Archive for ‘November, 2015’


A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany

Two tables set for a small group amidst Tuscan pottery, hand made jewelry, hand blown glass, and shelves of pasta, olive oils, preserves, and sauces. It’s dining Contessa-style. We were invited last Monday to one of Luisa Fabbri’s intimate Monday dinners. Previously held at her chocolate shop along the middle of the Burlington Arcade on […]

Summer Corn, Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushroom Bisque

Summer Corn, Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushroom Bisque

I’m using whatever corn I can find to my full advantage. Summer is officially over. If you’re lucky, your farmers market or local store probably has a few more ears of sweet corn to get rid of and this soup is a beautiful and delicious way to use it up. The addition of the butternut […]

Shop Indie: Support Independent Businesses

Shop Indie: Support Independent Businesses

The holidays are a wonderful time to find unique gifts for the special people in our life and we love to frequent the many independent shops in the area. Places like Homage in Old Pasadena on Holly Street, just around the corner from another favorite, Lula Mae;  Groove and Little Flower in Eagle Rock; Attire, Meredith M, […]

The Advent of the Holiday Season

The Advent of the Holiday Season

Currently we have no religious affiliation, but we did grow up attending church regularly. Because of this, we have an abiding affection for sitting in empty chapels and a joy of Christmas carols. The chapel will not be empty this Advent season at All Saints Church, but the compelling sound of music will eliminate any […]

Purchase Holiday Gifts—Help Olive & Leno

Purchase Holiday Gifts—Help Olive & Leno

Last year, we wrote “Sip & Munch for Big Cats” to help promote a fundraising event that would benefit Amazonia Wildlife Foundation and its newest residents Olive and Leno who as 3-month old cubs were found under a car in Burbank in 2011. Malnourished and covered with parasites, initially they were helped and sheltered at […]

Sunday morning shooting leaves two dead in East L.A. park [updated]

Sunday morning shooting leaves two dead in East L.A. park [updated]

EAST LOS ANGELES –– Two men were fatally shot this morning near the basketball courts at Ruben Salazar Park in East Los Angeles, according to the L.A. County Sheriffs Department. Deputies who responded to a report of a shooting at about 11 a.m. found two adult Latino males on the ground near the basketball courts of […]

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

Short jabs, slower elongated thrusts, a snap of the wrist. Curt notes created by “damping” lightly against one’s chest or lingering notes by thrusting up and away in a long graceful circle. Also, thumb damps, plucks, shakes, echoes, and ring touch. With one bell for each hand, ’tis the season to resurrect Robert and William […]

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, II

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, II

This 50HP Fairbanks-Morse engine, built in 1911 and installed at historic Mt. Wilson Observatory in 1912, was for many years the only source of power at the Observatory campus. It’s “a twin cylinder gasoline fueled engine, directly coupled to a generator capable of producing 40 kilowatts of power at 125 volts DC.” There’s more about […]

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, II

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, II

This 50HP Fairbanks-Morse engine, built in 1911 and installed at historic Mt. Wilson Observatory in 1912, was for many years the only source of power at the Observatory campus. It’s “a twin cylinder gasoline fueled engine, directly coupled to a generator capable of producing 40 kilowatts of power at 125 volts DC.” There’s more about […]

Sheriff investigating death of East L.A. woman; Echo Park area assault leaves man with critical injuries; Oxy students end occupation

Sheriff investigating death of East L.A. woman; Echo Park area assault leaves man with critical injuries; Oxy students end occupation

Silver Lake | Gina Acuna/Instagram Homicide detectives with the L.A. County Sheriffs Department are investigating the death of a woman early this morning in the 400 block of S. Sydney Drive. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. No further details were available. LASD A group of gang members attacked a man and left […]

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