Rooting for the Radish

by Catharine L. Kaufman — a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink Dear Kitchen Shrink: I seem to like culinary challenges—such as buying unfamiliar produce even before I have a clue about their flavors or modes of preparation … Read More

Claire’s on Cedros

Claire’s on Cedros Bakery and Café 246 North Cedros Solana Beach, CA 92075 Phone: 858-259-8597 Claires on Cedros Serves Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch Hours: Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday … Read More

Asparagus & Tomato Salad

Both the phallic-shaped asparagus and the luscious tomato that translates to “love apple” in many languages, have been favored as aphrodisiacs since ancient times. So it’s not surprising that my hot-blooded Transylvanian-Hungarian ancestors have come … Read More


(Use organics if at all possible. They taste better and save on doctor bills) 1 16-ounce bag of shredded broccoli or two heads of fresh chopped broccoli 1/2 small red pepper, diced 1/2 small yellow … Read More

Blood Orange Roasted Beet Salad

You can actually taste spring in my friend Megan Reichman’s recipe. As the Chef of the San Diego Paradise Point Resort’s famed Baleen seafood restaurant, Megan keeps diners coming back for her mouthwatering creations. 2 … Read More