Jeff Smith 6 p.m., Feb. 27
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“Juicy brightness dapples your palate like light filtering through a poppy parasol.”
Put the boredom on ice
“Word has it that the San Diego Ice Arena in Mira Mesa is the ‘it’ spot for tweens and teens on Friday nights.”
The school offers a stationary carpeted slope and a revolving carpet to help practice skills off the snow.
When baby fat isn’t baby fat
“We made butternut squash mac ’n’ cheese, with squash substituting for cream. The kids were blown away.”
New Year’s Eve festivities in the Kelly home bounce between ringing in the year at private house parties to lounging at home with appetizers, drinks, and movies. “We’ve never done the Downtown NYE party scene, ...
From succulents to air plants, living holiday wreaths grow on you.
“There’s an ocean-themed wreath that uses starfish instead of poinsettias. It looks very cool.”
Annual high point for inner lumberjacks
You can choose and cut your own tree, or if you are not feeling your inner lumberjack, the farm will cut your tree for you.
I have joined the clumsy throng: I have cracked my iPhone screen. “I got into this by learning to fix my own phone,” said Dakota Claussen of Quick Fix Tech Repair downtown (619-702-8071; quickfixtechrepair.com). “Then ...
“I’m a fan of subtle home decorating for the holidays,” offered pal Nancy. “Just not into plastic pilgrims and strobe-lit pumpkins. Thanksgiving in our home is pumpkins hollowed out and filled with succulents, tall clear ...
“I might make a lasagna that uses vegetables instead of pasta noodles.”
Tough judgment at the gummy bear taste-test table.
“Gummy bears have a magical light-capturing quality to them that makes people smile.”