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Gluten Free Chocolate Raisin Muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Raisin Muffins

I decided to try to make something passable as a muffin, without the flour. I was making this recipe up as I went along and ended up being really happy with the results. Luckily, I wrote down my process. These muffins are made mostly of nuts, seeds and fruit, so they are high in fiber [...]

Weekend Frittata

Weekend Frittata

Here’s a very simple, almost fool-proof recipe for a lazy weekend morning brunch. I think this frittata alone is reason enough to purchase a cast iron pan. You can sauté your veggies and then stick it right in the oven to bake the eggs. It’s the perfect way to use whatever veggies happen to be [...]

Savory Potato Bacon Tart

Savory Potato Bacon Tart

There is no doubt this recipe is indulgent. I mean potatoes, bacon, butter, cheese, and pie. I’d be delusional if I tried to pass this off as health food. However, I’m a big believer in giving yourself a small amount of really ridiculously delicious foods with good quality ingredients and not worrying about the calories. [...]

Blanched Vegetables w/ Garlic-Thyme Aioli

Blanched Vegetables w/ Garlic-Thyme Aioli

This is inspired from one of my favorite meals that we eat during summer sessions at Quillisascut Farm School: a heaping platter of lightly blanched seasonal veggies with various homemade aioli for dipping. We pass the platter around, scooping up mounds of garlicky, spicy sauce, and the veggies act as a nutritious vehicle. Since I’m always [...]

Potato Leek Beet Soup

Potato Leek Beet Soup

Hello from Montreal! I just arrived here last night and am visiting my cousin before heading out on the rest of a 12-day long east coast adventure! It’s 25 degrees out right now, which is fun for this Southern California girl. I can actually think of winter as soup season again instead of craving summer [...]

Lachlan Turczan, Artist

Lachlan Turczan, Artist

Art.Write.Now, an exhibition of student art from around the country and featuring winners of this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, opened recently in Pasadena, and one of the exhibited winners is a local student, 17-year-old Lachlan Turczan. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, this competition has been going on since 1923 [...]

Feel the Rhythm with “Gershwin Alone”

Feel the Rhythm with “Gershwin Alone”

I wasn’t so sure what to think as I walked up to the Pasadena Playhouse the other night to see George Gershwin Alone, the one-man show created by pianist, actor ad composer Hershey Felder and focused entirely on the works of George Gershiwn. I do love theatre and music (and, most of all, musical theatre), [...]

Making Strides at Lacy Park

Making Strides at Lacy Park

On Sunday, the American Cancer Society will be hosting the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk at Lacy Park in San Marino. The nationally acclaimed walk is returning for its second year and is open to all ages. It’s also free, although the point is to raise money, so the hope is that you’ll get [...]

Altadena Home Tour 2011

Altadena Home Tour 2011

On May 1, the Altadena Guild is hosting its 60th tour of notable Altadena abodes. This year, the tour will center around the houses near Walter D. Valentine Park, located north of Holliston Avenue off Palm Street—a neighborhood once known as Wild Wood. The tour will include two bungalows, an Italianate villa and a midcentury [...]

Thousand Hearts Japan Relief Concert

Thousand Hearts Japan Relief Concert

This weekend, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is hosting a benefit concert to raise money for the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures of Japan, which are suffering from the devastation of last month’s tsunami and earthquake. The musical evening will feature groups Hiroshima, Quest Crew and Curd as well as performances by Paul Dateh, Terry Steele and chef [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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