Fun In The Sun (Southern Cali)

Group active since Sun, May 08, 2011

I love California and my peeps, wanted to make a group for those that live in Sunny Cali. Where we can share fun places, tour spots, great food and winery. this is a place were we can swap recipes by mail, meet up for dinner, because friend etc. The group Is for us.. Let your hair down and catch the rayz....see ya in the water....?

Jan 9, 2012

Oak Glen,CA

yesterday,my sister and brother-in-law invited us to take a drive to Oak Glen,we've been many many times but it's been awhile. it's a beautiful little city where apple orchards abound. Apple season is Sept-Nov. but they still had fresh apples.
This is some information re Oak Glen: Oak Glen offers clean family fun in every season. Visit orchards, taste mountain-fresh apples and cider, enjoy hot apple pie at one of the several family restaurants, feed the animals in the animal parks, or browse through some of the many specialty shops in the Glen. Enjoy Bed & Breakfast, RV facilities as well as camping and group accommodations are available. During the Fall season, you can pick your own apples, berries, & pumpkins, make your own cider or maybe enjoy country music and dancing. You can visit the one-room schoolhouse, take a hayride, or a nature walk. December - March enjoy the Winter snow, Spring (April/May) apple blossoms and festival or our cool Summer temperatures, picking raspberries and blackberries or just having a country picnic.
there's winter snow sometimes,which is a treat for us southern Californians(like me).
One of the markets we went to was Mom's country Orchards,the people were very friendly,they offered all kinds of samples,everything was delicious,apples,spicy peanut butter,fresh honey,spicy mustard,lemon,orange and chocolate curd,apple butter,pumpkin spread,apple cider,pears,fresh baked breads,fresh roasted peanuts. They sell all kinds of things. Check out Mom's country Orchard on great reviews.

Oct 16, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Next Saturday,my cousins and I are taking the little ones in the family to a pumpkin patch in Yucaipa,Ca. They are from 1 yr to 6 years old.
Check out
39 varieties of pumpkins
Rides for the kids,hay rides
Petting Zoo
Gift Shop
Looks like lot's to do,my cousins have been going for the past few years,but this will be my 1st time.
Afterward,we are going to my Aunt's to make homemade corn dogs,hot dogs,chili. I'm in charge of the decorated cupcakes. I'm making chocolate with all kinds of different decorations. Should be fun!

Sep 23, 2011

For Chocolate Lovers

I thought all you chocolate lovers would like to know about
The 5th Annual
September 25th 2011, 11am-5pm
Discover, Savor & Taste Some of the Finest Chocolatiers & Confectioners in Southern California
• Premium Chocolate Tasting
• Artisan Chocolate Demos
• Chef & Author Talks
• Television Interviews, and more

The Ballroom at the Pasadena Center - 300 Green Street - Pasadena, CA 91101

General Ticket Information
* TICKETS ARE ALL INCLUSIVE for Chocolate & Wine Tasting, Speakers, Demos, Etc.
Adults: $20 Early Bird Advance Purchase (ends September 23rd)
Adults: $25 Advance Purchase (ends September 24th)
Adults: $30 Door
Children under 6: Free*
Children, 6 to 12: $10
*Applies to 2 children per adult. Each additional child under 6: $10

for more information,

Aug 25, 2011

CA Fun

This isn't about food but I thought if anyone was interested,
The Pasadena House Beautiful Expo takes place this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center. Admission is FREE! This popular show features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest in home improvement products and services. Find everything needed to remodel, decorate and improve a home’s interior and exterior.
I've been wanting to re-do my kitchen and dining room,I'm thinking about going .

Trisha Valdez
Jul 25, 2011


Im a native of California...hence the KaliGul nic name.... May I be honored enough to join your group tho I am out of state now?

kimberly mick
Jul 25, 2011


I found a recipe with watermelon and prosciutto on a skewer then drizzled with balsamic glaze...any ideas on what I could use instead of prosciutto?

Jul 25, 2011

Food Festivals

Here are some Food Festivals coming up you might be interested in.

Gilroy Garlic Festival July 29-31

Oxnard Salsa Festival July 30-31 Oxnard,Ca

Long Beach Crawfish Festival July 30-31

Soul Food Festival Stockton,Ca August 13

Noho Taco Cook-off,North Hollywood Sept. 24

Los Angeles County Fair,Pomona Sept 3-Oct. 2

Greek Festival by the Sea,Long beach Sept. 3-5

Long Beach Lobster Festival Sept. 9-11

Port of LA Lobster Fest Sept 16-18

Taste of Newport Sept 16-18

Not all of these festivals are located in Southern Cali,but some look like fun!
I have been to the Garlic festival a few times,it's in N.Ca but well worth the drive,the food is awesome!!!
I've been going to the LA County Fair since I was a kid,I have not been recently,but they always have a lot of good food.
It's been awhile since I went to the original lobster festival,but yummy food there too!

May 16, 2011

Summer is Coming!!!

Hello all the South coast members what are your plans for the summer...

I am s exciting that i will be going on a Wine tasting trip.

tell me whats your plans..