Tag Archives: granola

Edible Gift Ideas

I made a ginormous batch of granola the other day, using Chow’s Basic Granola Recipe – adding in 1 cup of Mountain Mambo Mix and some apple chips. Housed in a mason jar, I believe this would make a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving… …and so would this – Roasted Cranberry Sauce.  Last year, I practically lived off of it – on top of oatmeal, yogurt, toast,

Vampire Weekend

It was a fun weekend.  But an intense, tiring, sleep-depriving, body-wrenching weekend.  SDAFF is always one of my favorite events (2010, 2011, 2012) – I did a quick one-day trip to San Diego for the Gala… …Michelle Hebert’s stunning dress was, as usual, the main subject on the red carpet (<—click for more pictures).  I ate a fancy dinner, presented an award

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Oh, take me back to Ojai!!!  Here’s the magical place we stayed – The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.  Situated on a golf course… …with majestic grounds and many pools.  My tip – go to the spa one if you want shade/quiet! I didn’t actually utilize any of the spa services or classes… …mostly we hung out in here. This is