Summer Roasted Potato Salad: It’s picnic time! I found this recipe stuck in the back of one of my Mom’s recipe folders. One of many that we are finally trying out! It’s from Betty Rosbottom, and was in the Minneapolis … continue reading . . .
10 Picks To Pack For A Week Away – Summer Style This episode of California Living takes you inside the suitcase. EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating reveals our 10 Picks To Pack For A Week Away. Not only do we share some … continue reading . . .
Kayak Anacapa Island with California’s EncinoMom! Are you visiting California or just looking to beat the San Fernando Valley heat this summer? Head out to Anacapa Island on the good ship Vanguard (operated by Island Packers) and take in the … 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 . . .
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 . . .
California Camping – Tips for a car camping trip to the mountains. EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating preps for a California camping trip to the mountains to beat summer heat in this episode of California Living. Summer days in local mountains are … 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 . . .
Freshness counts. I like to use the freshest produce possible when I cook. I grow many of my own vegetables and herbs. It’s great to be able to step outside of the kitchen and pick fresh veggies for lunch … continue reading . . .
Ever seen one of these before? It’s a solar pool heater! I’ll let you know how it works. So far, installation was a breeze: I carried the box to the back yard and my hubby set it up. It … continue reading . . .
Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend, Happy 4th of July, from EncinoMom! Photo by: Lisa Keating … continue reading . . .
Here it is; the first tomato of the season. This sun-ripened Lemon Boy was the first to the table from the vine. Right from the garden, sliced and sprinkled with a little freshly ground salt and pepper, a squeeze from … continue reading . . .
Nothing says summer like sandy flip flops abandoned by the back door. I like to keep things simple in summer. With a beach bag stocked with fresh towels, sunblock, extra hats, glasses and wraps, we’re ready for a spontaneous trip … continue reading . . .
Longing for the Lavender fields of Provence with only an afternoon to fulfill your dream? Set the nav for Cherry Hill, California where the blooming lavender perfumes the air, the olive and pine trees shade the lane and an … continue reading . . .
The largest zucchini on this platter is 22 inches long and 14 inches in circumference! This visit from the “Zucchini Genie” sparked a new recipe: 3 medium zucchinis, shredded into 6 beaten eggs with 1 cup of Feta cheese, freshly ground pepper … continue reading . . .
The start of a wonderful meal, garden fresh fruits and veggies. I shop at the local farmer’s market for the foods I don’t grow in my own garden. Here are my fresh summer veggies, ready to roast. Luscious tomatoes, baby … continue reading . . .