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Cajun Shrimp and Rice Remoulade

Cajun Shrimp and Rice Remoulade
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I went to New Orleans a few years ago and fell in love with the food. It’s truly impossible not to. Since then- using Cajun spices and the same flavor profiles has become a small part of my cooking technique. It’s something I hope I can only expand on. Does anyone have a Nola grandma […]

AltaEats’ Farm-to-Table Supper

AltaEats’ Farm-to-Table Supper

AltaEats, the “up, up the hill” little neighborhood restaurant located in Pasadena—but feels like it’s in Altadena—is the creation of Paul Ragan and Angela Visca. AltaEats has been praised as being ambitious, intriguing, and fun by Gayot and Jessica Ritz of LA Weekly writes, “What isn’t really up for debate is this team’s dedication to […]

Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class

Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class

It’s described as “part sculpture class, part active meditation.” How would that work exactly? Come immerse and relax in the practice of kikezuri, the art of Japanese woodcarving. This hands-on class is led by master woodcarver Yo Takimoto. Open to all ages and skill levels.   Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. Descanso […]

Fall Plant Sale at the Huntington

Fall Plant Sale at the Huntington

We’ve been told that the fall is an excellent time for planting California native plants. Since we can hardly keep a cactus alive, perhaps we should join the crowd and load up on salvias, ceanothus, irises, and leucadendrons at this the Huntington’s Fall Plant Sale, October 23-25. A large assortment of water-wise Australian plants will […]

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

The Pasadena Museum of California Art continues to celebrate Sister Corita Kent and her meaningful art with “Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas” on October 24. Create banners and wearable art with Corrie Siegel, Education Manager at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and participate in a Corita-inspired “Happening.” The celebration features a musical performance by […]

Syrian Refugees & Ten Thousand Villages

Syrian Refugees & Ten Thousand Villages

According to SyrianRefugees.com, “an estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011.” It seems in all the years since, nothing shocked us—we Americans who are thousands of miles away from the conflict—more than the image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi dead on the sand, his body having […]

Shakespeare’s Horrors, Wicked Lit, Altars & Growl-o-ween

Shakespeare’s Horrors, Wicked Lit, Altars & Growl-o-ween

We of a certain age are too old for trick or treating, and for that we are grateful. And though it’s enjoyable now to sit on the porch with a glass of wine and dole out candy, being witness to some marvelous costumes—from wee ones who can hardly walk to teenagers the size of refrigerators—Halloween […]

Playtime. Stage Time. Parson’s, Boston & A Noise Within.

Playtime. Stage Time. Parson’s, Boston & A Noise Within.

Keeping it light. Keeping it real. Parson’s Nose Theater announces its 2015-2016 Season. Known for making classical works easy to digest and fun, Parson’t Nose continues to offer an exciting line-up to introduce audiences, young and old alike, to “the greats.” Classical works by playwrights such as Shakespeare, Moliere, and Shaw are adapted, and by […]

Living & Local History

Living & Local History

Throughout time, stories of history, culture, and experience have been passed down from one generation to the next. It all began with oral storytelling, followed by pictographs, hieroglyphs, cuneiform, and eventually alphabets, over a span of thousands of years as humans developed ways to communicate and operate in their daily lives, and ways by means […]

Steadfast

Steadfast

Susan Herney dove headfirst—first, into her mother’s diary and then into 200 pieces of correspondence between her parents, Al and Dorothy (Dot) Herney, during her father’s commission on the U.S.S. Scurry during World War II, which was a U. S. Navy minesweeper. One of its missions was to sweep for mines prior to the assaults […]

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