Monthly Archives: November 2011

An early holiday gift!

Ooooh! All my hinting around finally worked! The other day, the UPS man delivered a pressure cooker to my door–my first gift of the season! And just the model I wanted: a Fagor Futuro 6-quart! (I can be a very … Continue reading

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Practically overnight

The leaves on our ‘Roger’s Red’ grapevines changed from green to a vibrant red–seemingly overnight. Another sign from the garden that the season is changing. They’re so pretty I had to post some pictures: The Vitis ‘Roger’s Red,’ a hybrid … Continue reading

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Changing season

Our seasons in Santa Monica are a little strange. The sun can be hidden for the entire month of June and we sometimes have heat spells in November. It’s hard to know when the season change happens–unless you look in … Continue reading

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Meatballs, anyone?

My review of “i love meatballs” is up on Zesterdaily. Check it out!  

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Let us eat macarons!

What a beautifully written ode to the macaron in the New York Times! Here in LA, I like the macarons at Paulette, now known as “lettemacarons,” in Beverly Hills (and now also downtown and in Pasadena). Bristol Farms bakes up some … Continue reading

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What I spotted in Paris

I admit the first title of my blog was a bit silly, but I was happy to see that some Parisian restaurateurs are sort of on the same page:

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Going overboard

A friend put the idea of tapas into my head. What a great idea, I thought, for an upcoming dinner with friends. I grabbed my copy of “Tapas” by the great Spanish food authority, Penelope Casas, and flipped through it. I … Continue reading

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