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

Chef Watson – Quinoa Pilaf
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Chef Watson – Quinoa Pilaf  Attention fellow food geeks!  Bon Appétit Magazine and IBM are working together to develop an exciting, new kitchen toy—I mean “tool”.   Chef Watson is a software program that, according to the magazine “essentially discovers and … Continue reading

April – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I am what you’d call a mutt.  Growing up, my brothers and I were told that our forebears hailed from a plethora of places, stretching across Europe from Poland to Ireland, and even down into Africa, with a little Jewish … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Finis
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  Hey, gang.  Apologies for falling behind on the posting!  Life picked up, colder weather kicked in, and there really wasn’t a whole lot going on that was new and exciting.  Sadly, I think I have to call it: Garden … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Six
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It’s been six and a half months since Bro and I started Garden 2012, and as we move into Fall, things are beginning to slow down, growth-wise.  In the next few weeks Bro and I need to reevaluate what we’ve … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Five
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 We had a surprise rain storm quite literally out of the blue this week while I was en route from work.  By all accounts, it was sunny and warm one moment, dumping buckets the next, and then right back to … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Three
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Several weeks ago, I ordered dinner from a fabulous Chinese restaurant in my little neighborhood.  A short while later, it was delivered by an adorable, chubby-cheeked Asian man, who took one look at the plants peeping over the top of … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-One
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     And so begins our sixth month of gardening this year.   I have to say that it’s been really interesting for me to track our progress in blog form.  Not only does it serve as a nifty reminder of … 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