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

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

July – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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As I’ve written in the past, I didn’t get serious about Food until I was in my 30s, and when I did, I learned the way most home cooks do: in a higgledy piggledy fashion, bouncing from subject to subject … 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

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-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-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 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 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