Tasting Party TipsA tasting party is a great excuse for people to have fun together and learn about wine at the same time. Following are a few tips to make your party a success.Guest List -- Send invites at least two weeks in advance, and let them know whether they should bring a bottle, or if yo...
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After you've had turkey dinner, turkey sandwiches, and more turkey, here's a warm, holidayish recipe that hits the spot when you're tired of the bird.Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet PotatoesIngredients -- Serves 44 pork chops 2 onions -- sliced into rings 2 sweet potatoes -- sliced 2 apples -- p...
Busy schedules and fast-food restaurants have been chipping away at family mealtime for so long now that it's often difficult to get your family together to share a meal.And, as a real estate professional, you often are showing homes or writing up contracts during this important time.But mealtime...
8 Easy Steps to Tasting Wine -- without being pretentious and actually enjoying the wine.Many future wine lovers get their first "taste" of the grape during the holidays, a wedding, or some other celebration. Some people don't like it, some love it, and some are ambivalent.At some point in time -...
OK, the kids are all amped up on a sugar high -- too much candy! What to do? Well, as I watch the birds and squirrels get ready, I figure I better enjoy the outdoors a bit myself.It doesn't have to be springtime to have some fun bird watching. In fact, depending on where you live, you may have be...
Attention Ocean View Condo Buyers -- just wanted to let you know I've seen a few good values on Solana Beach under $500k. This was unheard of 18 months ago. 
It's barely 9 a.m. and I guess taking my 3 kids trick-or-treating last night took it's tool, as I'm not able to concentrate on real estate quite yet.But, I've been wanting to take my wife out for dinner and a movie -- but can't find a movie worth seeing. As a movie buff, here's what's going on in...
As a Southern Californian, you have a bit more time than most to winterize your yard and garden. However, here's some tips for those in all climates.Clean Up -- Cut down and remove annuals and vegetables. After the first hard frost, cut back faded or dead foliage on perennials. Never compost dise...
Greetings -- I hope to share and discover fun things to do in Solana Beach. I know the market is a bit slow, but come on, it's Solana Beach, a great place to live and play. Chat soon.

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