A Mediterranean Affair

One of my duties in the nest is to provide adequate sustenance to all my little fledglings. Lately we have been a little more health conscious to maintain our weight for wrestling championships. While I abhor the idea of cutting … Continue reading

Coloring with Nature

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This year Yiayia’s Easter bread didn’t make it to our nest in its usual edible state. The package arrived a week in advance, however, we weren’t there to happily receive the goods. The day we were able to tear open … Continue reading

Winging it with the Good Stuff

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I like food that is naturally beautiful and that has a bit of history behind it. From the tender care of seeds, to sprouting seedlings and full maturity, from its harvest and directly into the kitchen with the clumps of … Continue reading

Strolling the East Side

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East of Hollywood that is. It was a day planned to get-a-way from the nest and simply do things not ordinarily in our daily schedule. My always-ready-for-an-adventure amigo and I, started out with an impromptu garage sale in Los Feliz, … Continue reading

Eat More Greens

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It was a special occasion having a babysitter growing up, with my mother’s mother and her youngest sister living with us it wasn’t a perpetual event.  However, my grandmother at times would stay with other family members and my aunt … Continue reading

With a cluck cluck here,

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and cluck cluck there, here a cluck, there a cluck, everywhere a cluck cluck. I visited a home recently of a proud chicken owner.  Okay, so she had a few chickens under her care the past twenty years. Let me … Continue reading

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 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

Tasty, Healthy and on the Go with Horny Goat Weed

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Now that I grasped your attention with this weed… according to legend, its meritorious property was discovered by a Chinese goat herder who noticed sexual activity in his flock after they ate the weed. It is sold as a health … Continue reading

A Splash of Local Color

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The one thing I did carve time out for the morning after (The Move) was a trip to the local farmer’s market. Even though turning on the stovetop would have presented a fire hazard, a desperate need to add freshness … Continue reading