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Recipe – Blueberry Mint Jam


Blueberry Mint Jam Blueberry Mint   Award-winning food preservationist Jordan Champagne of Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove wants you to take jam making “to the next level” by experimenting with new flavor combinations. To see what she means, read her article…

Places to Dine When you’re in Carmel for the Annual Tree Lighting

christmas tree

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s annual Tree Lighting and Sunset Center Holiday Party takes place this year on December 6th. The majestic tree stands at Carmel’s major crossroads at the intersection of Junipero Street and Ocean Avenue. The celebration begins at 4:30pm at Ocean Avenue in Devendorf Park. Carmel’s festive season comes to life with the Holiday Tree Lighting…

May Events in Carmel-by-the-Sea


There’s a lot of exciting events this May in Carmel, so bring the family out to enjoy the spring fun. Annual Winemakers’ Celebration 22nd Annual Winemakers’ Celebration Come on down and delight your palate with more than 100 different…

Grasshoppers, the New Protein Jumping Out of Oaxacan Restaurant Cultura

Oaxacan Restaurant Cultura

Foodie Festival Roundup – The Foodie’s Guide to Local Summer Festivals

Foodie Festival Roundup

Summer is the time to take in outdoor festivals to celebrate theater, music, art, photography, and the culinary arts. Here are some great places to enjoy beer, wine, and chefs’ creations this summer. Kick-off your long weekend with a Carmel Food Tour on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Book soon, as summertime spots fill up quickly. MAY…

3 Corporate Offsites Your Coworkers Will Actually Enjoy

Corporate Offsites tour

1. Food Tour group tourDifferent personalities, different likes: This is a way to engage everyone on your team by providing not just a lunch out of the office, but a stroll where conversation can take place organically as walking partners change, and as seats adjust between…

The Allure of Al Fresco Dining


What is it about outdoor dining that feels so irresistible and relaxing? Maybe it’s our adult version of the backyard campout where stories, s’mores, and laughter could be shared with friends without using our indoor voices. Al fresco dining combines the appeal of the unfettered picnic with the civility of chairs, silverware, and glass stemware,…