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The Sweet Truth about Manuka Honey


You’ve probably seen it in health food stores. Manuka honey is all the rage. But what makes it special? But isn’t honey itself special? Well, first of all, manuka honey is produced by bees that pollinate the manuka bush, also known as manuka myrtle or New Zealand tea tree. It is native to New Zealand and Australia, which is why…

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Let Your Soul Soar at the House of Blues Gospel Brunch

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Celebrate Sundays at the new House of Blues in Anaheim. Enjoy a delicious buffet and live music at the world-famous Gospel Brunch. Where can you feed your appetite and your soul at the same time? Answer: The House of Blues in Anaheim on Sundays during their Gospel Brunch! I had the opportunity to attend the World Famous Gospel Brunch recently…

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Huntington Beach Surfing Circle of Honor : Eyewitness

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A few months ago, Don Ramsey of the Ramsey Brothers Band and the Kowabunga Van Klan, asked me to come to the International Surfing Museum in Downtown Huntington Beach. He thought that I should meet the museum’s director Diana Dehm. And so I did. One Sunday afternoon, I met with Don and Diana in a small room at the museum on…

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What I learned from Women’s Wellness Day

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15th Annual Women’s Wellness Day features renowned author and chef Alice Waters By some stroke of luck, I won two tickets to the annual Women’s Wellness Day hosted by the UC Irvine Health Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine. (Thank you, Facebook.) The event was held at the Irvine Marriott hotel and I brought my friend Anne along to experience…

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Out and About: Spring Menus at Five Crowns and Back Bay Bistro

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When you are lucky enough to be invited to two menu tastings at two popular restaurants on two consecutive days, you say yes and put on your stretchy pants and get ready for a mouthwatering journey. Five Crowns in Corona Del Mar is an Orange County institution so I consider any opportunity to visit, quite the treat. The charming replica…

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Entrepreneur’s Life Beyond Coffeeshops

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“I’ve spent a lot of time in coffee shops…” – quoting myself in My Life in Coffeeshops- An Entrepreneur’s Journey, originally posted on LinkedIn. — Much time has passed since I last wrote, and since I last worked at a coffee shop. After leaving my job, I ventured out on my own, with a handful of social media marketing and…

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Bowling for Fun

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When you have tweens and teens and are trying to find a way to get together with another family with same-age kids, it can be challenging to find an activity that both adults and reluctant kids would enjoy. So when the idea of meeting up with our friends for a post-holiday game of bowling came up, we went for it.…

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The Coolest: Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

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“We have become a nation obsessed with hot sauce.” – Denver Nicks in “Hot Sauce Nation: America’s Burning Obsession.” In November, Gringo Bandito released their Special Edition 2016 Private Reserve hot sauce. The recipe featured the yellow bhut, yellow moruga and yellow Carolina Reaper. A limited number of bottles were produced, just like fine wine, this hot sauce is available…

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Out and About: Tasting Naugles Tacos for the First Time

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For the longest time, I kept hearing about Naugles Tacos from friends, who grew up in Orange County. They waxed nostalgic about a 24-hour drive-thru and their famous cheese burritos. I was starting to think people were just being wistful and that perhaps this was just one of those food memories that would remain just that – a memory. Fast…

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