Recipe: Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken With Zucchini

What You Need:
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, sliced in half, or 4 thin chicken breasts
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • ½ cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • ½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan, divided
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
How to:
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat melt 2 Tablespoons butter. To make the chicken: Melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and flour. Dip the chicken in the butter and then coat in the bread crumb mixture and place in skillet.
  2. Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes until the outside is crispy and the chicken is cooked throughout. Set aside on plate.
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter back to the skillet and saute the minced garlic for a minute. Add the zucchini to the skillet and saute until tender. Salt and pepper to taste and add some 1 Tablespoon parmesan. Add the chicken back to the skillet and heat for a minute or so. Serve immediately.
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Restaurant of the Moment: Seasons 52

4505 La Jolla Village Drive

San Diego, CA  92122

www.seasons52.com

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Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that provides guests with a healthy dining experience. Their constantly changing menu is inspired by the seasons and the fresh appeal of the farmer’s market—52 weeks a year. They also draw inspiration from different countries around the world and many of their dishes represent the best in fusion cooking.

The chefs start with the freshest ingredients and use natural cooking techniques such as a wood-burning grill to enhance flavors instead of relying on high-calorie additives. This allows them to keep each delicious item under just 475 calories. With a full menu of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts, Seasons 52 allows guests to mix and match a culinary experience that is big on flavor, not calories! They also offer dining options for guests that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten sensitive, or dairy/lactose sensitive.

Seasons 52 has two locations in San Diego at Westfield UTC and the Seaport District downtown.

 

 

Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Sue Harris

Coastal Premier Properties is happy to welcome Sue Harris! Sue will be working out of our Del Mar office!

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About Sue:

Sue Harris will help you get the most home for your money or the most money for your home. Whether you are a first time buyer, real estate investor or in the luxury home market, Sue has the local knowledge to help you find the home of your dreams. If you are selling a home, Sue employs the latest research and marketing tools to help you maximize your return.

A long-time North San Diego County resident, Sue knows the area and will help you with a smooth and trouble free real estate transaction.

Click here to contact Sue. For more about Coastal Premier Properties, visit our website!

2017 San Diego Trick or Treat Guide

San Diego is full of great neighborhoods to take the little ones out on an exciting trick or treating extravaganza this Halloween!

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Carmel Valley/Del Mar

– Both Carmel Valley and Del Mar have been a perfect place for all sorts of trick-or-treaters!  Its safe community and warm environment make it a desirable destination for many families.  The Del Mar Highlands will also have its annual Halloween event on Tuesday October 31st between 4:00-6:00 pm.

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Coronado

– Downtown Coronado goes ghostly this October once again! The Annual Trick or Treat with local merchants takes place on Orange Avenue on October 27th from 3:30-5:30! Come check out all the fun!

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Encinitas

– Pumpkin Lane strikes the streets of Encinitas again this Halloween between 5-8 p.m! Children can play Halloween games as well as dance to the Bucket Ruckus. This year’s Trick or Treat is being sponsored by Downtown Encinitas Main Street Association (DEMA), the group that brings you the famous Self Realization Fellowship carved pumpkins, fun, games & entertainment in the Lumberyard Center Courtyard and treats from downtown Encinitas merchants.

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Birdrock

-The streets of La Jolla can provide a great, safe place for all trick-or-treaters!  It’s close proximity to shops, communities and the beach make it an ideal place to bring the family!

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Little Italy

– Little ghouls, witches and goblins storm through the streets at Little Italy’s annual Trick-or-Treat on India Street, taking place on Friday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Piazza Basilone. Sweet and spooky fun will be had by kids of all ages at this beloved Halloween tradition!

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Kensington

– In this quaint community, you’ll see trick-or-treaters from every family member. Even the doggies venture out in costumes (on leashes of course). These happy haunts make for a terrific trick-or-treat. Homes on Edgeware and Canterbury Drive tend to get backed up with lines, so be prepared for the crowds!

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Mission Hills

– This neighborhood goes all out with over-the-top decorations, ghoulish goblins and creepy crawlies around every turn. Residents often report upwards of 500 tricker-or-treaters at their door!

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San Marcos

– Every Halloween, hundreds of Santa Fe Hills neighbors transform their homes into festive and fun haunted houses. Bring the little ones to the North County neighborhoods for a great family friendly trick-or-treating adventure!

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Scripps Ranch

Residents in this neighborhood often hand out full-sized candy bars and even dollar bills! Scripps Ranch Marketplace also offers an annual event for families looking to celebrate a couple days before Halloween. There you’ll find fun rides, store treats and more. Bring your trick treat bags on October 26th, from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m and come check out all the fun!

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Design Trends: Dark Green

One hot hue on the horizon for 2018? Dark green! It can be an intense color to work with, but if you’re up to the challenge dark green hues can really tie a room together and create a calming space! Whether you opt for dark green walls, cabinets, or accessories, take a look at these inspiring ideas for bringing this color into your home!

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September 2017 Real Estate Market in Review

September’s San Diego real estate market in review: As of September 2017, the median detached home in San Diego County sold for $610,000 up 5.4% from the previous year.

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As of  September 2017, the median attached home (including condos, townhomes, and twinhomes in San Diego County sold for $415,000 up 10.7% from last year.

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The average detached home in San Diego spent 18 days on the market.

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Condos, twinhomes, and townhomes in San Diego spent an average of 13 days on the market.

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As of September 2017, the average seller of a detached home in San Diego County receives 97.2% of the original list price at the close of the sale.

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As of September 2017, the owners of attached properties (condos, twinhomes, and townhomes) retained 98.4% of the original list price.

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The inventory of homes in San Diego County is still low, which is consistent with what we know that inventory is very tight and not predicted to dramatically improve as we move into the comparatively slower fall and winter seasons.

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The supply of attached properties is also quite low.

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Are you interested in seeing this breakdown for your San Diego community or zipcode? Let us know!

Recipe: Autumn Beef Stew

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What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • pounds boneless beef chuck, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • strips bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips
  • Canola oil
  • medium onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • tablespoons tomato paste
  • cups reuduced-sodium chicken broth
  • cups less-sodium beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine
  • bay leaves
  • tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pound potatoes, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • pound butternut squash; peeled, seeded and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • stalks celery, sliced into 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

How To:

  1. In a large plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper. Add beef; shake to coat evenly. In a Dutch oven or large heavy pot, cook and stir bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Add enough oil to bacon drippings to equal 2 tablespoons. Add half the beef to pot, shaking off any excess flour. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Remove beef with a slotted spoon. Repeat with remaining beef.
  2. If pot is dry, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add onions; cook and stir for about 4 minutes or until starting to brown. Stir in garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste. Return beef, bacon and any remaining flour to pot. Stir to combine. Add chicken and beef broth, wine, bay leaves, thyme and paprika. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add potatoes, squash, carrots and celery. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove lid and simmer about 15 minutes more or until vegetables are tender and liquid is desired consistency. Remove bay leaves. Stir in parsley.