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Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

  Pasadena Community Gardens’ mission is to create eco-friendly, edible, and sustainable public community gardens in Pasadena—tranquil locations in which Pasadenans can, for a nominal annual cost, grow fresh and pesticide-free vegetable, fruit, herbs, and flowers in their own garden bed. All Pasadena residents are invited to become a member of Pasadena Community Gardens located [...]

Handcrafted Modern

Handcrafted Modern

Another mid-century architecture lecture? Not really. On March 9th, local artist Leslie Williamson will examine the private worlds behind famed personalities who broke the mold in the 50s and 60s when it came to architecture, art, and design. Williamson will share her compelling collection of photographs that show the homes now—iconic personalities such as Jerome and [...]

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars from The Sweet Truck

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars from The Sweet Truck

Thank you, Molly Taylor, for letting us know about The Sweets Truck’s fundraiser on March 2nd and for sharing your… Ahhhhhmazing Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars Ingredients: 1 (16 oz. package) Oreo cookies 1 stick butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips [...]

King’s Row Gastropub: Crack Mac

King’s Row Gastropub: Crack Mac

Rebecca Bryant of the Pasadena Sun states that the “aptly named crack mac could indeed create a dependency issue…a ridiculously rich dish.” (Pasadena Sun) King’s Row Gastropub Crack Mac Serves 25 Portion size = 1 cup Ingredients: 2 pounds elbow macaroni, uncooked 2 onions 1 shallot 1/2 gallon whole milk (8 cups) 1/2 gallon cream [...]

Glorious Gardens Tour

Glorious Gardens Tour

Five “glorious” gardens, a catered lunch with cocktails, and the Gardener’s Dream Boutique & Marketplace. This is the allure of this year’s Glorious Gardens Tour presented by the Spiritual Care Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles taking place on Sunday, April 28th. Last year’s event drew over 600 attendees who strolled through the private gardens [...]

By Dex Ragatz

By Dex Ragatz

“Thank you” to South Pasadena resident Dex Ragatz for allowing us to publish a few of his pieces…             Growing dense in this deep valley whence we will depart, a sweeping ocean of tall fragrant sage breaks erratically along the rolling edge of the rising slope. Skittish lizards, alarmed as we move [...]

Scallops with Gnocchi by Vertical Wine Bistro

Scallops with Gnocchi by Vertical Wine Bistro

Scallops with Gnocchi by Chef Laurent Quenioux Vertical Wine Bistro Ingredients: 6 diver scallops 12-14 gnocchi 2 ounces peas Broth: 8 liquid ounce chicken stock 2 ounces caramelized yellow onions (fine julienne) or simply sautèed 2 ounces small cubed bacon bits 2 teaspoons thyme leaves Salt to taste Cooking: Pan sear diver scallops to wellness [...]

Fresh Produce Comes to Old Pasadena

Fresh Produce Comes to Old Pasadena

Fresh Produce Clothing is opening a boutique in Old Pasadena this weekend with a ribbon-cutting on Friday, February 8th. Fresh Produce has 27 company-owned stores nationwide, sells their line in 400 independent retailers and has an online store. Their clothing line for women also has plus sizes and apparel for girls, with an emphasis on comfort [...]

Jane Austen Unscripted

Jane Austen Unscripted

Jane Austen wrote only six novels, but Impro Theatre allows Austen fans to consider what could have been. The company deftly creates a world of love-struck girls, brooding noblemen and charming cads, and although hearts are sure to be broken, true love will win out in the end. Members of the cast will perform in [...]

I Want to Grow Up to Be…

I Want to Grow Up to Be…

Does your child want to be an artist when she grows up? Let her chat with a bonafide artist at Kidspace this Saturday. Your boy is bandaging up the family dog, even when it’s not hurt? Let him talk with a veterinarian. Is he hooked on Llegos? Have a tête-à-tête with an architect. Children will [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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