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

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

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Four
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It’s official: I have given up trying to wrangle the mass of tomato, tomatillo and black bean plants that seem determined to intertwine, making a mess of the left-hand side of our patio.  With Bro and I both working day … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Nineteen
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  Another short one this week.  For the most part, the garden has just been keeping on keeping on, doing what it does best: growing like crazy.  I offer as evidence the mass of green that’s only gotten more tangled … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Eighteen
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  Week Eighteen starts off with some rather sad news.  It seems that Bernie the Praying Mantis has left us for us, apparently for good.  Bro and I have been keeping a close eye on his tomatillo plant, but we’ve … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Seventeen
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  Hi ya! Welcome to the recap of our seventeenth week of Garden 2012! Last week I was excited to report that our little patio garden seemed to be perking up after a period of slowed growth. Well, this week … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Fifteen
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Another quick one this week:  Due to trying to get the Baked Beans blog entry out, I have fallen behind in the garden blogging department.  Bad me!  =smacks hand=  Things are chugging along at le jardin a chez Myjo.  We … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Fourteen
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Hellooooo!  So much excitement to share this week, folks!  For starters, would you look at these! So many tomatoes are turning red now.  We picked the two ripest and tasted them.  Gods, they were lovely and sweet (as their name … Continue reading