Living in the Mid-Wilshire Area of Los Angeles

Diversity is the name of the game in Mid-Wilshire, not just in terms of culture and religion, but also in terms of architecture, real estate, and shopping and dining options. A mix of magnificent homes, inclusive schools, and hip-and-happening restaurants make it one of the most...

Oak Glen Apple Orchards

Weekend Adventure: Apple Picking at Oak Glen Orchards!  One of the most scenic spots in Southern California, Oak Glen is nestled in the heart of Apple Country, where it is cooler in the summer and winter offers enough snow to make snowmen. Folks can come up...

Weekend Recipe: Chicken and Tomato Stuffed Spaghetti Squash!

Weekend Recipe: Chicken and Tomato Stuffed Spaghetti Squash! INGREDIENTS 1 large spaghetti squash Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Olive oil 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed 3 garlic cloves, minced 4 roma tomatoes, diced 8 ounces spinach 1 jar (approx 24 ounces) marinara sauce ½ cup fresh basil ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper PREPARATION 1. Preheat oven to 375˚F/190˚C.2....

Weekend Adventure: The Imperial Sand Dunes!

Weekend Adventure: The Imperial Sand Dunes! The Imperial Sand Dunes, sometimes called the Algodones Dunes, are the largest mass of sand dunes in California. This dune system extends for more than 40 miles along the eastern edge of the Imperial Valley agricultural region in a band...

Weekend Recipe: Fluffy Jelly Donuts

Weekend Recipe: Fluffy Jelly Donuts Celebrate Hanukkah with these delicious and fluffy jelly doughnuts, or sufganiyot, as they’re called in Israel. Plus, this recipe is made in a bag so it’s super clean and easy! Eat them right away because homemade doughnuts turn into bricks overnight!INGREDIENTS (10...

Skiing in Lake Tahoe!

Weekend Adventure: Skiing in Lake Tahoe! Lake Tahoe has been a vacation destination for over three thousand years, when the Washoe and Paiute Indians enjoyed their summer R&R at the Lake. For just about as long, Lake Tahoe has elicited superlatives from its visitors. The Washoe called it...

Weekend Recipe: S'more Brownies!

Weekend Recipe: S'more Brownie Bites! Ingredients (Yield: 24 brownies) 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips 1/2 cup sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup quinoa flour 3/4 cup mini marshmallows 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs or 4...

Wisdom Tree Hike

Weekend Hike: The Wisdom Tree A rugged three mile out-and-back in the newest section of Griffith Park. This trail features relentless ascents and tremendous views of Griffith Park, heading to a unique lone tree. The trail then traverses a ridge east toward Cahuenga Peak with an even more...