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Grilled cheese goes chic with Haaps & Barley’s elevated spin on an American classic. Jill’s recipe kicks up the flavor with roasted tomatoes, which “need slow, low heat, so they take a while to cook, but you can make these ahead of time,” she says.

It’s a bit of a departure from the comfort food sandwich of our youth (and if I’m being honest, those broke college days, broke young adulting days…those lazy adulting days…). Hmm, guess not much has changed. Except this:

Add garlic, cheddar and a fried egg on a few slices of good, fresh bread and you’ll have yourself one satisfying sandwich. Save me some? (See lazy adulting, above).


Chic Grilled Cheese

By Haaps & Barley


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From a new food series to tips for Kaua’i travel, here’s what you missed on The Curious Passport in March and what the handy analytics tool tells me you clicked on most:

  • THIS Avocado Egg Salad recipe by new food series, #Haaps&BarleyXCuriousPassport – cure your hunger pangs now.
  • THIS Miso-glazed salmon with lentils and broccolini recipe


Over on Instagram, Hawaii magazine featured a scene from Oahu, taken from my sister’s lanai on a recent visit. Cool!

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This is Solana Beach, my go-to spot to watch the waves whenever I’m in North County. Last weekend, I was maxed out of my favorite barre class and had some time to putz around while I waited for the next one. To fuel up, I picked up a Salted Caramel Latte from Lofty Coffee on Cedros and walked over to Fletcher Cove Park, perched on one of the table and admired the waves.*

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Saturated Saturday is a new photo series highlighting some of my favorite images, with enhanced vibrant colors courtesy of the photo editing apps I like at the moment. These include: VSCO, Instagram, A Color Story. Most photos taken with iPhone 5C.

*If I wasn’t in Solana Beach for my a.m. barre class, I’d be waiting for a table at this popular brunch spot.

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