Ian Anderson 5 p.m., March 23
Pretty, but not too thirsty
On the hottest day of last summer, we hosted a wedding reception in our backyard. The thermometer hit 103 degrees as the guests arrived at 2:30 in the afternoon. Our guests clustered in the shady ...
There’s Cookies Tonight, the Cravory, Good Stuff Cookie...
My daughter likes to bake at home, so when her birthday comes along, she likes to make it special by bringing in professional confections. But this year, she has begged off cake — including cake ...
That one hazelnut-chocolate spread isn’t the only one
Which one comes out on top?
A preemptive strike against the summer doldrums
“It is not mandatory to give or receive a hug, but we have not had any recipients deny one yet.”
Your little peeps could be running every month, sometimes twice
My teens participated in the Color in Motion 5K chalk run last month with a bunch of their friends. They returned triumphant after the jaunt around Qualcomm Stadium, looking as if they had returned from ...
Let’s get out of the house on Easter
“Our big, gentle bunny will provide a great photo op and hand out small bubble bottles.”
Whimsical (and affordable) touches
Our backyard’s prima donna moment comes in late March and early April. The wild lilac’s violet blue flowers complement the rose bushes’ magenta blooms. Orange and lime tree blossoms compete with the tiny pink blooms ...
Computer science education classes and camps for the young'uns
“Sometimes the kids have to solve a puzzle, and sometimes they have to take a quiz.”
San Diego lovey-dovey stuff
Sitting in the sun, dreaming up Valentine’s Day for my man... Spoiled much, San Diego? I was thinking. Our problem here isn’t finding something to do, it’s choosing from so many options. Where I grew ...
Swiss Miss? Ghirardelli? Trader Joe’s?
Cocoas with chemicals and some that prompt squeals