Buttermilk Biscuits

I have a love-hate relationship with mornings.   You see, I like the idea of waking up bright & early to get things done. And certainly I’ve enjoyed many productive days all because I woke up early. But I never seem to enjoy the waking UP process… I especially loathe alarm clocks. Who wants to wake […]

Rosemary & Lemon Butter Cookies

Today was my last day teaching garden classes before summer starts. What better way to close the fun-filled year than to make sweets with one’s students? ;-) The idea for this lesson was to introduce some unique & easy recipes using ingredients from the kids’ garden. One of my students suggested cookies. At first, I was slightly […]

Enchiladas for One

Phew, things are getting busy over at my house this month. Our roommates are out of the country, exploring England and France while Cobalt and I add hours to our jobs and fiddle with our broken dishwasher. Making legitimate meals hasn’t been happening regularly. I think I’ve only made one the whole week? Tonight we […]

Vegetable Barley Soup with Turkey Sausage

Happy Thursday! What a great week it has been! My dear younger sister came to visit from Nashville, TN (our hometown) for the last seven days. Since she’s never been to Cali before, we spent nearly every day out and about, site-seeing Los Angeles. For the first few days I showed her all of my favorite beaches: […]

Chicken Enchiladas for Four

Recently I’ve rather lost my motivation of blogging. Not that I don’t enjoy this gig, it’s just that I wonder: those who make food blogging their career, how do they keep up with it? Even posting only once a week becomes tiresome because I have to make sure I have something planned. Given, whoever invented […]

Easy Pad Thai

Last week was so much fun! Not being much of a touristy person, I probably would not have done any “touristy” LA things for years if my friend T hadn’t come in town and been so eager to visit the Hollywood sign, the TCL Chinese Theater (with handprints and stars), The Griffith Observatory, The Getty […]

Broccoli and Kale Cheddar Soup

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday season.  Cobalt and I didn’t visit our families on the East Coast this year but instead enjoyed quality time together at our new home in Los Angeles.  We watched a lot of movies, enjoyed walks around our neighborhood, decorated Ginger Bread Houses (Cobalt […]

Easy Mini Quiches

As I mentioned in my previous post, last weekend was so fun, having our friends over to see our new house and sharing food with them. Since we opened our home all day long, we planned three meals to share with our guests. In the morning we served brunch: mini quiches, fruit, blueberry muffins, cherry hand pies, orange […]