Monica Turner

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Monica is the PR contact for Stark Insider, and helps with calendaring, coordinating SI video shoots, and assisting with inquiries. monica (at) starkinsider.com.
Tabor Canyon Loreto

Loreto Bay: Tabor Canyon an ideal hike

We traveled with several of these little froggie fellows with orange spots....does anyone know if this is a frog or a toad? Nothing like we had ever seen....

and the answer is ….

I’ve been advised that the market has now switched to Saturdays until further notice! Apparently they told people who shopped at last weeks market so there you have it! The Sunday Market is now The Saturday Market.

Sunday Market queries

In spite of the fact that I have lived here for years, the intricacies of the Sunday Market still befuddle me. 90% of the time you can rely on it but today was another example of showing up there with my bags in hand, thoughts of meals to...

One needs light to cook!

Loni and Clint I noticed in earlier pictures of the Nueva Chica model that the amount of lighting in the kitchen will be of poor quality. The light from the single fixture above the cabinet placed above the kitchen sink will cast a bad shadow on your work space on the...

Pescado

I hear Dan Getman is trying to catch all the fish before I get there Thursday! Somebody stop him! What fun technology! Thanks Loni! Deborah S.

Something To Be Thankful For, Gas Prices!

When gas prices were rising I heard a lot of people talk about it. No one seems to be bringing up the fact that these days gas prices have plummeted. Never thought I would see premium gas in California priced at $2.09 per gallon. Hope everyone had great turkey dinners...

Joan Crawford’s All Dressed Up with Ax, Wig and Mascara and People to See in 1964’s ‘Straight-Jacket’

Straight-Jacket (1964) 89 min. / Black & White imdb User Rating: 6.6 StarkSilverCreek Rating: 8 out of 10 "A camp classic" A woman scorned is...

Wake Up Call! Trader Joe’s Organic Five Country Espresso Blend Whole Bean Coffee Review

Only recently have I discovered that Trader Joe's has a pretty decent coffee and espresso bean selection. Not huge by any means, but neatly tucked...

‘Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health’ (or why my Mom was right all along) Book Review

Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health ... and don't forget the chocolate Liz Pearson and Marilyn Smith 334 pages, 2007 (Amazon) Rating: 9 out of 10 An Apple a day keeps the doctor away?  Right? It may be true, perhaps less so, because like many things these days, it's just more complicated. Or interesting. Or fun....