Category Archive: shopping

Seafood Salad Recipe

When I was planning for my dinner party this past Saturday, I arrived at the store with several ideas but none of them was a seafood salad. To be truthful, I threw in… Continue reading

Chicken with Pea Sprouts and Bell Peppers Recipe

As I mentioned in my bruschetta recipe, I had no idea what I was going to make for my main course for my dinner party. I wandered around the grocery store considering all… Continue reading

Spinach Bruschetta Recipe

This past Saturday, I hosted a dinner party for 5. I went to the store armed with several recipes and ideas for my meal. The only thing I didn’t have a clue about… Continue reading

Porcini Mushroom Risotto Recipe

When I originally bought this 3-grain blend from Trader Joe’s, I was going to throw it into a rice cooker and be done with it. But for my dinner party, I thought I’d… Continue reading

Minty Dessert Recipe: Nectarine Compote for Ice Cream

This past Saturday, I hosted a dinner party for friends. I made everything from the bruschetta (which I served as an amuse) to seafood salad starter, main dish, veggies and risotto. But no… Continue reading

Bumming Around Sunset Junction: Spice Station, Bar Keeper, Intelligentisa & The Cheese Store of Silver Lake

I have had almost 50 pieces of artwork published. Most of these pieces are primarily me playing with color and design. I’m hugely attracted to bright colors and bold shapes. How could I… Continue reading

Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

The Wednesday Farmers’ Market in Santa Monica is legendary. Chefs congregate and often have said they buy from this particular Farmers Market. The spin off, the Saturday Market was much more low-key. Perhaps… Continue reading

Party at Guelaguetza!

Where’s the party!? Apparently it was at Guelaguetza this past Monday. Bill Esparza also known as affable StreetGourmetLA was featured on Andrew Zimmern’s show, Bizarre Foods. Guelaguetza offered a special happy hour prior… Continue reading

Silver Lake Jubilee

This past weekend, thousands converged in Silver Lake for the first Silver Lake Jubilee, a music and art festival complete with over 30 food trucks. The Jubilee took place on Myra Street from… Continue reading

Silver Lake Jubilee

After my Ramen Run on the 22nd, I plan to head over to the Silver Lake Jubilee. I’m way too excited about the 30+ plus food trucks (even though I know I’m coming… Continue reading