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8 Sweet Breakfast Dishes We Love in San Diego

Gallery8 Sweet Breakfast Dishes We Love in San Diego<p>In San Diego, the breakfast burrito is the early morning fuel of choice for many. But if you wake up craving sweets, there are several satisfying options for <b>sweet breakfast eats</b>, ranging from fancy French toast outfitted with vanilla whipped …

Breakfast

Why Did 9,000 Porny Spambots Descend on This San Diego High Schooler?

A voyage into the strange underworld of spambots, shady marketing, and non-human intelligence.<p>It was around 5pm last Thursday when Olivia, a San Diego high school student, noticed that something interesting was going on with her Twitter account.<p>A swarm of 30 women with sexy profile pictures had …

Top 5 San Diego-Made Toys for the Holidays

Why not shop local this holiday season? Patch met up with local toy store owner Brian Miller to get his picks for top San Diego County made and/or …

Kids

San Diego County Has 158 Gangs With Growing Criminal Impact

Gangs in San Diego County have some 7,500 members, and local officials attribute 26 percent of violent crime in their jurisdictions to gang …

Criminal Justice

Man avoids felony charges in bomb hoax that shut San Diego freeway

The San Diego County district attorney declined Wednesday to press felony charges against a 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat that led to the shutdown of a freeway on Thanksgiving.<p>The district attorney's office instead sent the case to the city attorney to consider …

California

Simple, Satisfying Burgers at BUB'S @ the Ballpark in San Diego

BUB'S @ the Ballpark<p>715 J St, San Diego, CA (map); 619-546-0815; bubssandiego.com<b><br>Cooking method:</b> Grilled<b><br>Short Order:</b> A serviceable bar burger that's satisfying, but not destination-worthy<b><br>Want Fries With That?</b> Tasty tots come with the meal by default, but you can choose fries or salad instead<b><br>Price:</b> …

Cooking

Because There Aren't Enough Reasons to Visit San Diego in Winter, Now You Can Ice Skate

Top reasons to visit San Diego right now:<p>it’s warm and you’re not<br>• former mayor Bob Filner is under house arrest, so there’s less of a chance you’ll …

Accused 'revenge porn' site operator in San Diego due in court

SAN DIEGO — A 27-year-old man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website, on which sexually explicit photos of women were posted by angry former boyfriends or ex-husbands, is due to be arraigned in court Wednesday on 31 felony counts.<p>Prosecutors say Kevin Christopher Bollaert, who was arrested …

Crime

Where to Get Carne Asada Fries in San Diego

While in San Diego, eating at least one plate of carne asada fries should be mandatory for all visitors, like an airport improvement tax, but tastier. That's not just because carne asada fries are a local invention, but also because they're awesome.<p>On top of a bed of french fries (typically …

Midday Traffic in San Diego Collapsed and Reorganized by Color | Colossal

<p>In this new video art clip from San Diego-based filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker, we watch as a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge in San Diego …

Where to Eat Near the San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is one of the city's biggest attractions. It's also huge, so by the time you're ready to say goodbye to the elephants, pandas, and polar bears, you'll be ravenous. While there are several on-site restaurants and eateries, they're predictably disappointing, so if you want great …

Is there anything left she hasn’t twerked? Miley Cyrus gets up close and personal with dance teacher’s boobs

Just when you hoped Miley Cyrus might have calmed down on the twerking front, it seems she is at it again.<p>The Wrecking Ball singer just couldn’t …

Steve Martin apologizes for racist joke, deletes tweet

Twitter erupts at the comedian, who spends the rest of the evening apologizing<p>Steve Martin apologized for a racist joke on Twitter Friday night, then quickly deleted the tweet and continued saying he was sorry.<p>Martin was bantering with Twitter followers and turning their grammar questions into …

Diddy Dances with His Daughters Mid-Slumber Birthday Party

He’s just one of the kids.<p>Diddy, 44, showed off his silly side on Friday night, while dancing with his daughters D’Lila and Jessie, and taking to …

Cute

The 5 best Saturday Night Live skits of 2013

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake host this week. To crack this list, they have their work cut out for them<p>Jimmy Fallon is hosting <i>Saturday Night Live</i> this weekend with musical guest Justin Timberlake, and I expect that the winter finale of <i>SNL’s</i> 39th season will feature at least two or three of the …

Kristin Cavallari Talks 'The Hills' Being Fake

Huge fan of all that drama on "The Hills"? Well, it couldn't have been any faker -- just ask Kristin Cavallari.<p>"I had fake relationships, fake fights. I don't care anymore, I can tell you. At this point, it's been so many years," the star of the MTV reality series said on "Bethenny" on Thursday …

The Real Cinnamon Challenge: 5 Unexpected Uses For The Spice (PHOTOS)

Doctors are warning people against taking the cinnamon challenge, a new craze which entails swallowing a spoonful of the spice without water and posting videos of the attempt on YouTube.<p>Ridiculous fads aside, there are many other uses for cinnamon around the house that don't involve eating it (and …

How to Grow an Herb Garden Using Eggshell Planters

Spring is the perfect time of year to plant a garden, and it’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved in gardening at a young age. Over at our …

Drying Herbs

Photo: tallgrassdesign.blogspot.com<p>If you want to keep a little bit of your summer garden with you all year long, you can do so by drying herbs and …

Season This With That: A Quick Guide to Common Spices for Common Dishes

A Reference Guide to Common Spices for Common Dishes<p><b>Chicken</b><p>Dried herbs and spices: thyme, rosemary, coriander, marjoram, sage, garam masala (spice …

How to Clean, Store, and Chop Fresh Herbs

...is one you've gotta be gentle with. Here's how to clean, store, and chop those lovely leaves<p><i>We're all about the fresh herbs, but if you want to get the most out of them, you need to know how to treat them.</i><p>RELATED<p>How to Eat Whole Herbs, Including Flowers, Roots, and Stems<p>8 Ways to Make Fresh …

Gardening

Five Ways to Cook With Chia Seeds

<i>Combining chia seeds, a nutrient-rich food naive to Mexico and Central America, with water creates a gel-like mixture. Photo courtesy of Flickr user</i> …

Breakfast

Ask Eat Like a Man: The 5 Essential Spices

<i>Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships, restaurants, or cooking. He is also available for private tutorials.</i><p><b>If you had to</b> …

Loneliness

Strawberry-Basil Margarita, anyone? 10 Delicious Ways to Use a Bunch of Basil - http://bit.ly/1ejMnQv

How to Propagate Your herbs

<b>Taking a Cutting: Cloning Your Plants</b> <br>Some plants root out from the stem, making them excellent candidates for cuttings. Examples include Figs — like …

The 10 best herb recipes

Basil panna cotta, green harissa, a fresh tabbouleh that makes itself overnight – proof that a handful of herbs can transform workaday ingredients into distinctive, delicate dishes<p>Lemon verbena, lemon balm and lavender tea<p>Soothing, refreshing and full of flavour, this is the all-round feel-good tea.<p>…

7 Unusual Culinary Herbs You May Never Have Cooked With...Yet

<i>There’s a world of unusual culinary herbs out there waiting to be explored that goes far beyond rosemary and thyme. This summer, try out a few new</i> …

Gardening

How Restaurant Chefs Are Using Turmeric Across the U.S.

From New York to California, restaurant chefs are turning to this vibrant rhizome and using it in ways that put curry powder to shame<p>It looks like a knob of ginger. A segmented bulb with papery brown skin, quietly unassuming until it is snapped open and a shock of orange detonates, a hue brighter …

Recipes

How to Use Fresh Herbs, from Chervil and Chives to Mint and Tarragon

From chervil and chives to tarragon and mint, a primer on the most flavorful little leaves you'll eat all summer<p>Come summer, when mint takes over the garden and basil is piled high at farmers' markets, fresh herbs are more than a garnish, they're the star of many of our meals. They add dimension to …

Recipes

Spice Up with Asian Spices • Just One Cookbook

I have virtually met many wonderful readers and bloggers since I started blogging two and half years ago. Some of them became my lifelong friends, …