Homemade Hot Cross Buns

I've got a great recipe for homemade hot cross buns.  Also, I have a ton of exciting news! First: If you don't feel like making 30 hot cross buns with this recipe I'm bringing to Fiesta Friday today, after a long and regretted absence on my part, you can make two giant hot cross buns and just bake... Continue Reading →

An Historic Montecito Adobe

This is a part of the story of The Bennett Adobe, now Hacienda Guadalupana, an old adobe in the flats of Montecito. Scoping out Montecito: I spotted this home on my return to Santa Monica from Isla Vista after visiting with my son in his college environs.  It's on the corner of a narrow, non-sidewalked... Continue Reading →

Heirloom Cottage Cheese Pie

"This is the worst pie I've ever tasted."  -my Dad. How's that for an enticement?  Do keep in mind that my Dad said this after eating a bite of my mother's pumpkin pie which is always sublime, and keep in mind that my Dad is a little bit set in his ways.  I'm thinking if... Continue Reading →

Lodge Bread Co.

  #"Live Free and Bake." - Lodge Bread Co. I was going to title this post "Toast in Los Angeles" but for journalistic integrity I had to change it to because the only place (besides home) I've actually been having toast in Los Angeles is the wonderful new Lodge Bread Co. Yes we have good bread... Continue Reading →

Donuts in Los Angeles

If you were wondering what I have been doing the past few months, the title of this post covers a lot of ground towards the answer.  In addition to visiting a slew of mostly newly-opened, but also older, donut shops in Los Angeles, I've also moved jobs twice which has compromised my commitment to blogging.... Continue Reading →

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