Browsing All posts tagged under »recipe«

British – LA

October 6, 2013


Sticky Toffee Pudding is basically everything I could want in a dessert.  It has the richness of dates (good Medjool dates).  It’s moist, crumbly and great warm or cold (good for breakfast, straight out the fridge.)  As we enter into fall entertaining, this is a great make ahead dish.  To save the calories and cut […]

Cereal – LA

July 16, 2013


Now that you know my secret love of (some) processed foods, I have no qualms with telling you about my cereal problem.  I could eat it for breakfast and dinner.  I gave it up for Lent one year (40 very sad, dark days).  I had no idea what to eat in the morning, but it […]

Spanish – LA

July 8, 2013


I’m not supposed to like processed foods.  I should tell you that I only shop at farmers markets, create all my snacks from scratch and have never eaten a hot dog. There are some things that are just delicious or nostalgic or both that I happen to love.  Butterscotch Krimpets from Tasty Kake, street pretzels, […]

Dark Chocolate & Mint – LA

July 3, 2013


I bought the most delicious chocolate spearmint from the Santa Monica farmers market.  Yes, that’s right.  There’s a chocolatey spearmint that you can grow in your garden.  It’s like a thin-mint in plant form.  This recipe marries together my favorite ice cream recipe with a silky, chocolate pudding.  It tastes super sinful, but guess what!  […]

Corn – LA

March 5, 2013


While living in Boston, I was lucky enough to discover Flour, an incredible bakery in the South End.  Totally worth the hype.  World-famous banana bread.  Unreal sticky buns.  I’ve always coveted the cookbook, and I was lucky enough to receive it as a gift. I was immediately attracted to their corn muffin recipe.  They’re not […]

Chocolate? Meet Balsamic – LA

February 19, 2013


We recently learned that a wonderful blog, Foods for the Soul, was inspired by us.  Little old Bakers, Bicoastal.  We were so touched that we wanted to write a post in her honor featuring a lovely combination–chocolate and balsamic vinegar.  Check out her Salted Balsamic Chocolate Cookies.  Fabulous, right? In the same vein, I want […]

Popcorn – LA

December 28, 2012


Holidays are nuts.  There are the usual suspects–gift shopping, Christmas card writing and holiday parties.  On top of that, we’ve been preparing (read: procrastinating) for a 16-day trip to Kenya and Tanzania.  That doesn’t leave us too much time for festive baking. I did get to make a few holiday treats this year: cardamom palmiers […]

Herbs – LA

December 13, 2012


Whole wheat herb bread.  Warm, from the oven.  Slathered in olive-almond-sage tapenade.  You’re welcome. Erin, my lovely friend in San Francisco, seemed to always be making these fantastic breads.  Cheese bread, olive bread, cinnamon buns and more.  She made it look easy to just show up at brunch with a warm loaf of bread.  I […]

Nuts – LA

December 3, 2012


It’s usually hard to get in the holiday spirit in lala land.  Lately, it’s been chilly, rainy and downright gloomy, and I’m loving it.  I’m pretending it’s winter in a place that rarely slips below 50 degrees, even at night. A nontraditional, yet spectacular Thanksgiving spent in Joshua tree helped to set the mood with […]

Rhubarb – LA

July 12, 2012


I feel like every new post starts with an apology about our long hiatus.  But not this time. In addition to the usual craziness, I’ve started a new job, and we adopted two 10-week-old adorable kittens who love nothing more than to wake me up by purring on my face. You guys understand.  Sometimes life […]