Trying out a healthier rice

Trying out a healthier rice

Michele Howard Special to the Village News I’m not sure why, but my brain works overtime when thinking of new ideas for a tantalizing dish to create. For a week, I kept thinking of the black rice I bought and what I could make with it. It looks exotic, and has a great nutty flavor. […]

Dive into pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust

Dive into pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust

FALLBROOK – Pumpkins are readily available in fall, when people carve jack-o’-lanterns out of pumpkins for Halloween or serve up pumpkin pie after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. People who are unsatisfied with plain old pumpkin pie can add something new to their repertoire this fall by cooking up the following recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake with […]

How to select a pumpkin for cooking

FALLBROOK – One of the more vivid sights this time of year are the bright, orange pumpkins that adorn walkways and front porches of homes and businesses. Not only are pumpkins ideal for decorating, but they’re also great to eat. Some people who plan to carve jack-o-lanterns mistakenly believe the same type of pumpkin can […]

Impress guests with homemade salsa at your next soirée

Impress guests with homemade salsa at your next soirée

FALLBROOK – Gatherings of family and friends are better with food, and few foods are more universally beloved than salsa. Whether they’re hosting a gathering for the big game or a celebration of Hispanic culture and cuisine, hosts who want to go the extra mile can forgo store-bought salsa for the following homemade recipe for […]

Simple vegetarian dishes pack a flavorful punch

Simple vegetarian dishes pack a flavorful punch

FALLBROOK – Vegetarian dishes are often loaded with flavor, which might come as a surprise to those who do not adhere to vegetarian diets. In fact, many dishes that originated in India, a country known for its flavorful, spicy cuisine, are vegetarian dishes that are popular the world over, among vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. For […]

Make a lunch kids will devour

Make a lunch kids will devour

FALLBROOK – Children can be picky eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods their kids will consume. Family dinners are challenging enough, but lunches kids will love can be even more difficult to come by. Parents can prepare lunches kids are certain to devour by thinking outside of the traditional lunch box. Using […]

Fallbrook Garden Club picnics promote companionship

Fallbrook Garden Club picnics promote companionship

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Garden Club held its annual summer picnic, Aug. 3, at Live Oak Park. While there wasn’t a great turnout, those members who came had a great time enjoying the food and companionship. Since it was a very hot day, the potluck menu consisted mainly of pasta salads, macaroni salad, gelatin salad, […]

Don’t let dragon fruit scare you

Don’t let dragon fruit scare you

One of the oddest looking exotic fruit grown here in the Fallbrook area is dragon fruit. Despite its scaly appearance, the plant that produces it is in the cacti family. The succulent grows as vines with large flowers that bloom at night and result in grapefruit size fruit that is sweet and juicy. Originally from […]

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