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Nectarine Sauce with Limoncello & Lavender

Nectarine Sauce with Limoncello & Lavender

Happy August! Stone fruit is in its full glory and this is a quick and easy dessert that can stand alone or go atop vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. It also pairs well with my favorite lemon curd tart! Impress your friends with the sultry summer flavors of lemon and lavender.   Ingredients: […]

Vegetarian Dinners, Meat Lovers & Black Squid

Vegetarian Dinners, Meat Lovers & Black Squid

There are 7 Continents and 7 Oceans on the globe. There are 7 Colors in the rainbow and 7 Notes on the musical scale. There is a pattern of 7 Stars, which are guiding stars (The Big Dipper) and there are 7 Objects in the solar system that are visible to the naked eye. There […]

Van Leeuwen for Our Dog Days of Summer

Van Leeuwen for Our Dog Days of Summer

New York Magazine gives it a critic rating of 5 out of 5 and says the ice cream appeals to the “impulsive tot who dashes out into traffic after the Good Humor man,” as well as the hormone-free, pasture-raised foodies, and styrofoam and plastic-dissing “politically correct environmentalist.” One may argue that enjoying food that is […]

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Swing, jive, feel alive. Muse/Ique artistic director and conductor Rachel Worby is taking Leonard Bernstein to another level during a jam session on August 8th with Dee Dee Bridgewater who, according to the Amsterdam News (3.26.2015), is “the most dynamite female jazz vocalist of this century.” In this raucous evening—”Jazz/Genesis” on August 8th—the artists of MUSE/IQUE […]

Parks After Dark

Parks After Dark

South Pasadena hosts “Park After Dark” on Tuesday, August 4th at Orange Grove Park in South Pasadena. Food trucks, a video game truck, inflatables, and a face painter will keep kids busy, full, and laughing. Local community entities, such as the South Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will be on site “to strengthen relationships in […]

Scare L.A. in Pasadena

Scare L.A. in Pasadena

It may be hitting the mid-90s and a far cry from the cooler fall temps in late fall when we dress up as blood suckers, princesses, and pirates, but it’s time to have a Halloween-immersion in August at Scare L.A. Scare L.A. calls the weekend-long event a “season teaser” with “haunt entertainment professionals” meaning designers, […]

Ready for a Space-y Summer

Ready for a Space-y Summer

by Rebecca I don’t know about you, but I had been on the edge of my seat awaiting July this year. The spacecraft New Horizons flew by Pluto on July 14th, 2015, after a nine year journey into outer space, giving us some of our first glimpses at the far-off planet, located in the Kuiper […]

SUV catches fire on Echo Park street

SUV catches fire on Echo Park street

Photo by Kevin Kuzma ECHO PARK — Fire destroyed an SUV on Lilac Place in Echo Park this morning. Photos sent in by readers showed firefighters responding to the fire at about 9 a.m. No further details were available. Photo by Scott Fajack Photo by Scott Fajack The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new […]

Found in Silver Lake: Black Cat, Friendly and Scared

Found in Silver Lake: Black Cat, Friendly and Scared

Found in the area of Redcliff and Landa, a smallish black cat with big green/gold eyes. He/she is wearing a light blue/grey collar with a bell. The kitty is friendly but frightened. He/she wont let me touch her but wants to be close by. I am giving food and water but would love to get […]

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