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Happy Holidays from Your Neighbors! If you are looking for some San Diego Holiday Activities close to home, Encinitas has events that offer the friendliness of Carmel Valley and the charm of the beach.  Plus, its just up the freeway from the Carmel Valley San Diego community. On December 8th, 15th, and 22nd, participating shops located […]

Winter Wonderland. Though being home in Carmel Valley for the holidays can’t be beat, a close second is celebrating abroad.  Follow local resident and our travel editor Cynthia Dial and her family to Austria for Christmas in Salzburg and New Year’s in Vienna.   My arrival to Europe for our dream-come-true, first-ever family holiday abroad was […]

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CV CRANBERRY RELISH Here’s a terrific recipe for cranberry relish that I found on the Food Network. Why is it so terrific…all the ingredients are readily available at any Carmel Valley San Diego community grocery store, its VERY simple and quick to prepare and most important it tastes great. It’s a wonderful alternative to the […]

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How to hit the world’s great destinations when the crowds aren’t there Though San Diego’s Carmel Valley is known for its year-around perfect weather, making every season “high season” in our locale of perfection, local resident and travel expert, Cynthia Dial shares why traveling to around-the-world spots at a time of the year when it’s […]

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A San Diego Thanksgiving “Do’s” and “Dont’s” – A Carmel Valley Homeowners Survival Guide. Clogged drains are not what most people think about when they make Thanksgiving plans, but countless thousands of Americans will be adding a plumber to their guest lists sometime during the long weekend. Did you know Black Friday is the busiest day […]

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My mom, Liz, has always been and still is the inspiration for my love of “all things cooking”. She is not a gourmet cook but her food, as basic and uncomplicated as it may be, is always delicious. At eighty nine she still makes the best cream puffs I’ve ever eaten, and of course from […]

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During this Thanksgiving season, its important for the community of Carmel Valley San Diego to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Here are just some quick and simple suggestions to having a Guilt Free Thanksgiving! Water Before the eating frenzy even gets started, down 2 glasses of water. Regulate hunger Speed up metabolism Turkey Oven baked NOT […]

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Holiday Gift Giving

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With the holidays just around the corner, children and adults alike are struggling to find that “right” gift for a loved one and become concerned with issues such as quantity, quality, degree of personal appreciation, and amount of money available for gift buying in an economy that is tight for many.  The giving of a […]

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I hope all the Carmel Valley cooks are painstakingly planning their Christmas dinners… or I should say, Holiday Dinners, to be politically correct…and if you’re not, shame on you because you should be.  If your family is like mine you, you probably have a traditional menu for the meal that you’ve come to love and […]

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Listen up parents, if your kids get bored over the upcoming Holiday vacation, things could get rough. However, some simple things you can do will not only make the Holiday time for enjoyable for them, but also for you with Holiday activities. Although many children complain about school work, the social benefits of the school […]

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Healthy Holidays I can’t believe I ate the whole thing! 3 key components to healthy weight management are setting short and long term goals, a structured schedule, and discipline.  Yet when it comes to the holidays, all of those factors are put to the test.  Here are 5 reasons why people tend to gain weight […]

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Where Eagles Dare

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Living in a coastal environment, residents of San Diego are no strangers to spotting sea gulls; but to experience the world’s largest concentration of bald eagles, a trip to Canada is the ticket. To learn more, read details shared by local resident Cynthia Dial. The year 1994 was a banner one for Brackendale, B. C. […]

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