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Karol’s Frame of Mind

Karol’s Frame of Mind

    We’re always happy to share the wonderful eye, and frame of mind, of Karol Franks. Enjoy…                       Enjoy more photography by Karol Franks in Hometown Pasadena’s Photo Op: “Colors Divine” “Iconic Pasadena” “Winter to Spring” “Karol Franks Photography” “Waters Here & There” “Temecula Balloon Festival” […]

The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

One City One Book programs take the idea of a localized book discussion club and expand it to cover a whole city, Michael Rogers wrote in 2002. The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller […]

Newcomers

Newcomers

Most of us realize it’s difficult moving to a new place. Even if a move is desired, our old home, and our friends and family are left behind. Settling into a new job and a new town can be exciting and exhilarating, but also stressful and, sometimes, depressing. Sometimes even with living awhile in one […]

Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping

The wonder of bees. Now more than ever. Danny Finkelstein and The Valley Hive lead a class on bee keeping at The Arboretum on Sunday, February 26. Finkelstein will share the history of bee keeping and how the industry has evolved over time. He will also discuss the vital reasons for having healthy bees and hives, […]

Fire It Up!

Fire It Up!

Though we were told not to engage with the ceramicists, one did happen to be walking by, not poised at a potter’s wheel or a work station, so we thought it would be safe to address her. The next hour flew by as we spoke with Jennifer Simison, Kathryn Levee, and Jenelle Peterson. Their enthusiasm for […]

Blind-Born Fish

Blind-Born Fish

If I were a blind-born fish Pale and listless on deep sea cliff, Never to know the heat of sun Nor the thin white feel of day, I could never dream of that called warm Nor vision a heat-scorched sand. I see in this colored day While sitting in filtered noontime sun, A world all […]

Aladdin, As Ballet

Aladdin, As Ballet

This event is not for a young’uns ooey gooey experience or working up a sweat or maneuvering with glue and paste, but we remember being young (8 or 9 years old?) when our grandparents took us to our first ballet, a performance of The Nutcracker at Rockefeller Center in New York City. We were hooked. […]

Cooking Jackfruit

Cooking Jackfruit

Who knew? Who knew we wanted to know? And when did we know that we didn’t know what we needed to know? (Channeling Rummy here.) But now we can know—how to cook jackfruit—thanks to a free workshop conducted by nutritionist Kelly Kearns at Grassroots Market in South Pasadena on Tuesday, March 7. Kearns will be […]

Mammoth SNOW

Mammoth SNOW

Ralph DeFelice of DayTripsLA took his kids up to Mammoth this past weekend… …and there was SNOW.   Let’s share some pictures…                     ~~~   DayTripsLA.com Ralph DeFelice: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5 yo girl and a 8 yo […]

True Food Kitchen’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole

True Food Kitchen’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Our gratitude to True Food Kitchen for contributing this week’s “Mangiamo” recipe of the week. One of TFK’s signature dishes…   Spaghetti Squash Casserole Makes 4 to 6 servings 1 large spaghetti squash (2 to 3 pounds) 2 teaspoons Grapeseed Oil 1 large zucchini, grated 1/2 cup carmelized onions (recipe follows) 1 cup tomato sauce (recipe follows) Salt […]

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