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 →

Getting Eggsxcited

I am honored to be co-hosting this week's Fiesta Friday #55 (click to join) party with my dear friend and talented cook Suzanne@apuginthekitchen. I hope you will consider joining us if you haven't already, for one of my favorite weekly events started by our friend Angie@thenovicegardener where we get together online and share food, stories, memories, recipes,... Continue Reading →

Rose Petal Spread

With a bounty of roses in our front yard I decided to make an Ayurvedic recipe for Rose Petal Spread, also known as Gulkand, although my Gulkand was more petal and less jammy liquid.  I decreased the amount of sugar called for to begin with, then used half honey and half sugar for the sweetening... Continue Reading →

Apple Chat

Inside this flaky crust is a 500 year old heirloom french apple called Calville Blanc d' Hiver which is grown nearby in Paso Robles, CA at Windrose Farms and available at my local farmers market for a few short weeks in the fall. It was grown on the Monticello estate of Thomas Jefferson in the 1700’s and... Continue Reading →

No Nonsense Buttermilk Pancakes

I haven't really eaten many pancakes as an adult but I have fond memories of enjoying my mom's bisquick pancakes once a week.  They were always screaming hot, slightly tangy, fluffy and served straight up with butter and syrup.  No berries or nuts on top, no bananas or pumpkin mixed into the batter.  Just good... Continue Reading →

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