Monthly Archives: February 2015

Virtjuice–Healthy & Delicious!

Kyle and Stacia

Virtjuice smoothies and juices are so good, you’ll forget they’re healthy! When I wrote about Virtjuice the first time I tried it, I was impressed with the “healthy” smoothie called the Brass Monkey. I swear, it tasted more like a…

An excellent new donut shop in Pismo Beach

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These sweet donuts are well worth traveling for at Surfside Donuts! Life in downtown Pismo Beach just got quite a bit sweeter thanks to the opening of Surfside Donuts. Although their Facebook pictures yesterday of heavily-adorned donuts weren’t exactly my…

Kathy’s Easy Fajitas

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Cooking Fajitas with Chef Kathy My recipe for fajitas is so simple and easy, you won’t need a recipe to make your own version of it. The best part of this speedy work night supper is that you can easily…

Granada Hotel & Bistro Shines!

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Granada Bistro’s new chef offers an exciting new menu! It has been almost two years since the remodeled and modernized Granada Hotel opened in downtown SLO, and nearly that long since I’ve dined there. But after seeing some excellent reviews…

Kathy Marcks Hardesty’s New Wine Column

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From the Vine features the best of Central Coast wine country! I’ve been writing a new wine column in the Santa Maria Times since the beginning of September 2014. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do check it out…

Kathy’s Choice of Talley, Sinor-LaVallee, & Robert Hall Wines

Kathy’s Choice, three more great local wines! Talley Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir Rincon Arroyo Grande Valley This very special Pinot Noir is one of my favorite wines from this excellent winery in rural Arroyo Grande Valley. It’s so fruit forward…

Mayo Clinic Healthy Tips about Whole Wheat

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Choose Whole Wheat for your health! Today, in my daily Mayo Clinic newsletter I was excited when I read the five heart-healthy options that are so important to maintain good health. You see, I’ve been buying whole wheat and cooking…

Three great classic white wines

Three outstanding new whites wines you will love! Qupe 2013 Chardonnay Y Block Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Regular followers of my wine reviews know that I’m no fan of big, overly-oaked Chardonnays, I like fresh fruit qualities and…

Great Seafood & Wine in Celebration of Valentine’s Day!

Baker & Brain

A loving day of fun, great seafood and great wines with my Valentine! This is the way the Pismo Beach Hardesty’s celebrate Valentine’s Day. We started with lunch at Tognazzini’s in Morro Bay. We have been buying fresh, locally caught…

The chef at Diablo Canyon Fire Station

The Fireman vs a Senior VP at Diablo Canyon in a BBQ Cook-off! Over the years I have frequently been invited to judge cooking contests. Now I hate to admit it, but, sometimes, they can be a tad distasteful. Like…