Category Archive: photography

The Hollywood Farmers’ Market

If the Santa Monica Farmers Market is the haven for chefs, then the Hollywood Farmers’ Market is the haven for home cooks. I’ve heard a lot about the Hollywood Farmers’ Market through the… Continue reading

Shopping the Closet: Budget Hollywood Glamour

It’s Blogger Prom on Wednesday! The theme is Hollywood Confidential. Think old-school Hollywood Glamour (1930s-1940s). And because I shop ALL the time, I tend to buy a lot of accessories and party dresses.… Continue reading

1950s Chinese Restaurants

Yesterday, I spent about 45 minutes trying to figure out the 1950s Chinese restaurant menu. Being born and raised in LA by parents from Hong Kong, I thought I knew Chinese (at least… Continue reading

Albacore Salad Recipe

I’ve decided to document more of what I’ve been cooking. For regular readers, I apologize this isn’t a bad date post or one filled with my culinary adventures outside of the home. There… Continue reading

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

Green Beans and Squash Recipe

For my dinner party this past Saturday, I served a green beans and squash side. I had originally was going to wimp out and serve a simple salad but decided to go 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