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Back to the Farmer’s Market

It’s no secret that I love living in Los Angeles. One of the best things is going to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market year round. I haven’t made it there for a few months, but managed to get myself up and out to get some fresh, organic produce. I’ve even made a meal plan for the [...]

In which I am sick and make some tea

I’ve had a horrible cold/flu/whatever the past week. Today I went to work for part of the day for the first time all week and then came home to rest. I made a trip downstairs to the market to pick up fresh ginger and lemons for ginger tea – my new favorite cure-all – and [...]

Out and About: Chimu & Disney Hall

There’s always a lot going on in LA, but sometimes a body needs to have a lazy day at home. Saturday started out that way, and I went down to the market to find a late lunch. I’d read about a new place in the market and was excited to try it out. Living above [...]

Happy National Bundt Cake Day!

In honor of National Bundt Cake Day, I made a banana cake from Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours.  I chose a banana cake to use up the bananas that were over-ripened on the counter.  I know I could have put them into the freezer to use another time, but the freezer [...]

Four Things: Food (and ice)

1. Porto’s in Downey.

Porto’s is a Cuban bakery that has been an institution in the Burbank/Glendale area for ages.  They are most famous for their potato balls and mango pastries.  About a year ago, we heard of plans to bring a store to Downey, a town with very few exciting restaurant prospects.  It finally opened [...]

baking therapy

I’ve done a little bit of baking lately, like these carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  I really wanted to try out the frosting tips I bought.

The Meyer Lemon Fairy paid me a visit, so I made lemon muffins.  mmmm… lemon is the best.

“This freedom of choice in the USA drives everybody crazy”

A rainbow of sweeteners from brunch at Bottega Louie.

Avocado Ice Cream

Several years ago, we visited the California Avocado Festival in Carpenteria.  I tasted some avocado ice cream and was delighted with it, but had since completely forgotten about it.  A couple of weeks ago I was trying to decide what to make with the large bag of avocados I had bought from the market downstairs [...]

Broken Glass Jello

For the last visit with my Finnish nephews I decided to bring Broken Glass Jello.  I first saw it on JustJenn’s excellent blog, and thought it looked like fun.  I went shopping for the ingredients, which are pretty much Jello, Jello, Jello, sweetened condensed milk, and more Jello.  When I got to the store, I [...]

BrownieFest 2009, part 1

My Memorial Day weekend plan was to make three different brownie recipes, using recipes from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking, and Martha Stewart’s Cookies.  My plan got a derailed by rotten pecans, Rick’s toothache, and my own overwhelming laziness on Monday.
I made the Dorie Greenspan recipe.  [...]