Community Garden Plot – Update
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Howdy, all! Summer is just around the corner, and both my patio garden and the community garden plot I share are growing like gangbusters. (The plot seems to grow weeds better than anything else, but we’re making it work.) You … Continue reading

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

December – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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It is one of the near-indisputable facts of life that tiny things are adorable. One has only to glance at social media to find that it is dominated by hamsters eating eentsy burritos, tea cup pigs dressed as darling, porcine … Continue reading

November – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  In October of 2013 a couple who are part of my beloved improv family welcomed a gorgeous baby girl into the world. In order to take some pressure off the new parents, a request was made on their behalf … Continue reading