Ladurée @ Colette
Ladurée as a mini-corner IN colette at the moment. Gah! To be in Paris.
Flaky Crab in Filo
From a recent DISH party ;)
Mix My Granola
If you read this blog even once a month, you know what a granola fanatic I am. From making it to rating it, there’ve been many an ode to the stuff. So, when I found Mix My Granola a few weeks back, I knew it’d be turning up on the blog whether I liked it or not. MMG is one of those ideas to which you say <why didn’t I think of that!?>. The concept is simple: customized...
One of the wonderful parts of Chanukah is the latkes. Of course I could make potato pancakes all year round but I could make a giant turkey all year round too and never do. It’s the same with latkes. On the seventh night, I decided to make sweet potato latkes. I grated 2 sweet potatoes, 1 pink lady apple and 1 yellow onion. To the grated mixture, I added 1 egg and 1 white from another. I...
Inspiration from my favorite L.A. restaurant
On our last night in L.A., Jill and Taylor suggested dinner at GJelina - a new restaurant on a very hip street in Santa Monica. We were dazzled by the 20 or so choices of vegetable small plates on the menu and our favorite of the ones we tried was roasted cauliflower. I made my own version tonight that my husband thought was just as delicious. Here’s the easy recipe: Place cauliflower...
Thanksgiving in L.A.
Thanksgiving this year was very atypical. And very delicious. As a midwestern mother of three, cooking for days to prepare for a Thanksgiving feast was de rigeur. So what a treat it was to be a guest this year. The whole family visited Jill’s new home in Malibu and we had Thankgiving dinner with relatives (Jill’s dad’s brother and very pregnant sister-in-law, Jamie). They made...
My husband and I recently returned from the trip of a lifetime! We spent ten magnificent days in Bhutan, a majestic kingdom high in the Himalayas, a country still relatively untouched by Western culture. We thoroughly immersed ourselves in the Buddhist culture, enjoying clean air, organic food, breaktaking views and a multitude of unfamiliar cultural activities. Even though I’ve been...
I love vising Jill in New York and eating all kinds of new or gourmet or unusual food. But sometimes, simplicity rules.
I’ve got an article up on The Daily Beast today about olive oil. If you are interested in learning how to buy it and what the best ones are, check it out!
Gjelina, that trendy but not too trendy restaurant on Abbott Kinney (that trendy but not too trendy street in Venice), is like Craft and Little Giant combined but with that California casualness and breeze that makes it unpretentious – even when it is crowded on a Monday night and Owen Wilson (he checked me out!) is hanging around. It was round two for me there last night and what struck me this...
Zooma Sushi, located just down the way from Zuma Beach, for which it’s phonetically named, is a true neighborhood spot – quite, hidden, unpretentious. But it’s no frills atmosphere – like a third world version of Nobu in the country mart – masks excellent rolls that are both inventive and made from incredibly fresh fish. A favorite was the Fire Roll – spicy tuna on the inside with tuna and...