Tag Archives: southern california living

Being A Pedestrian In LA: Auto-Monki

I stopped by the library after work to borrow a couple of books for Plum.  There was no parking by the library, so I parked a few streets down and walked. When I came out of the library, I automatically … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Malibu Farm Pier Cafe

Drive along the California coastline.  It’s breathtaking.  Sublime.  We live in Southern California yet we seldom have time to visit the beach.  To take advantage of this glorious weather and scenery, we visited Malibu during the Fourth of July weekend.  … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoons are best spent with good friends…

…and yummy treats! EATS: Afternoon Tea Sandwiches Makes 4 serving Ingredients: 8 oz mascarpone cheese 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1 1/2Tbs fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 1/2 Tbs fresh dill 1 1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 1/2 tsp salt … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Santa Monica Yacht Club (SMYC)

Andrew Kirschner has done it again!  Monkey King and I were on our date night and stopped by Tar and Roses, which was usually a grand slam.  However, I felt like oyster with a glass of sauvignon blanc at that … Continue reading

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EATS: Rainy Night Mexican Hot Chocolate

It’s raining in Los Angeles! With the rain drops falling softly outdoors and the headlights of cars swishing by, I whipped up this hot concoction for a cozy night.  Here is the recipe: EATS: Rainy Night Mexican Hot Chocolate Makes … Continue reading

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The Rain in LA Falls…Seldomly

Los Angeles finally enjoyed a rare episode of rain last night.  Around 9pm, as Plumster was snuggling down for the night, we heard: “da–da–da–“. Plum: Mommy, what’s that sound? Me, listening intently, trying to decipher the sound: Humm… OH!  Baby, it’s … Continue reading

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Market Edition: Offerings from Mother Earth

Offerings from the farmers today: blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, orchid, mint, thyme, arugula, bok choy, water spinach, kale, halibut, ahi tuna, garlic, parsley. There was a community garden representative there sharing gardening tips, experiences, plants and seeds!  They gave me a … Continue reading

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EATS: Yellowtail Nobu and Mango Salsa

Being a physician/scientist/mother/wife, one of my fantasy is to have a lovingly (read, unhurriedly) prepared meal waiting for my family as they return home.  This almost never happens.  From my Weeknight Warriors post, you might be familiar with the real hectic weeknights … Continue reading

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EATS: Triple Berry Mint Salad

After recovering from a severe cold and a week of homemade soup, I was craving for something refreshing and light. There were still fresh berries at the market this weekend.  I picked up  a pint of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries … Continue reading

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