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Live Like Julia Project: Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

In Desserts, Food, Lifestyle On October 14, 2013 3 Comments

Living Like Julia this past month has been a lot of hard work!  There has been a plethora of business matters to deal with, like ordering business cards,… Read More »

The Salad “Punt”

In Lifestyle, Salads On October 6, 2013 2 Comments

A good chef must be adaptable.  A good chef must be imaginative.  A good chef must know how to cut corners when necessary.  I am all three; ergo,… Read More »

Love at First Bite – Trattoria Neapolis

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On October 2, 2013 2 Comments

Is anything more ubiquitous than an Italian restaurant?   I mean,  they are everywhere and like a chameleon assume many guises.  Nevertheless, Sous Chef and I are always on… Read More »

Live Like Julia – Julia Child Rules + Giveaway

In Books, Cocktails, Events, Lifestyle, Resources On September 15, 2013 18 Comments

Congratulations to Karen P of From Scratch Blog!  She is the winner of the Live Like Julia Contest! I admire Julia; I use her cookbooks; I have seen… Read More »

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"It’s All Greek to Me" – Tzatziki & Other Musings

In Dining, Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Travel On August 3, 2013 15 Comments

“It’s all Greek to me,” muttered Sous Chef as he poured through the menu of a quaint taverna on the esplanade in Katakolon, Greece.  While he may have… Read More »

Havanese Puppies

Happy Tails to You

In Events, Lifestyle On May 17, 2013 0 Comments

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Tea With Iris

In Events, Lifestyle On March 7, 2012 5 Comments

It’s a hybrid of La Biennale di Venezia and Bouquets to Art in San Francisco in a very broad sense, only on a much, much smaller scale as… Read More »

Flamenco, and a Taste of Spain

In Appetizers, Beverages, Cocktails, Desserts, Dining, Entrees, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Salads, Soups On January 30, 2012 12 Comments

The plot was simple:   invite seven of my best friends over for an afternoon of Flamenco music and a Taste of Spain.  What followed was reminiscent of an… Read More »

Venison, Asparagus & 11,000 Virgins aka My Weekend in Los Angeles

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On January 17, 2012 1 Comment

Venison, asparagus and eleven-thousand virgins.  That is one of the descriptions in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Program for Mahler’s 4th.  Given the fact that I am a foodie,… Read More »

Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner! M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken…..

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle, Travel On January 13, 2012 27 Comments

Four paws up and a tail wag from Sasha, The Wonder Dog, and one “Oh, Mama!” from the sous chef, signified that  M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken recipe was… Read More »