Temecula Farmers Market, Wednesdays #Life #Tech #Temecula #RealEstate

If you’re looking for the hometown feels, look no further than Temecula’s Farmers Market. Every Wednesday from 900a to 100p, shop from a terrific selection of beautiful produce, delicious foods, and various products for the home.

One of my favorite vendors is Wild Rose Farms. They carry a lovely selection of natural soaps, lotions, and candles. I am now on my fourth jar of their soy candles. I bought “Creme Brulee” the last two times. They use a cotton wick so I feel guilt-free burning it in my home. Their candles make my home feel so cozy. I recommended their products to my friend and now, she’s hooked!

At the market, there are several vendors from farms that offer an amazing selection. We buy our produce and even cruelty-free and natural ground turkey from them. As a mom, I’m very happy to be able to offer my family healthy, natural, and organic foods.

Well, enough about me – hope to bump into you this Wednesday. Look for the white tents in the Macy’s Men & Home parking lot. See you then!

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Betty’s Pie Whole | #RealEstate

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We went to Encinitas this past weekend and tried Betty’s Pie Whole for the first time. The restaurant had so much personality, the staff was helpful and genuine, and the sweet and savory items were AMAZEBALLS. They used real butter in their pastries – You could taste the quality in each bite. We can’t wait to go again!

Pictured above is their strawberry-rhubarb pie. So good!!

Betty’s Pie Whole
Address: 155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 230-6781
Menu: bettyspiewhole.com

Mom’s Go-To #Smoothie #Recipe | #RealEstate

Mom's Go-To Smoothie RecipeThe days can get busy. And parents need to eat. I don’t always have the time nor want to expend the energy into making a meal for myself though. I used to spend $6.00 on a smoothie at the local juice place two times a week or more after the gym. Fortunately, I didn’t do that for very long because it is a costly habit. I tried several other smoothie recipes but they were either too sweet or not tasty enough to commit to.

Finally, I created a really great protein smoothie – low sugar -which I love. It may not be up your alley, but I wanted to share with you just in case. 🙂 Caution: Contains peanut butter. No dairy.

Mom’s Go-To Smoothie

  • Choose your tumbler of choice
  • Fill to the rim with ice
  • Fill tumbler of ice with vanilla rice milk, unsweetened
  • Pour into blender
  • 2.5 tablespoons of organic peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1 small squeeze of organic honey
  • Premium choc chips, if so desired
  • Blend
  • Enjoy!!

This smoothie fills me up and there’s always a little bit left over in the blender for sharing or for refills.  Let me know how you like the recipe. Feel free to post pics!

 

East Coast Food Tour | #RealEstate

 

I’ve been quiet, but I’ve been busy! We went to the East Coast for our family trip this summer to visit relatives. While there, we ate at some fun spots throughout New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and NYC. I don’t have a pic of all the yummy foods we chowed down, but I did post some photos above. 🙂

Rita’s – Evidently, there are some franchises here on the West Coast, but we regrettably never came across one. No matter though – our family took us to Rita’s every other day, LOL. Back East, they call it “water ice” and it can be mixed with their award-winning frozen, yummy custard, or served alone. After returning home, we tracked down two locations and we’ve heard of two more down south. Can’t wait to go!

Friendly’s – This restaurant is straight out of my childhood, had to take the family! They serve burgers, salads, and other items, but what they’re really known for is their amazing ice cream! The Jim Dandy is the biggest sundae. I didn’t dare touch it without assistance though so I just got small and medium sundaes – with my favorite, peanut butter. Separate times, of course, LOL.

BGR – Apparently, this is a very popular chain in the D.C. area. Their focus is specialized burgers made with high-quality ingredients. I ordered a mushroom-blue cheese turkey burger and garlic fries. So good! Their fries were insane – they’re topped with a ton of real, chopped garlic. The portions were big, we didn’t finish everything. The ambience was casual and hip, a little reminiscent of something one would find in New Orleans. The customer service was terrific, loved the crew. We’d definitely go again if we found a franchise out here.

Honorable Mention – Hoagie Haven in Princeton, NJ. Authentic, delicious, gigantic sandwiches served by a shop near the famed university. Warning – a “half” sandwich is about as big as a footlong. We took our hoagies and sat right on the lawn of Princeton University and ate underneath the trees. It was awesome.

 

Havana Kitchen – Casual Cuban, Old Town #Temecula | #RealEstate

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This town continually surprises me. My sister and brother-in-law took me to Havana Kitchen for lunch. LOVE, love, love! The ambience, the people, the food – awesome! It seems to be part restaurant, part lounge, part wine bar, part cafe. I’ve never been to Cuba, but I imagine the energy might be something similar. 🙂 Bringing The Hubs tomorrow!

Havana Kitchen – 41955 5th St. Old Town Temecula, 951-699-7300