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Milk Crafting, Bacon Curing & Vino

Milk Crafting, Bacon Curing & Vino

The Institute of Domestic Technology may have the strangest of names, but the courses they offer run such the gamut—from learning how to make fresh chevre and curing your own bacon to preserving fruit and making artisanal bread—that your IRA or child’s college fund may have to take a considerable hit so that you may [...]

Does Your Wardrobe Match Your Art?

Does Your Wardrobe Match Your Art?

Artist Holly Boruck has a goal, and Louise Wannier with her Louis Jane Studio space are helping her implement it, in more ways than one. The Butterfly Hurricanes Project exhibit was created by Holly with the hope of motivating people to become involved with contemporary global and local issues. Each one of her oil on [...]

Local Authors at Webster’s in Altadena

Local Authors at Webster’s in Altadena

“No matter if you are sick, tired, unemployed, had a bad day or are even angry, your dog will love you. “That’s why I made Luke, the Dog, the narrator of this story.” So explains Carol McKibben, author of Luke’s Tale: A Story of Unconditional Love who will be a part of this Saturday’s “Authors [...]

Strawberry Yellow

Strawberry Yellow

East Coast WASPS are known for speaking through clenched teeth—their jaw muscles taut and their lips barely moving. They smile through breakdowns, financial ruin, the suspension or arrest of a teen, and rejection by the golf, swim, beach, or yacht club admittance committee. Historically, the British have invoked and cultivated the “stiff upper lip” to [...]

Flour + Tea = Mmm Mmm Good

Flour + Tea = Mmm Mmm Good

With a location on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Cordova and parking in a garage at the bottom of an apartment/condo complex, it would seem as though this tea house/bakery/cafè would be at a disadvantage. But, it is not. While we were chatting with Nancy Ou, co-owner with her cousin Johnson Wang of Flour [...]

Perfumanistas

Perfumanistas

Recycled birch tar, boiled down into sap, was once used in the making of perfumes. What? Birch tar is now banned, designated as an allergen—as have been many other natural ingredients—much to the consternation of many perfume enthusiasts (or perfumanistas). Nowadays, aromachemicals are prevalently used, but there are a few perfumers who have leaned back into [...]

Arlington Garden: A Moment of Lovely

Arlington Garden: A Moment of Lovely

The California poppies—with the sun at their backs—literally glowed orange as we drove along Pasadena Avenue just south of “The Fork in the Road.” We missed the right turn, thought about continuing home, but the left hand flicked the blinker while the right hand pulled on the steering wheel. We drove around the block, parked, [...]

Thick & Thin by Luis Ituarte

Thick & Thin by Luis Ituarte

Officially, the exhibit of Luis Ituarte‘s new works is called “Alambriques y Alambrones.” For those of us not that advanced in Spanish, this is translated as “Thin and Thick Wires.” Luis Ituarte was born in Tijuana in 1942. After attending law school and art school, he was “involved in the 1968 student movement (Tlaltelolco), which [...]

The Science of Tasting

The Science of Tasting

A food scientist. What a helluva job, eh? This coming Monday, March 25th, food scientist Suzanne Pecore from General Mills will be conducting a class at Beyond the Olive guiding attendees through a series of taste tests while discussing: Basic Tastes, Aroma & Aromatics, Mouth-feel & Textures Good Oils Gone Bad: Recognizing Rancidity and Other [...]

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles

Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 1978 left us feeling a wee bit pessimistic about the proliferation of humanity. 1981′s Mad Max gave us a post-apocalyptic view of the world that was barren, dirty, violent, but oh so sexy with a young (not outwardly crazy) Mel Gibson. The Road in 2010 with “the King” Viggo Mortensen [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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