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Curried Carrot Soup

Curried Carrot Soup
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Ingredients: 10-12 young carrots, sliced 1-2 tablespoon canola oil (or part butter if desired) 1 large onion, chopped A largish piece of ginger, minced 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Dash cloves (small dash; cloves can overpower) 1 teaspoon turmeric Cayenne to taste 1 quart good quality vegetable broth 1-2 […]

Day Trips L.A.

Day Trips L.A.

Thanks once again to Ralph DeFelice for allowing Hometown Pasadena to re-publish a few of his stunning photos from the many adventures he’s taken with his two kids. We highly recommend checking out his blog Day Trips LA. Day trips and road trips are spectacularly photographed and posts include address, contact info, drive time, cost, […]

Pinot, Pinot!

Pinot, Pinot!

It is said that ancient Romans first knew the pinot grape as Helvenacia Minor and it was “vinified” as early as the first century A.D.¹ The “golden child” of pinot grapes are grown in Burgundy, France along the Côte d’Or or Slope of Gold, a two-mile wide and thirty-mile long stretch of hills. Pinot Noir […]

A Human Vase & Flower Crowns

A Human Vase & Flower Crowns

Floral artist Alison Franchi of La Petite Gardinia and make-up effects artist Jennifer Aspinall use layers of body paint, jewels, and “perfectly manipulated flowers” to create a human vase at this weekend’s Rose Festival at Descanso Gardens. A live model will be the object in creating the Rose Queen, her body the canvas for this […]

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

South Orange Grove Boulevard was once dubbed “Millionaire’s Row” as a result of the “grandiose Victorian style mansions” that were erected. “As a result of economic shifts and population explosion following World War II,” the neighborhood transitioned to include many mid-century garden apartments. On May 16th, Pasadena Heritage presents “South Orange Grove: Mid-Century Living on […]

Oh to Sing

Oh to Sing

Oh to sing! To Eric Whitacre Oh to sing! To have been born with the ability ever so easily to unleash – like the rain, or a Lyre bird, or, in late summer, the cicadas – a cascade of beautiful sound. But that is not my gift. Instead I must rest content to craft my […]

In Depth: “Untethered” by Julia Edwards

In Depth: “Untethered” by Julia Edwards

Last Friday was opening night of Untethered, a new play by local Julia Edwards. She was kind enough to find the time to answer our questions…   HP: Untethered is described as “a wacky new love story—not the Hallmark variety—the messy, screwing up, begging for mercy kind.” Where did the source story for Untethered come […]

Henna for Teens

Henna for Teens

The art of mehndi. It has been documented that Cleopatra used it for decorative purposes. A paste made of it acts as natural air conditioning when the body is overheated. Lawsonia inermis—also hina, the mignonette tree, and the Egyptian privet—is a flowering plant and the sole species of the Lawsonia genus. The art of Mehndi […]

Tour of California Ends in Pasadena

Tour of California Ends in Pasadena

The Tour of California has 18 teams from all over the globe riding 720 miles and crossing the finish line here in Pasadsena. The race started Sunday, May 10th in Sacramento and ends at the Rose Bowl a week later on Sunday, May 17th. On the 10th, the day began at 10:50 in the morning […]

Bike Week Pasadena: Forget the Drive In

Bike Week Pasadena: Forget the Drive In

May is National Bike Month and the 9th Annual Bike Week Pasadena presents a slew of activities for you and your bike. Event breakdown courtesy of CICLE.org (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange)…   All Bike Week Pasadena activities are free and open to the public. This year’s highlights include: A Taste of Pasadena Restaurant […]

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