Peppermint Bon Bons…Part One

Annie's second birthday is just around the corner and I want to create some special treats for her to enjoy and to share with our friends. Unfortunately, I don't have much experience in that area. Lucky for me, my friend Sarah is a sensational baker. While trying to teach me how to make peppermint … [Read more...]

Spices I’ve Never Understood

I just had an absolute blast tasting a bunch of popular Eastern spices! I decided I wanted to write a recipe for chicken curry. After doing some research, I realized I had no idea what most of these spices tasted like. Turmeric, coriander, yellow mustard seeds? How was I possibly going to come up … [Read more...]

La Nogalera Walnut Oil

This is one my favorite things ever! La Nogalera organic roasted walnut oil. Annie and I sampled it at the Santa Monica farmers market a few months ago and we turned into "those" people. You know the ones that try to make a meal out of the free samples at Whole Foods? Yup, that was us. It was that … [Read more...]

Izzy’s Asian Crab and Soba Noodles

Okay, here I go! I keep saying that I am going to start blogging but keep putting it off. Today, I will procrastinate no longer! My friend Izzy made us the most delicious dinner last night. It was an Asian soba noodle and crab salad. I decided a few months ago to put together a cookbook and last … [Read more...]