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Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries

We would like to thank Hans Röckenwagner for sharing his ever-popular avocado fries recipe, as may be seen in his latest cookbook Das Cookbook. Avocado fries are one of those ambidextrous snacks, equally at home when dressed up on a party platter with Fire-Roasted Salsa and Herb Mayonnaise, or happy to hang out as a […]

All You Need Is Love: John Lennon

All You Need Is Love: John Lennon

He say, “I know you; you know me” One thing I can tell you is you got to be free Come together, right now, over me “Come Together,” by John Lennon, Abby Road (1969) “Everything is clearer when you’re in love,” Lennon is quoted to have said. He also said, “Creativity is a gift. It […]

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time

Sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. These are the means by which we receive and perceive external stimulus. Many children don’t have the ability to effectively integrate information from their senses, especially if there is an element of visual or auditory overload. For kids who may have a hard time sitting still while being read […]

Arroyo Co-op Love Fest

Arroyo Co-op Love Fest

February is the month of love thanks to the tradition of courtly love of the High Middle Ages, the time of Geoffrey Chaucer, and the feast of St. Valentine. As such, the public is welcome to the Arroyo Co-op “Love Fest” on February 7th, to “show how members and volunteers comprise the ‘heart’ of the […]

Rococo Valentines

Rococo Valentines

He was known for his “delicately” colored scenes of romance, his “obsessive” style due to master François Boucher, and themes that were sensual love. Though his work was considered “frivolous” by some, “his canvases are widely admired for their brilliant, almost abstract compositions and quickly-brushed colors.”¹ Jean-Honoré Fragonard was the greatest French painter of the gallant and […]

Plus One by Christopher Noxon

Plus One by Christopher Noxon

Here are a sprinkling of the many enthusiastic comments about Plus One, a novel by Christopher Noxon, published by Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: “A page-turning peek into the world of TV and families and money, this is Hollywood L.A. as seen from a newcomer’s ambivalent perspective. I found it both fun and fascinating and unsettling to delve into […]

Out & About with Lyd & Mo

Out & About with Lyd & Mo

We first met Mo Cee while covering Hsi Lai Temple’s art and music festival. Months later, we were privileged to get a one-on-one tour. Mo has been involved in the temple for some time and is a wealth of information. He even met his wife at Hsi Lai and was married there. Last week, we […]

Poetry at the Armory

Poetry at the Armory

Voices—each a distinct inspiration—come together to reveal our fragility, peacefulness and necessity for change. Five women. Five poets. Celeste Gainey, Verónica Reyes, Terry Wolverton, Kim Dower, and Eloise Klein Healy. Pasadena’s Red Hen Press presents an intimate gathering at the Armory with “distinct women whose work has pioneered an exciting new wave of female poets […]

Discover Mozart’s Requiem

Discover Mozart’s Requiem

Anonymous messengers and laying false claims—the story of Mozart’s Requiem is the stuff of intrigue, though much of it appears to be misconception thanks to Hollywood. In reality, Mozart was not poisoned and driven mad by the Italian composer, conductor, and teacher Antonio Salieri, as was so brilliantly conceived in the film Amadeus. Rather Mozart […]

Women’s City Club of Pasadena

Women’s City Club of Pasadena

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena invites interested parties to come and tour historic Blinn house, receive a complimentary drink to celebrate the club’s 70th anniversary, and learn about the benefits of becoming a member. The event is free and open to the public.   Women’s City Club Open House Thursday, Jan. 29th, 6:30-9 p.m. […]

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