eat pumpkin raw! I never considered it before, but it’s just another kind of squash! … continue reading . . .
Albuquerque, New Mexico fills with the magical site of hot air balloons from around the world, ascending into the pure blue expanse over the rainbow. If life at home feels a little like Kansas before the storm, add this technicolor … continue reading . . .
It’s that time of year when my mind turns to the season of harvests and scarecrows begin to crop up around doorsteps and driveways in my neighborhood. Here, in this garden plot, a pair of sun ravaged umbrellas turn their … continue reading . . .
Watermelon Salad Recipe Fresh from the Farmer’s Market, this super sweet watermelon keeps the taste of summer in the house even when the kids are back to school. Try cutting it in bite sized cubes (or balls) and mixing with … continue reading . . .