Restaurant of The Moment: Fish 101

1648 N. Coast Highway 101

Encinitas, CA 92024

http://fish101restaurant.com/

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Located on the 101 in Leucadia, Fish 101 is the hot spot for seafood-addicts. The communal style layout is the perfect place to get together with friends, or meet new people, while treating yourself to local fresh caught fish and craft beers.

They stay committed to sourcing the freshest sustainable, local, and seasonal ingredients to provide healthy seafood to nourish the body. The menu changes seasonally depending on what’s in season, and what’s biting, so each day there is a local fish of the day.

Our favorite menu item is the Baja Fish Tacos that consists of cabbage, pico de gallo, and crema and is served with  avocado and tomatillo on the side. The clam chowder is also a favorite, and is great for these chilly winter days!

Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Sue Linnett

Coastal Premier Properties is happy to welcome Sue Linnett, who is joining The Cook Team!

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About Sue:

Sue Linnett graduated with honors from SDSU with a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Management. Before joining Amy Cook’s team as a Buyer’s Assistant, Sue worked in the San Diego area in finance for General Dynamic Convair and also Washington Mutal. Sue raised her family in the San Diego area and her local knowledge is an invaluable asset to her position as a Buyer’s Assistant. She has been very active in her community over the years, volunteering with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTA, and church youth programs.

Click here to contact Sue.

People of CPP: Meet Amy Green

In our new blog series, we’re taking you behind the scenes to meet the amazing agents and staff of Coastal Premier Properties. We hope you’ll follow along as you get to know more about the faces of our great company!

For our first interview, we’re talking with Amy Green, owner of Coastal Premier Properties and Realtor. She and Susan Meyers-Pyke first worked together as partners before founding their own brokerage in 2009. Amy and Susan have worked tirelessly to make Coastal Premier Properties into the kind of collaborative, forward thinking brokerage that clients and agents love!

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Coastal Premier Properties: How did you get started in real estate?

Amy Green: I was always told I would make a good Realtor. When i was ready to go back to work after having kids, I decided I would give it a try. It is so different that I initially imagined, but 16 years later i feel so blessed for all it has given back to me as a person.

CPP: Did you ever imagine owning your own successful business?

AG:  No, and when we first opened CPP we didn’t have a clear vision.  In about the 3rd year that vision came and we have grown ever since and love what we have created.

CPP: What is success to you?

AG: Doing something that’s fulfilling and validates you [that you] are doing the right thing.

CPP: What do you value most about your professional career?

AG: All the amazing people I have worked with, [those] I have helped, and those that have inspired me.

CPP: What do you like to do when you’re not working?

AG: I love traveling and being with my family. I am pretty much a homebody which many people find surprising.

CPP: What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur.

AG: I don’t feel like I have had to sacrifice, but I know my kids would have liked me on the phone less!

CPP: What makes your happiest?

AG: Making people happy.

CPP: Have you reached all your goals?

AG: No

CPP: What do you admire most about CPP?

AG: All the great people who are here.

CPP: What motivated/ motivates you most professionally and personally?

AG: To always do the right thing and continually look for new ways of doing it better.

CPP: If you could do it all again, would you change anything?

AG: Nothing

CPP: What do you respect most about Susan? What have you learned from her?

AG: She is my Ying, we have great respect for each other and we can talk about anything. We have the same vision, but we each shine in different places and that is what makes us great partners.

For more about Amy and Susan, click here.

For our next post in the People of CPP series, we’ll be speaking with Susan Meyers-Pyke, Amy’s partner and co-owner of Coastal Premier Properties!

 

6 Ideas For Community Involvement in San Diego

There are numerous benefits to being an active member of your community. People who integrate themselves into the local community feel more connected to where they live, make a difference in someone else’s life, meet like-minded people, learn new skills, and most of all, have fun! Here are some ideas to get involved with your local community, whether you are new to the neighborhood or not!Image result for community

Shop Locally

Shopping local benefits the local economy, creates local jobs, helps the environment, and is a great way to support your neighbors. Many areas of San Diego offer weekly Farmer’s Markets.

Volunteer Your Time

Learn about local charities and non-profit organizations and the types of volunteer opportunities that are available. Serve.gov, Volunteer Match, and Idealist are websites that can help you find organizations in need of volunteers. Some go-good ideas include:

  • Supplying food to your city’s food bank
  • Donating books to your local library
  • Dropping off cleaning supplies, bedding, and pet food to an animal shelter
  • Donating your old clothes to Good Will and The Salvation Army
  • Protecting your favorite San Diego beach by participating in a local beach clean-up

Get Involved With a Place of Worship

Being part of a religious organization is a great way to get to know those in your community.

Attend Community Events

Go to concerts, events, and fundraisers that are put on by organizations or local businesses. MeetUp.com is a great place to find out about community events!

Join a Local Organization

Whether you are new to your community or not, joining a local organization is a great way to meet new people. Here are a few ideas of groups you could join:

  • Participate in a club that interests you such as a book or writing club
  • Further your education at a community college by taking a class or two
  • Take cooking lessons at a local restaurant or store
  • Join an adult sports league such as soccer, softball, or tennis

Support Local Sports Teams

Support high school, college, and professional sports teams that surround you.

 

No matter how you choose to get involved becoming part of your community will make your home feel like more than just an address!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe: Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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What You Need:

  • 2 – 2 ¼ pounds butternut squash, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 granny smith apples, diced
  • 2 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (mild or hot and more to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups vegetables (or chicken) broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream

How To:

  1. Spray a 7-8 quart dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray. Add the butternut squash, onions, apples, carrots, sugar, salt, black pepper, bay leaves, curry powder, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, and vegetable broth. Allow the soup to cook on the low heat setting for 7-8 hours or on the high heat setting for 4-5 hours.
  2. The butternut squash is done when you can easily pierce it with a fork. Using an emersion blender, or by pouring the soup in batches into a blender, blend the soup. Make sure to cover the lid with a towel and press down if using a regular blender.
  3. Stir in the cream and adjust the curry powder, salt, and pepper to your liking. Serve warm with garlic toast or saltine crackers.

 

Restaurant of the Moment: Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe

Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe

Liberty Station, 2750 Dewey Rd #105
San Diego, CA 92106

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Con Pane is a hot spot in Point Loma with customers constantly bustling in and out. Whether you are in the mood for delicious gourmet sandwiches, pastries, or freshly baked breads, Con Pane is the perfect place to stop by for lunch.

This cafe is especially a favorite for Point Loma locals where the options are endless. Con Pane is the place for all bread connoisseurs and pastry lovers. The Turkey Cobb sandwich is one of the more popular items on the menu. This sandwich features a tasty combination of turkey, applewood smoked bacon, fresh avocado, crumbled gorgonzola, house roma tomatoes, and lettuce. Whether you pair these ingredients with rosemary and olive oil bread or sourdough you absolutely cannot go wrong. Any sandwich can be perfectly paired with a pastry of your choice…dark chocolate chip cookie recommended!

The cafe environment is casual and perfect for an outing with friends and family. Be wary that this cafe is closed on Wednesdays and also tends to be extremely busy during lunch hours, but it is well worth the wait!