Garden Update – April 6, 2015
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Spring has sprung here in Los Angeles (let’s be honest, it’s been “spring” since mid-February), and that means it’s time to stick stuff in dirt! It’s been years, literally, since I last gave an update on my little patio garden, … Continue reading

Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 3: Dessert
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Continued from Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 2 Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 3: Dessert Dessert: Daifuku One of my favorite items at dim sum is a sesame ball, lightly sweetened red bean paste surrounded by supple, chewy … Continue reading

Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 2: Main Course
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Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 2: Main Course Continued from Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 1  Main: California roll with steamed edamame When I moved to Los Angeles in the late 90s, sushi, both authentic and Americanized, was … Continue reading

Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 1: Starter
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Andrew Lo (@CakeBoy626), of The School Cook recently hosted the #FDBloggers chat on Twitter. The subject was frugal eating, and at the end of it he posed a challenge to all of us food bloggers. We were charged with putting … Continue reading

October – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  I confess I didn’t grow up watching Julia Child. I was certainly aware of her. How could anyone, particularly one with a foodie father, not be? Dad watched her program, and if memory serves, even claimed to have seen … Continue reading

September – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I’m not the world’s biggest fan of sweet baked goods, generally speaking. When I was a kid, I didn’t care a whole lot for cookies beyond your basic chocolate chip, and I disliked cake so much that I would eat … Continue reading

August – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  In Atlanta for business in August of 2013, I attended an informal dinner party thrown by some friends. The house where it was held was unbelievable; a vast, yet homey, multilevel wooden mansion next to a creek, on the … Continue reading