The Apothecary

The Apothecary” is a new Young Adult novel written by Maile Meloy that’s been getting rave reviews – Abe’s already read (and loved) it – think “Harry Potter” meets John le Carré


We celebrated the book’s release yesterday – couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw who was there:


Been wanting to try Cool Haus for years, but have never caught up with the truck. They gave me samples of every flavor!!!


I shared a heavenly Potato Chip and Skor Bar cookie with 3 friends, before hitting the dinner buffet


Heirloom LA did a tremendous job catering – every single bite was wonderful!!!


Pizzas, grilled veggies, charcuterie…


…delectable passed hors d’oeuvres

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My favorite bite was the chicken n waffles with a blueberry/whipped cream topping. I ate seconds of those, along with another plate from the Crostini Station…


…then hit the Taco Buffet


Stuffed one tortilla with beef shortrib, salsa, and guac; on the side – halibut, chicken, and caponata


Pretended to be a kid


Ready to burst at this point, but there was one more thing on the menu…


My Cool Haus creation – Blackberry Ginger Sorbet sandwiched between a Maple Waffle and Vegan Ginger Cookie


Epic. Sooooo epic.

I dominated the entire dessert, but just a taste of the paper it came wrapped in.


Yup, that’s right. Edible. Tasted like communion wafer.


Hope the kiddies don’t try nibbling the pages out of this book – I want to read them!


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  • livinglearningeating

    Cool Haus looks amazing! But I don’t really get what it has to do with Germany/German stuff?

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      they’re paying homage to rem koolhaas, the architect!

  • Caitlin C.

    Looks like foodie paradise! That potato chip cookie sounds awesome. You seem to have the same strategy as me at events with so many food options – little tastes of everything so you don’t miss out! I like it 😀

  • Anna @ On Anna’s Plate

    Potato chips in a cookie? That’s definitely appealing to the pregnant lady in me. :-)

  • Sara K

    I want to eat like you every day; seriously! The chicken n waffle hors d’oeuvre looks amazing

  • Emily@SavoryandSavage

    I am drooling over the thought of a potato chip cookie.

    That book looks interesting – I am going to have to order it.

  • Cindy

    Pretty sure I could be talked into most anything with that blackberry ginger sorbet sandwich. I luv you, but would have wrestled you to the ground to swipe it from your little fingers. 😮

  • vanillasugarblogv

    Cool Haus ROCKS!
    Saw them on the cooking channel and just nodded my head ‘yes yes yes, what a clever, genius creation’

  • pure2rawtwins

    ok seriously so jealous of the amazing food you have around you…everything looks great! that cookie sandwich, yum!!

  • Jolene (

    Cool – I hadn’t heard of that book until now! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lindsay

    I have to stop reading your blog before bedtime, it makes me so HUNGRY, lol! And thank you for sharing about the book, I’ve been looking for a Harry Potter-esque fantasy to get me away!

  • Sandi

    What wonderful food, & to catch the Cool Haus truck too!