Life after shingles and how it relates to your diet!

My life after Shingles and how I’ve learned to manage PHN or Post Herpetic Neuralgia. Have you or someone you know ever had shingles and have experienced the pain that’s associated with shingles long after it’s gone? If so, this blog is for you! “About 1 million shingles cases occur in the US every year…

It NEVER rains in So Cal!

On one chilly morning in February, we were awakened to thunderous downpours here in not so sunny San Diego! What a blessing to have a day like today. We waited for what seemed like eternity since yesterday’s announcement, and finally it slammed and I mean slammed into our atmosphere of closed blinds and a low…

Spring has sprung!!

As the clock springs forward the Garrett Cafe’s garden has a way of poking its little head in ways that delight the palate from… Inducing a healthy approach to eating organic green lettuce…to showing the mere beautiy of the Garrett Cafe and Retreat’s succulent bunches. Picking and squeezing fresh oranges from the neighbors trees to…

Sushi-making class!

We at the Garrett Cafe & Retreat pride ourselves on experimenting with making new recipes and this week we tried sushi! This dish featured tempura shrimp and vegetables! It took three clean hands to do this. One did the tempura, one did the rice and the other did the wrapping! This was a fun and…

Tempura Shrimp and Asparagus!

This delightful meal was prepared for corn tacos that we had at the Gallery Cafe. I am not sure if you can tell, but we had a hard time with the tempura for the asparagus this time. The batter just wouldn’t act right for the purpose of my dish. I decided to continue to do…

Pesto Pasta!

I remember visiting my aunt Gaynell as a little kid and before dinner she would always say “we’re having spaghetti”, And I would be so excited! She would then present us with a plate of spaghetti with butter on top. I would say “that’s not how my mom makes spaghetti”. You see, I was used…

The Pier

Went to the pier to watch some waves. While there we interviewed a fisherman who had been trying to get a regulatory catch all day. He said he’d been there since 8 am, and it was now 3 pm at the time of our interview. I shook my head when he said he had to…

Chocolate Truffle Class!

At the GCR, we decided to have a chocolate truffle class on a beautiful Saturday afternoon! We invited some student(s) over myself included and we all got down and dirty! Aside from rolling up our sleeves we rolled some chocolaty smooth ganache textured balls in some Hershey’s chocolate. We added some nuts, coconut, dates cranberries,…

Up at 4 am…

So we decided at four a.m. California time that we would set an alarm and have a look at the beautiful work Gods hands had made! We sat on the rich black chaise in our living room with a throw and pulled the blinds all the way open and the beautiful Eclipsing Moon was setting…

Snack!

Snack, has changed a little…well a lot for me lately! For 40 years I would snack on Doritos or Lay’s brand chips, and a variety of other fattening processed snacks found in the stores. I now make my own potato chips by thinly slicing my own potatoes and frying them myself in coconut oil. Believe…