MALIBU GARDEN FRESH SALSA – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 002 – In this 2nd episode on Health is the new Wealth, Kathie makes Malibu Garden Fresh Salsa literally from the Garden!

From WIKI… Salsa is the Spanish, Italian, Greek, and Turkish (salça) term for sauce. In English-speaking countries, salsa usually refers to the sauces typical of Mexican cuisine known as salsas picantes, particularly those used as dips.

Salsa is often a tomato-based sauce or dip that is a heterogeneous mixture that includes additional ingredients such as onions, chilies, beans, corn, and various spices. It is typically piquant, ranging from mild to extremely hot.

The word salsa entered the English language from the Spanish salsa (“sauce”), which itself derives from the Latin salsus (salted). The native Spanish pronunciation is [ˈsalsa]. In American English it is pronounced /ˈsɑːlsə/, while in British English it is pronounced as /ˈsælsə/.

Featured CONCEPT ART… John Limberto @CaptFlushGarden #movie #design

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Really incredible work from John here. A great mix of flying automotive language that’s dynamic, fast and full of energy. Nice. Check out his site here.

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BACK EAST… @SewardJohnson HAMILTON #NewJersey @HamiltonTwpNJ @MarilynMonroe @MarilynMonroeDC #Sculpture #Garden


One of the days back east, we hit the massive home of famed sculptor SEWARD JOHNSON. One of Kathie’s favorite sculptors. And here’s the story…

A while back, Seward premiered his massive sculpture of MARILYN MONROE in Chicago. We were there to enjoy it in all it’s glory and found out that it would be traveling. Just so happened that her next stop was Palm Springs. So, we grabbed Fireball Pop and a cool car and went off to see here there for the second time. One of Marilyn’s favorite towns beside our Malibu homestead.

As we put together this latest trip to the East Coast, Kathie investigated where Marilyn would go next and it turns out she was going home to Hamilton New Jersey and Seward’s Sculpture Garden. So, we set off again…

Not only did we see her beautiness once more, but we had an incredible time enjoying all of Seward’s other pieces and his incredible garden. And rest assured, we’ll be going to wherever she goes next, too.

Thank you Seward for doing what you do best, and inspiring Kathie to finish her Mermaid below…

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Look who’s been sneaking through my garden… #scorpion #critter #stinger


Hard to tell in this shot, but this little bugger is a little over 3 inches long. I got bit in the shin from one just like this a while back, but he was only an inch. Hurt like hell for about 3 hours, so a sting from this one would surely make the mark. Especially on the pups. So, I gave him a free trip across the street. Hasta la vista, baby…

It’s official… I’ll be writing for 90265MAGAZINE @90265mag @carticles #malibu @johnsgarden @malibucountrymart @thebigphotoshow

So excited about this one. I’ll be writing a new section in Malibu’s Premiere Magazine 90265. It’s called ON THE MOVE and it will be geared to the Bu Car Culture in a very unique way with fantastic photographs and great write-ups. I’ll cover all aspects, from Hot Rods and Rat Rods to Muscle Cars and Concept Cars. Trucks, Bikes, Helicopters and even Malibu Engine 70! Why? Because we here in the Bu get to see it all and have the best roads on the planet.

I’ll have some copies at THE BIG PHOTO SHOW this weekend for everyone.

BIG THANKS to Editor Cece for asking me to participate. Check them out here and look for next month’s issue coming soon. Also join them on Twitter, Facebook and INSTAGRAM, baby!


Malibu’s “John’s Garden” goes all out to be the BEST

John’s Garden Sandwich Shop is an icon here in Malibu. Not only has it been here a long time, but the food has never changed other than get better. But, as we enter the future, change is a constant, so there’s a chance that what you love today may not be there tomorrow. That’s a fact with many places, but not with this shop… According to the spritely new owner Boyan Kinov, the things that make JG great will not only improve, but he has some secret surprises to make your lunch experience even better. And I mean SECRET… About ten yeras ago, Boyan was hired as a humble cashier at JG right off the heels of being a delivery boy and fresh from Bulgaria. He didn’t know the language very well, but was eager to work in Paradise. His persistence and detremination paid off when John (then owner) bumped him to Manager about 4 years later. Then, 3 years after that… WHAM!! Boyan became the new owner. After knowing Boyan for some time, and since he’s a car guy like me, I can tell you that he loves what he does… and it shows. Kathie and I frequent JG whenever we get the chance, which is a lot. The reason being… JUST LOOK AT THOSE SANDWICHES, BABY! Not only are they huge, but Boyan gave us the opportunity to have lunch for two days because they were so big! And that we did, taking our second halves to Latigo Beach the next day. There are a lot of great places to eat here in the Bu, but my favorite lunch place has always been John’s Garden. Choices are endlesss, and I’m so happy to see someone take it over who’s passion emulates John’s original concept of “the best service possible.” It also helps that the people that keep up Cross Creek are constantly improving the surroundings and making it more beautiful. Head to JG’s for lunch and tell Boyan I sent you. Maybe he’ll make a Fireball Special with Jalapenos? But my money’s always on the Phoney Baloney. Good job, Boyan!!


WHEELS AND WAVES HEADS TO THE GETTY VILLA – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 773 – After an awesome Wheels and Waves in Malibu, Team Fireball heads on an After-Rally to The Getty Villa. Sculpture, Gardens and Shenanigans.


MARINA MOTEL BEST KEPT SECRET IN SAN FRANCISCO – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 724 – The Marina Motel is the Best Kept Secret in San Francisco and where Fireball and Kathie head for the Holidays. Plus… a Baby Shower.

Built in 1939 to celebrate the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marina Motel is considered by many of its guests to be “San Francisco’s Best Kept Secret”.

The motel was built by Henry Louis (aka: Lou) who was the son of a California Gold Rush miner.

Lou’s father came to San Francisco from Hannover, Germany in 1852 to “strike it rich” in the California Gold Rush Fields.

He made his claim near the town of Madera on the road towards Yosemite and named it “The Hannover Mine”.

As was common during the Gold Rush days, young Lou lived in San Francisco with his mother and three siblings during the school year while his father worked his gold mine in Madera all year round.

Madera was a several day horse and wagon ride away from San Francisco.

Working in the gold mine was hard work in all weather conditions with hot summer days and cold, wet winters.

Frequently gold miners got sick working in the damp mines all day and there were few legitimate doctors to be found.

Unfortunately, when Lou was nine years old, a messenger showed up at his house in San Francisco with the sad news that his father had caught Pneumonia and died.

Gold had been found in the Hannover mine but the gold vain had been lost just before Lou’s father death.

Many years later after the mine had been sold, the new owner re-discovered the vain under Lou’s mother’s vegetable garden.

With the sudden death of Lou’s father, Lou’s mother was alone with four children and could speak limited English.

Nine year old Lou dropped out of school to help support his family and became a “runner” for a San Francisco newspaper called the Call Bulletin.

In the days before cell phones or computers, the newspaper reporters would hand their story off to Lou so he could run it through the city to deliver it into the hands of the newspaper’s publisher.

A year later, Lou became an apprentice to a candy maker teaching him such useful skills as pulling taffy.

As Lou matured, he was able to talk some investors into opening up a Café and Bakery call the Buckley Café at the foot of Market Street along the Embarcadero waterfront.

There was no Bay Bridge in the early 1900’s so each arriving ferry boat filled his restaurant with customers.

The café burnt down in the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. When San Francisco got back on its feet years later there were so many new restaurants opening in the same area that they decided not to rebuild.

On to his next adventure, Lou opened up San Francisco first Ford dealership selling Model A’s and Motel T’s.

He would tell each customer you can have any color you want as long as it’s black.

In 1915, San Francisco wanted to show the world that it was back on its feet after its devastating 1906 Earthquake by hosting The Panama Pacific Exposition.

The Exposition was built on top of all the debris from the buildings that were destroyed in the earthquake and that was thrown into the wetlands on the northern most shore of San Francisco.

The nearby Palace of Fine Arts and its beautiful lake is the only relic that stands today from this 1915 Exposition.


SECRET WHITE STALLIONS OF THE CAMARILLO RANCH – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 722 – After taking the 1961 Cadillac back to The Murphy Museum, Fireball and Kathie are invited to visit the infamous CAMARILLO RANCH and learn about the secret white stallions.

SECRET WHITE STALLIONS OF THE CAMARILLO RANCH – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 722 – In the pastoral community of Camarillo, a historic mansion with peaceful, park-like grounds offers a rare setting for all kinds of events—especially weddings.

The product of a romantic gesture, this turn-of-the-century Queen Anne-style estate was built in 1892 by Adolfo Camarillo for his wife Isabella.

The splendid heritage structure and its remaining 4.5 acres were restored by the city in 2001, and today visitors tour the ranch’s original stables, stroll through the beautiful gardens, and explore a living museum expertly reconstructed inside the mansion.

Camarillo Ranch House, also known as Rancho Calleguas and Adolfo Camarillo House, is a Queen Anne-style Victorian house in Camarillo, California.

Built in 1892, the 6,000-square-foot house was designed by architects Herman Anlauf and Franklin Ward., Adolfo Camarillo operated the ranch for 78 years, changing the operations from mostly cattle to crops.

He was a leading innovator growing lima beans, barley, corn, alfalfa, walnuts, citrus and eucalyptus trees.

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Juan was a member of the Hijar-Padres Expedition to California in 1834 and he settled in Ventura in 1857.

Juan and Martina Camarillo were married in 1840 and moved to Ventura, California in 1854, becoming the fourth European family in the town.

In 1876, Juan Camarillo (1812–1880) bought the 10,000-acre Rancho Calleguas in eastern Ventura County from Jose Pedro Ruiz for $3,000 in gold.

Cruise back to the 70’s in a Fireball PHATBOY…

OK, time for a time-travel episode folks. Let’s press the proverbial button and swing back to the 70’s for a jiff where everything was cool in a sort of very uncool sort of way — bell bottoms, super ugly haircuts and wacko cars.

Wait, I take that back about the cars. Not the haircuts. And although the cars were strange, there was nothing stranger than the AMC Pacer. It was ugly on a whole new level that made it the coolest car ever. 

So, today’s Ride is dedicated to all those — this means you — who suffered and survived the 70’s and managed to come out and into the 21st century unscathed. 

And if we happened to still have a Pacer in our garage, what would we do with it? Well, there’s the obvious things like a fish tank, cherry tomato garden and recliner-lounge with foot massager, but I’m pretty sure most of you have done that already.

Which is why I want to challenge your brains in coming up with the Best Pacer Idea Ever contest. 

My idea? Well, it’s the PhatBoy of course. Chubba Hubba, this flame throwin’ concept, features a variety of cool options. The tail pipe doubles as a zucchini slicer and the dish wheels come off for pizza delivery; four at a time, baby! 

Yea, I know what you’re thinking. This is weird. How can you be delivering pizzas and be this cool? What? That wasn’t what you were thinking? Moving on.

I like to play around with ideas and fish out of water concepts. Like, if you mixed “Jurassic Park” and “Breaking Bad” you’d get dinosaurs doing drugs, or something like that. Whatever.

But the point is, if you really had a Pacer, what would you do? Back on target, Fireball!

Oh, and by the way, PhatBoy actually has a definition. It’s “behaving badly while still being cool.” I’m not really sure that makes any sense at all, but Webster was a smart guy and I for one believe him, even though he’s dead now and really doesn’t care.

So get your phat on and drive your cool car like the stud or studette that you are. Be the phat.