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

Food Truck Quickie: Ta Bom

When my office moved, I moved away from a lot of my favorite lunch places including the one I lovingly referred to as my secret spot.  I’m dying for a Mendocino Farms sandwich!… Continue reading

Brazilian: The Wood Spoon

It’s been a while since I had Brazilian food. I tend to think of it as a huge meat buffet. So when I heard about Wood Spoon in Downtown Los Angeles that was… Continue reading

Angeleno’s Chefs Night Out Recap

This past Sunday, Angeleno Magazine hosted their 8th Annual Restaurant Awards at the Fairmont Mirarmar Hotel. Best New Restaurant: Lazy Ox Canteen Best New Chef: Michael Voltaggio Chef of the Year: Michael Cimarusti,… Continue reading

Project Be More Open

In my last post about dating, my friend accused me of not being more open. I thought she was calling me picky which I mentioned to her last Friday at dinner. She quickly… Continue reading

Picking the Food Blogger’s Brain

Recently I was asked by a USC Masters student in the Annenberg School some questions. If you would like to answer them as well, please let me know and I’ll put you in… Continue reading

Hatchi Mix: Cedilla

Hatchi Mix under the guidance of Devon Espinosa continues tomorrow night at the Breadbar in Century City with 8 cocktail offerings from Max Seaman and Jeff Knudsen, the guys at Comme Ca. Thursday,… Continue reading