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Making Dashi

Making Dashi

Dashi is a very flavorful basic broth in Japanese cooking. It has a savory taste (umami) and is typically made from dried bonito flakes (Katsuobushi), dried fish (Niboshi) or kelp (Kombu). It is a very important ingredient for traditional Japanese food. Dashi is used not only for soups such as Miso Soup, but also for a […]

Poke Bar Grand Opening

Poke Bar Grand Opening

Sincere thanks to Kristie Hang for allowing us to re-print her review of the new Poke Bar…   By Kristie Hang Reporter, journalist, foodie KristieHang.com I was invited to taste-test the next big thing in the San Gabriel Valley. Tea royalty Flour + Tea (of the famous Ten Ren lineage) is opening their newest concept PokeMIX in Pasadena. […]

This Summer, Learn the Ukulele, Mandarin, Hip Hop, Sewing, Painting, Poetry…

This Summer, Learn the Ukulele, Mandarin, Hip Hop, Sewing, Painting, Poetry…

Kindergarteners through eighth graders have the opportunity for learning drawing and painting, poetry and short story writing, hip hop dancing, sewing, various sports and games, Mandarin, and the ukulele on the lovely campus of The Gooden School during the summer 2015. Seventh and eighth graders may also participate in an ISEE and HSPT test preparation […]

Doggy Day…and Cats, Too

Doggy Day…and Cats, Too

Disc dogs, obedience clubs, animal communicators, bulldog rescue, Rosie’s Bakery, and the Dawg Squad, and yes, the Cat Posse, will all be available and on site at Garfield Park in South Pasadena on March 7th for Doggy Day…and Cats, Too! Bring your pet and the Pasadena Church of Truth (Center for Awakening Consciousness) will bless […]

Guy Fish

Guy Fish

When Hometown Pasadena contributor Karol Franks brought our attention to an opening reception for a local artist, we were all ears. Guy Fish is not only the Art Education Manager at the Huntington Library but a plein air painter. His exhibit “Fresh California” is a collection of works that will be exhibited throughout the month […]

Properties of Silence Salon Series

Properties of Silence Salon Series

The L.A. Times has called Properties of Silence “an intriguing dreamscape,” while the L.A. Weekly simply writes, “wondrous.” About Productions pairs the production of Properties of Silence, a one-act, with a series of after-events called the Post-Silence Salon Series. Poets reading, music playing, panels discussing, scholars talking, and singers singing—it all happens throughout the month […]

Have Something to Say? TEDxPasadena Women

Have Something to Say? TEDxPasadena Women

The theme at TEDx Pasadena Women is “momentum.” How have women built momentum historically? How do women define momentum? How do they utilize it? Where has momentum brought women? Is women’s momentum different from human momentum, men’s momentum, or cultural momentum? What fuels momentum? What kills it? How have women used momentum to succeed and/or […]

To Light a Candle

To Light a Candle

His articles have titles such as ” ‘If You Think That’s  Painful’ ” and “The Regime’s New Dread in Iran.” Maziar Bahari is a former Newsweek reporter and the author of the memoir And Then They Came After Me, which was adapted last year into the feature film Rosewater by Jon Stewart. After being imprisoned […]

Lyd & Mo’s Chinese New Year

Lyd & Mo’s Chinese New Year

    Many thanks to Lyd & Mo Photography for sharing these images from the Chinese New Year celebration at Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights.                       Lyd & Mo Photography 27 N. Mentor Ave. Pasadena 91106. Tel.: 626.652.8302. LydandMo.com  

50/50 Leadership Pasadena

50/50 Leadership Pasadena

The organization’s creed: We are women and men from all walks of life who agree that leadership should reflect the gender of the population: women make up half, or more, of our population and should be included in equal numbers in boardrooms, in elected office, in academia, in the professions and in all public and […]

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