Daily Archives: January 8, 2011

Larchmont Reunion


Our friends David and Anna are in town – and they just got engaged!!!

Since Anna is from the ‘hood, we celebrated with breakfast at Larchmont Bungalow.


I thought it was adorable how they balanced one another out by sharing these Mini Omelet Sliders – one was the Meat Sensation (sausage, bacon, steak, peppers, onions, and hollandaise) while the other was the Garden (egg white with spinach, zucchini, asparagus and goat cheese)


Christy was there too! She ordered the full-size version of the Garden Omelet.


(A little update on Christy for you long-time readers – her movie Sound of My Voice is going to Sundance this month!!!)

Abe and I split the Morning Burrito – with a lot of substitutions: egg whites, no bacon or cheese, chicken sausage on the side…


…wrapped in a crepe with fruit:


Can’t believe they got all of that right!!!


Abe ate most of the burrito, since I had sausage to work with.


Plus a bite of Anna/David’s potatoes, since she said they were awesome. And they were.


Everyone loved their breakfast! The outside heater by us was broken, but we had a really nice time catching up.


Spotted a celeb too – Kiernan Shipka from Mad Men!!!

It’s time for another walk back into Larchmont, since Julius has been on mouse patrol all day.


Hoping we run into Anna + David (and Sally Draper) again!

Freaky Friday

dinner - salads - snacks - trader joe's

Last night was weird!

First, Abe made dinner – which was strange because HE was the one who had been working + sick with a cold all day, not me!


I had specific instructions – fry an egg sunny side up, bake the Trader Joe’s Potato Latkes


Served over a bed of mache + shredded carrots tossed in Meyer Lemon juice


The last dollop of simple guac


Hot sauce, s + p


Runny yolk + greasy crunchy potato is the perfect salad dressing


We also split the last few bites of Abe’s leftover Honey Acorn Squash and Spinach


Since I ate nothing but gluten-free baked goods earlier I munched on an organic Ambrosia for dessert


We had plans to attend an art opening, but as we drove by the gallery it looked way too crowded. So we went to Whole Foods instead – a hot Friday night!!!


Abe wanted to pick up a tub of hummus and I insisted he should just make it at home, since we had all the ingredients: chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt.



Poor hubby wound up slicing his finger pretty bad. I put the mean immersion blender away and finished the rest of the dip by hand, producing a very chunky (almost reminiscent of tuna fish?!) texture.

Eaten with celery


As if nursing my ill and injured husband wasn’t out-of-the-ordinary enough, I saw a mouse!!!


If you follow me on twitter you know I spotted it a few nights ago. I was hoping Julius had scared it off, but we’ve been ready with a few cruelty free mousetraps.

Tahini came in handy – we had just picked up peanut butter at Whole Foods, but I wasn’t wasting a dab of Justin’s, even if it was on sale!


Julius is NO help. I thought Jack Russell Terriers were supposed to be great at catching mice, but he hasn’t noticed it either time – and now he keeps setting off the traps!


The bizarre evening events made me peckish


I could’ve easily reached for another couple handfuls of Pumpernickel Pretzels but I knew that would be too much for my tummy. Whenever I snack before bedtime I’m never hungry til late the next day, and we’ve got breakfast plans with friends this morning.

So I sipped on a cup of Stripped Down Miso Soup to slow things down/quell the salt craving.


Hoping for a Super Sane Saturday….

Best band aid for fingers?

Anyone ever have luck with those humane mouse traps?