Cold Springs Trail to Montecito Peak

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.  — Edward Abbey Trailhead is located on E Mountain Drive in Santa Barbara. There is a wood sign at the trail. With canopies of trees and a gradual incline, the trail started out

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Summer in a Bowl

It cannot get any more summer in a bowl than this. Let me introduce my old time favorite summer eating since childhood. Korean style shaved ice. It’s called potbingsoo (pot-bing-soo) which translates to “red bean shaved ice”. Traditional potbingsoo is always topped with cauldron-cooked red beans and has mochi (sticky rice cake). The ones I used

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