A Salty Summer Surprise

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It was the salts at the market this time around that seduced me. How can I resist a touch of fleur de sel on chocolate?  I did a double take at the chocolatier, David Bacco from when I originally knew … Continue reading

It doesn’t get any happier

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  than happy hour in the summer time.  I am not so young and far from perfect and certainly have quite a bit of chutzpah left in me to make some good in this world, but sometimes a little happy … Continue reading

Apparently Bette Davis gave more than just good face

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—she gave a fabulous curb appeal too!  It was a pleasant surprise one June Gloom morning when I looked up from a Laguna Beach stroll to see this not-so–humble abode in front of me in Woods Cove.   Not a typical … Continue reading

It doesn’t have to be perfect to feel like a celebration.

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Make it casual, make it small, make it last minute—it really doesn’t matter, what counts is that you create with fresh food and fondness. Whipping up a menu for a much-anticipated chef’s party commences early morning by tasting all the … Continue reading