Monthly Archives: July 2011

BNB (Bacon, Nutella, and Banana) croissant sandwich

I have a confession to make.  You see this sandwich pictured above, I eat it often and more than anyone should admit.  I’m trying to cut back, but it’s so banana fresh, salty, sweet, flakey, and chocolatey.  Usually I have … Continue reading

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Trufflepalooza 2011!

Erika serving her truffled shumai. I was lucky enough to be invited to the exclusive truffle party of the year.  Erika Penzer Kerekes of “In Erika’s Kitchen” is one of the nicest ladies on the planet.  I don’t know anyone … Continue reading

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Presley’s Pantry veggie gourmet empanadas/pockets!

People say I cry at the drop of a hat.  It’s true, I’m sensitive when it comes to a good love story or a sad story with a happy ending.  I call them passion tears.  I love when a person … Continue reading

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NO-BAKE cookie crusted Ice cream chocolate almond strawberry surprise, a la chingon!

Ok so here’s the story 14 or 15 odd years ago Ben and Jerry’s use to make this delish ice cream called “Cool Britannia”.  I loved it, it was my favorite.  Vanilla ice cream with chocolate covered shortbread and pieces … Continue reading

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I have been a busy bee this past week.  Catering dinner for a rock band, and not having a minute to relax.  When the french food celebration presented itself at Elysian Park, well how could I resist?  It was my … Continue reading

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In the SNACK of time: Raspados Zacatecas

Snackas of the day: Raspado de fruta natural from Raspados Zacatecas.  When I think of shaved ice or raspados I instantly picture a bright colored corn syrup made of dye and glucose being dispensed from a pump.  That is not … Continue reading

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Bastille Day! Toasty Ham and Cheese Baguette. Figs add a sweet.

I wish I was in FRANCE right now.  I wish I could be there enjoying the Bastille Day parade!  Eating with a smile on my face.  Enjoying the simpleness of a toasty ham and cheese baguette all in celebration of … Continue reading

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Din Tai Fung – Restaurant Review

!!!!!!! EUREKA !!!!!! I found the CHINESE RESTAURANT of the decade.  Hello DIN TAI FUNG!  The home of the Juicy Pork Dumpling.  Now picture a dumpling that has a broth inside along with a pork meat ball, and when you … Continue reading

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Mexican Chocolate Chip Ice Cream meet Pepita, Mr. Platano, and Starry Bunuelo!

We’re number ONE!  We’re number ONE!  I could say that being a REAL California girl. Me and Real California Milk share something in common, we were both born and raised in the golden state.  Does that make me part of … Continue reading

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My Interview with the one and only MATT ARMENDARIZ!

Photo by: Gabriel Goldberg Matt Armendariz is one of the best contemporary food photographers we’ve been graced with.  His artful eye catches images in a way most can’t.  He brings food to life, and fun to food.  He recently published … Continue reading

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