February 2012

Oscar Buzz

February 29, 2012

Ahem. There is an Oscar on my mantle right now…. …okay…a chocolate one. Made by Wolfgang Puck. (My cousins Mark and Jen attended the Academy Awards this year.) I can’t bring myself to eat it. It’s sitting by my Asian Excellence Award, waiting to be replaced someday…by a real one, hopefully! There is some exciting […]

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Nick of Time

February 29, 2012

Yesterday was my friend Nick’s birthday. With the exception of last year, we’ve celebrated annually with him since moving to Los Angeles. In 2010 we went to play pool, last night we gathered at Rosewood Tavern. As you can see, the place was packed. Nick’s wife Meredith (the adorable redhead between the “V” and “E” […]

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Sandwich Iron

February 28, 2012
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If you read my post this morning on “Thick Dumpling Skin” you can probably guess what was on the menu for brunch! I made a Peanut Butter and Fig Syrup one, on Trader Joe’s Rustic Sourdough Bread The other day, I made this same sandwich for Abe – waffle-ized… …he said it was delicious, but […]

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The Hummus Waffle

February 28, 2012

Did you know that yesterday was National Strawberry Day? I celebrated. Julius just watched. Hey, if you can’t fold the laundry, you don’t get the sweet stuff!!! Because of the blog, I’m now aware that pretty much every day can be celebrated culinarily. With the astronomical nature of everything in cyberspace, I’m always shocked when […]

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Ina, Ira, and I

February 27, 2012

So you guys really convinced me that I need a mouth guard! I was up bright and early to get fitted at Dr. Stahle’s. This time the television was turned to The Food Network, and “The Barefoot Contessa” was on. I rarely follow her recipes (she uses a lot of meat, and takes that stand […]

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