Monthly Archives: February 2012

Oscar Buzz

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 new cacao in my life,

Nick of Time

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” below) arranged for us to

Sandwich Iron

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 cleaning the iron with a