Can you believe it’s already summer?!?! Yikes!!!! While most of you may be looking forward to the warm days and sunny skies, we’ve been dreading this moment. Absolutely dreading it… Because, my dear friends, we live in Southern California. Without. Air conditioning.
Sometimes, a girl just needs a weekend Holiday. Not because the house is a disaster, the spouse has gone missing, or the dog has gone batty. Just because. So this past weekend, a girlfriend and I holed up at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, CA. It was everything we wanted it to be: […]
June Gloom came a little early this year: Raindrops on the rose leaves… the sage… …and the rose petals. We recently had the pleasure of serving lunch to about 30 friends at the tail end of a long weekend in the Sonoma Wine Country. The venue: Chateau Felice, 10603 Chalk Hill […]
Winter arugula flower. I really should do a better job at eating my arugula before it goes to seed. There’s just so much, it’s hard to keep up. At least I get pretty flowers out of them. I wonder if they cut well? Poll: When you eat out, do you zoom into a particular dish […]
I’ve been searching high and low for some sort of baked chard recipe (way too much chard in the vegetable box right now), just to see if anyone’s done it. Since nobody (that I know of) has, I decided to take a chance and just do it. Who’d a thunk, it actually turned out really […]
Even in the beginning, we ate in a lot. And most of our dates were centered around what we were making for dinner. On one such occasion, we tore out of a magazine a recipe for linguine and clams, and then marveled at how wonderful it was, despite the decidedly unromantic backdrop of a bachelor pad, complete with […]
In our previous lives as urban planners, the office we worked at participated in the Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off. In 2008, our “Ring of Fire” chili even took 2nd place in the People’s Choice Award. (We maintain we only didn’t win because we couldn’t compete with corporate-volume Tustin Brewing Company.) We also think looping 16 […]
Is it just me, or when we were kids, a pizza meant phoning Pizza Hut and having pepperoni and cheese delivered? (Note from Barry: I had Me and Ed’s Pizza or Shakeys.) When did fancy pizzas get popular, and why am I so late to get on board? Last Autumn while dining on Britta’s couch, […]