Month: July 2016

Creating Pasta at Sur La Table [Cooking Class]

Tucked away in an unassuming mall in San Diego awaits an opportunity for culinary exploration… Sur La Table in Fashion Valley, San Diego is home to kitchen eye candy, shiny gizmos and gadgets and colorful tools that call out to all levels of foodies like a siren’s song. It is, in short, a foodie paradise. But that’s just the front of the store. Tucked away in the back, behind a glass wall, is a great little kitchen with ample counter space and multi-grilled gas burners where ordinary folks like you and me can gather and learn from some pretty...

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Delicious Surprises: Herringbone Restaurant La Jolla, CA

You never know what you’ll find when wandering the California coast in the fog… There is a lot to love about LaJolla California, one of San Diego’s prettiest (and most expensive) seaside villages. We were heading home after a day in downtown San Diego and didn’t originally plan on stopping for dinner; however, since it was getting close to sunset (that magical hour) I wanted to stroll along the beach and say goodbye to another beautiful day. The trick about planning to see the sun set on the coast is that while it may be perfectly clear on the...

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Artists, Heroes, and Running on Empty [Guest Essay]

“As far as the search for truth is concerned, 98% of our thinking is rubbish. The remaining 2% is garbage. Throw it all out and be empty!” -Advaita Master Sri Mooji The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway begins with this famous epigraph: “Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.” Is it a foreshadowing of the last days and untimely death in Africa of the protagonist-a failed writer who, like the leopard, never reaches his pinnacle? Or, did the...

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