Temecula Gets Gardening

Vlada’s Seeds of Life, a non-profit, Golden Valley Seed, and Robert H. Roberts Temecula Public Library have teamed up to offer the public free vegetable, herbs and fruit seeds in the month of April. You can get your hands on free seeds, while supply lasts by visiting the Temecula Public Library at 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula

Vlada is passionate about individuals and business coming together for the benefit of others and she is doing just that by bringing these organizations together to make a difference in the community. On her first visit to drop off seeds that were donated by Golden Valley Seed, she found many eager young kids excited about the seeds and very eager to take them home to plant their own vegetable gardens. This project is not just about seeds and gardening, it’s about the community coming together to make a difference. It’s about encouraging strong families ties by providing an activity that the families can do together and its about reaping the the rewards that come from working together and most importantly, it’s about families coming to the dining table to share a meal together.


Homemade Caramel

The best caramel you will ever taste is only minutes away!

1 c. sugar
12 oz. evaporated milk
1 stick (8 tbsp.) unsalted butter
Pinch of salt



Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin pie is one of our favorite pies, especially if it is made from scratch, as this recipe is. This makes 2 pies.

4 c. cubed baked pumpkin
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground clove
1/2 tsp. real (pure) vanilla
12 oz.  evaporated milk
2 pie shells


Corn Bread

Melt-in-your-mouth, home-baked goodness! Watch the easy instructions.

4 eggs

1 tsp. sea salt

6 tsp. sugar ( regular or raw)

1/2 c. olive oil (or melted butter or any other oil)

1 c. milk ( buttermilk or almond milk)

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 c. corn meal

1 c. all-purpose flour

2 c. feta cheese (optional)

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Fresh Apple Salad

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A quick way to a tasty and healthy snack or salad!

4 apples pealed & shredded

Juice from 1/2  fresh orange

1 tbsp. raw honey

Touch of real (pure) vanilla

Dash of cinnamon

1/3 c. raisins or cranberries 

Mix apples, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange juice together.

Serve topped with raisins and cranberries.

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Creme Brulee

Perfection in taste using only eggs, cream, sugar, and vanilla! I can’t wait to show you how easy this is!

To serve 12 you will need:

12 egg yolks

1 2/3 c. sugar

4 c. half & half

1 tbsp. real (pure) vanilla

Take a look for yourself and see how easy and fun these instructions are!


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Mickie’s Dinner Rolls

Some of the best things in life come from the kitchen! Most of you already have these ingredients at home, so just call your kids in and let the good times roll! Mickie and Marko will take you step-by-step through the instructions.

3 c. wheat flour

1 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp. sea salt

2 tsp. dry active yeast

1 tsp. raw sugar

2 1/2 c. warm water

1 stick (8 tbsp.) real butter

Have fun!

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Tapioca Pudding

This couldn’t be  easier to make! Just take a look at these simple, step-by-step instructions.

5 c. milk

4 c. water

1 c. tapioca pearls

1/2 c. raw sugar

4 egg yolks

1 tsp. (or more) vanilla

1/2 lemon zest

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Corn Bread with Feta Cheese & Broccoli

Why make plain corn bread when you can have more flavor and nutrition with this recipe?

5 eggs
1 c. corn meal
2 c. wheat flour
1 1/2 c. olive oil
1 1/2 c. milk
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. raw sugar
2 c. cut broccoli 

Start by whipping eggs. To the whipped eggs add olive oil, milk, sugar, and salt, and whip a bit more. Add baking soda and baking powder, broccoli, corn meal, and flour. Top with 1 c. feta cheese (optional) and bake at 360 degrees for about 35 minutes.

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