Visit Me in Los Angeles! (A Guide)

Sticky Bun at Larder at Tavern?

Follow Me 2 (1 of 1)

This post has helped me organize my thoughts and goals for Sofia (at Papaya Pieces) and Patty‘s (Patty Nguyen) visit in September.  I’m so excited!  We’re packing a lot in, but since we’ll put Sofia on a plane right away to Europe, she can sleep off her exhaustion; Patty has to go back to a schoolroom full of . . . highschoolers, so I’m not so sure what we’ll do with her for her recovery. Read More

My Perfect Bifteck Haché

Special Sandwiches

It wouldn’t be hard for you to guess the first meal I cooked for us upon our return from Oregon and countless meals of baked goods, berries, and hazelnuts, would it?  No.  A burger.  Except I’m calling it Bifteck Haché, a name I quite like, thanks to a suggestion from Fitz.  Indeed this was the perfect homecoming dish after a day that began by (1) Being rudely awakened to the sound of police helicopters for 2 hours; (2) the neighborhood cacophony of leaf blowers; (3) then what turned out to be a 2 hour trip to the post office to gather up our held mail, in which the elusive postal window man would periodically disappear and simply, smugly close his door to the line full of increasingly rageful customers, one of whom was yours truly.  Read More

Fresh Corn Ginger Soup

Corn Soup 1 (1 of 1)

Fresh corn is truly one of summer’s treasures, and when it’s good, it needs little embellishment.   Read More

Post Cards #2

Morning (9 of 13)

I’m so happy to be at Fiesta Friday #30!  I always look forward to Fridays and will be forever grateful for Angie over at the Novice Gardener for putting this weekly party together.  I’m not bringing any food this week, but instead some more postcards. Read More

Taking Stock

chair (1 of 1)

Yes I am on vacation, but I am a slave to routine and part of my routine is writing.  The other is reading, then there’s coffee, and a few other daily essentials.  Writing is my daily catharsis, my daily exercise.

I really enjoyed reading a post Sofia (Papaya Pieces) wrote on “taking stock,” a fun and revealing personal word inventory.  It reminded me of one of my favorite easy reads, Vanity Fair Magazine’s Proust Questionnaire (here’s Pele).  Here’s a link to her post if you want to see the questions and make your own.  I’d love to read yours!  Here’s mine: Read More