In a Pickle

April 24, 2014

Abe and I loved those free pickles when we went to Canter’s… …so much so, we bought a few to go. Not realizing they came in a plastic bag. With no pickle juice. My friend Cesario suggested I put them in a diluted vinegar solution. I filled a mason jar with about 1/4 cup white […]

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Microwave Poached Eggs

April 22, 2014

Here’s the results of my experiment… …crack an egg into a mug, and cover it with 1/3 cup water/splash of vinegar. Ding dong for a minute covered with a plate. Actually, at around 45 seconds I heard a little popping noise, freaked out, and finished it off uncovered. Shakshuka resurrected from the dead! Uh…I think […]

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Recipe: Vanilla Wafer Coconut Cake

April 19, 2014

LA Cake Club was born earlier this year, and, after seeing what when down, I was determined not to miss it again.  I also knew I was going to be in the presence of some hardcore bakers, and my usual go-to cake recipe wouldn’t cut it. Still used a box, though.  I saw Trisha Yearwood make this […]

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Daily Dose Cafe

April 17, 2014

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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Aroma on Sunset

February 24, 2014

I drive by Aroma on Sunset several times a week – have always been curious and wondered if it’s related to the one in Studio City… …turns out it’s not, but it IS connected to the one in Encino. I was invited in to sample their many menus – new chef (and Food Network star) […]

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