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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

July 15, 2014
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I usually bake my sweet potatoes in large batches, but in the summertime, I choose to ignore the oven. Crockpot, who knew you were my year-round buddy?  Scrub the potatoes clean, pierce them with a fork, wrap in foil, and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours. Eat with maple butter… …or mash it up! […]

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Puzzles and Pretzels

July 13, 2014
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Remember when magician David Kwong blew my mind at a dinner hosted by Susan Orlean last year?  He’s on the front page of TED today – and you can watch some of his genius in this talk. No crossword for me today (who am I kidding, any day) but maybe one of you can figure […]

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Bow and Truss

May 26, 2014
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We headed to the Valley mid-week to celebrate our friend Erin’s birthday. Bow and Truss is a stunning space… …with beautiful food. We ordered a bunch to share – I didn’t snap too many pix because there was a large group waiting to eat… …but I will say that this (blurry) Fig Bread… …served with […]

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Daily Dose Cafe

April 17, 2014
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While filming The Lees of Los Angeles, I “drove” down Industrial Street many, many times, and was intrigued by Daily Dose… …as random luck would have it, just 10 days later, they invited me in to check out their space! They’ve got traditional cafe goods… …and fresh juices… …Feo had one of those, and I […]

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Sqirl

March 30, 2014
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This isn’t the first time I’ve blogged about Sqirl. I’ve eaten their famous jams at home; even tried their baked goods and savory stuff at events. I’ve heard the hype and have been wanting to visit since they opened in 2012. But I admit, I was scared. I’d heard the space = tiny, the lines […]

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