Archive for ‘March, 2013’


Sponsor team news: Coffee Gallery helps adaptive artists with reception and sales today

Sponsor team news:  Coffee Gallery helps adaptive artists with reception and sales today

The Coffee Gallery (Altadenablog sponsor team member) tells us (via Facebook) that there will be an artists reception today (Wednesday) from 5:30-7 PM, to highlight the artists from the Pasadena Adaptive Recreation Art Class, whose art is currently on display in the gallery’s conference rooom. All day Wednesday, a portion of sales will go towards […]

After Imaging by Linda Dove

After Imaging by Linda Dove

After imaging In the scan of my head there are lakes, frozen and lit. At altitude, sockets of snow. In the door of my head lights left burning where I crave the doused dark. The doctor’s voice is a mouthful of cloud. She spits out words sequela      foci      lesions  that flit […]

The James Craig Adobe

The James Craig Adobe

  The James Craig Adobe is not only Pasadena’s oldest residence, but its oldest structure, too. It’s just about impossible to see the house from the street (I’ve tried), so when the geniuses at Pasadena Heritage manage to swing public tours, you definitely want to go. Last Saturday, Pasadena Heritage presented its spring home tour, […]

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 […]

Muir Ranch, Part the First

Muir Ranch, Part the First

Growing up in the city I’m used to thinking of plants as being grey – like the sidewalks, like old asphalt, or like a smoggy sky.  Living pretty much across the street from train yards, an industrial laundry, and the Long Beach Freeway probably helped me come to this conclusion.  Even weeds when they are […]

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 […]

Busy developer heads to Echo Park

Busy developer heads to Echo Park

4 Site Real Estate projects includes Silver Lake apartments (left) and Glassell Park homes/Photo on left courtesy Todd Wexman The small team behind 4 Site Real Estate made a big splash in 2008 with Auburn 7, a  modern-style, seven-home development on the north end of Silver Lake that sold out before it was finished. The […]

Springtime Renewal, Pasadena-Style: Photos

Springtime Renewal, Pasadena-Style: Photos

Wisteria in full bloom I arrived home Sunday afternoon from my father’s funeral. After a cold, sad weekend in Connecticut, I was amazed to see that in my absence, Spring had arrived in Pasadena. My whole yard seemed to be in bloom or about to burst- the wisteria, the jasmine, those pink flowers whose name […]

Fajitas!

Fajitas!

As promised last month, I’m offering an easy-tasty-healthy fajita recipe for leftover chicken. Pork or beef can also be used. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ red onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, pressed 1 bell pepper, diced ½ cup chopped “other” vegetable (I use carrots—yes, carrots—in this recipe) ¼ teaspoon garlic salt ¼ teaspoon black […]

Next Door Cafe

Next Door Cafe

New favorite place! Next Door Cafe at 1174 N. Lake Avenue is just what the tummy ordered. I knew it was there but hadn’t stopped by, until a friend suggested it for coffee. I didn’t want to go at first, because although the place had good reviews, we were going for coffee and just about […]

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