When the Sun No Longer Shines

at least over here in our parts, we all loose something as a result.Passion. Yes, it’s hissing out of us like the steam spewing from rooftops. This deep, lingering stretch of winter has us resorting to making affogato at 7:30 … Continue reading

Shaking Up the Summer

Nothing tantalizes the palate like a summer pineapple oozing with juicy goodness. Sliced, muddled, chopped, blended, stirred or sinking your teeth directly into the soft, fleshy sweetness…this nectar of the gods never fails to disappoint. We’ve been blending it lately … Continue reading

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

Agua de Tamarindo

Temperatures have risen again so naturally the oven in my nest lacking air-conditioning remained off limits this weekend. Instead I tried making the refreshing but process ridden drink, agua de tamarindo. There was no alcohol involved although a tamarind margarita … Continue reading

Halleluhua…was that a cool breeze I felt?

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Every morning for the past few weeks I wake up in my new nest energized to open windows and doors to welcome the cool ocean breeze in and everyday I have been disappointed. Hot, heavy, damp stagnant air seeps into … 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