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Le Moose Crepe Café: Explore a Unique Fusion of Crepes and Thai Cuisine

October 22, 2014 9:03 am

Though Le Moose Crepe Café in Fremont, California serves traditional Thai dishes along with savory and dessert crepes, many customers come here for the crepes. Here you’ll find a selection of savory crepes inspired by Thai cuisine, such as the beef curry crepe, the chicken masala crepe or the Thai green curry crepe. If you have a sweet tooth, try one of Le Moose’s many dessert crepes.

Regulars love the sidewalk crepe, the banana sweet crepe and the peachy mango crepe. From the traditional Thai menu, try such favorites as the spicy catfish, the drunken spaghetti or the crab meat fried rice.

Le Moose Crepe Café
5014 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 745-7288

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Halloween 101: How to Carve a Pumpkin

October 16, 2014 10:03 am

Carving a pumpkin might seem like child's play, but there's an art behind this favorite fall activity. To help ensure your jack-o'-lantern shines bright this Halloween, follow these simple tips.

1) Choose your pumpkin.
Larger pumpkins will be easier to work with than smaller pumpkins, and certain shapes can help complement your intended design. Opt for a gourd with a flat bottom so that your jack-'o-lantern will stand upright in its own.

2) Prep your pumpkin.
Wipe your pumpkin with a damp cloth, then place it upon a work surface of newspaper or a trash bag. Use a serrated knife to remove the top "lid" of the pumpkin. Remove the seeds and fibrous flesh of the pumpkin using a large metal spoon, scraping the walls of the pumpkin to create a uniform thickness of about one inch.

3) Draw and carve.
Now for the fun part: the carving! Trace a stencil onto your pumpkin, or draw your design free-hand, then get to carving! Remember to always cut away from yourself to avoid accidents, and leave the sawing to the grown-ups. Place a couple battery-operated tealights into your pumpkin, then stand back to admire your spooky design!

How to Carve a Pumpkin [Martha Stewart]
How to Carve a Pumpkin [Taste of Home]
How to Carve a Pumpkin [BBC]

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Alameda Creek Trails: Get Out and Get Some Fresh Air

October 8, 2014 9:02 am

Joggers, hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders will appreciate the Alameda Creek Trails, 12 miles of paths extending from Old Canyon Road in Fremont to the San Francisco Bay along the banks of Alameda Creek. Bikers, runners, and walkers are welcomed on the south side of Alameda Creek, while the north side is reserved for equestrians. A visit to the Alameda Creek Trails will bring you face-to-face with some of the area’s most common wildlife, including cranes, geese, and fish. Dogs are welcomed on the trails at no additional fee.

Free parking and other facilities are available at the Isherwood Staging Area in Fremont as well as at other staging areas along the trail. If you’re hiking or jogging on the Alameda Creek Trails, watch out for cyclists—they zoom by quickly. If you’re cycling on the trails, ring your bell to warn pedestrians of your approach. The trails are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Alameda Creek Trails
2250 Isherwood Way
Fremont, CA 94536
(888) 327-2757

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