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Award Winning Honey from the Mikolich family made in North County

Award Winning Honey from the Mikolich family made in North County

  It’s still a thrill for me to discover the gourmet side of food that I’ve never really given much thought, but have always had around the house and used on a regular basis. Honey falls into that category and until I recently got wind of craft-honey producer Mikolich Family Honey and their Good Food […]

The Mastiff Sausage Company food truck – Savory goodness on wheels

The Mastiff Sausage Company food truck – Savory goodness on wheels

  I’m a big fan of food trucks but I also know how difficult it is to make them work.

Where Weidner’s Garden Center eats around town

Where Weidner’s Garden Center eats around town

  Weidner’s is my favorite place to shop for plants in North County and is one of the last locally owned and operated nurseries in Encinitas that has not sold out to developers.

Great healthy habits for the New Year

Great healthy habits for the New Year

  As we all know, New Year’s resolutions rarely stick. Research shows only about 8 percent of people actually incorporate their resolutions into their daily life past a few weeks. The average fitness New Year’s resolution is surprisingly kept for a whopping eight days, that’s why you will see packed gyms for the next week […]

Exploring a traditional German Christmas Market

Exploring a traditional German Christmas Market

  Lick the Plate has expanded into Europe recently with the addition of European correspondent Quinn Boylan who is based in the United Kingdom. Quinn took a trip to Germany last week and had the opportunity to spend a couple days at a traditional Christmas Market in Muenster.  Many of these German dishes can be […]

A farmer in the kitchen at Bistro West

A farmer in the kitchen at Bistro West

Green Drink phenomenon — to juice or blend?

Green Drink phenomenon — to juice or blend?

A foodie field trip to IKEA

A foodie field trip to IKEA

  As a business that is committed to sustainability I hold the utmost respect for IKEA. They are putting solar on most of their stores and have set a goal to use 100 percent renewable energy for its global facilities by 2020. That said, a trip to IKEA, which involves leaving my North County coastal […]

Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

  After hearing about Farmer Leo from my friends at Fish 101 months ago as someone I should know in the local foodie/farming scene, I finally had the opportunity to meet him at the Leucadia Farmer’s Market recently. Leo is very passionate about what he does and I think it’s great that he is making […]

Lick the Plate: Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

Lick the Plate: Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

After hearing about Farmer Leo from my friends at Fish 101 months ago as someone I should know in the local foodie/farming scene, I finally had the opportunity to meet him at the Leucadia Farmer’s Market recently. Leo is very passionate about what he does and I think it’s great that he is making it […]