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Caprese Sandwiches

Caprese Sandwiches
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My girlfriend, Teri, is actually the wonderful chef who introduced me to these tasty sandwiches. It was love at first sight…taste…whatever. My girls and I (my son is not a tomato fan—go figure) have been hooked on caprese sandwiches ever since we wolfed ’em down at the party where Teri and I first met. This […]

Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos

Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos

Pasadena Conservatory of Music has partnered with Jefferson Elementary School for over a decade, teaching the students in instrument and vocal performance. Recently, the school has been “on the road” to becoming a performing arts magnet school and PCM is now also providing instruction to fourth and fifth graders on guitar, drums, and recorders. The […]

Walking Pasadena, No. 2

Walking Pasadena, No. 2

The Walking Pasadena group started on Facebook in April 2014. The purpose? To share experiences of pedestrian exploration of, from, and on the streets of Pasadena (and thereabouts), both online and in person. We schedule occasional group walks, but mostly we share photos and events and questions of interest to pedestrian explorers in our city. […]

Symphony Pastoral

Symphony Pastoral

Beethoven is known to have been a nature lover, taking frequent walks in the country, and even leaving Vienna altogether to work in rural areas. Themes of spiritual renewal, pastoral landscapes, dramatic storms and startling beauty pull you into Beethoven’s sonic painting of the great outdoors. Conductor Nicholas McGegan of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops […]

Cherry Blossom Walk, Talk, Buy

Cherry Blossom Walk, Talk, Buy

Despite temperatures in the high 80s and even low 90s, we know it’s officially spring because it’s time for the Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens. Walks, talks, music, origami, food, and the sale of cherry trees will take place all weekend, March 21st-22nd. 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday-Sunday, March 21st-22nd Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso […]

The North Stars

The North Stars

One of the missions of the YWCA Pasadena Foothill Valley is to showcase local artists’ work “that involves themes of inequality, feminism, and the fight for civil rights.” Everyone is welcome to the opening reception of “The North Stars: Canonizing the American Abolitionists” with new work by Hope Demetriades on March 21st. The works focus […]

Simply Speaking

Simply Speaking

Jane Olson “has devoted her life to international justice and humanitarian work.” Olson will be the featured speaker at the Junior League of Pasadena‘s second annual speaker luncheon on April 11th. She chairs the International Board of Human Rights Watch and chairs the board of Landmine Survivors Network. This event will honor Pasadena Mayor Bill […]

Debussy at the Villa

Debussy at the Villa

“When you don’t have any money to go on holiday, you must make do by using your imagination,” wrote Achille-Claude Debussy (1862-1918) who was considered the founder of musical impressionism.¹ Debussy: “I love music passionately. And because I love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.”² By the age of […]

Bringing Art to the Streets…at the Crosswalk

Bringing Art to the Streets…at the Crosswalk

Hataya Tubtim’s “influences & favorites” include surrealism, animation, L.A. murals, and Thai paintings and traditional motifs.¹ Currently, Tubtim is a faculty member at Art Center College of Design; she was commissioned to participate in Pasadena District’s crosswalk art program. The program began in 2011 with crosswalk installations titled Moonwalk designed by local artist and designer […]

Roasted Chickpea and Hearts of Palm Salad

Roasted Chickpea and Hearts of Palm Salad

This is a healthy salad that I love and has found its way onto my tapas menu for tonight. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It’s simple and lasts for a while in the fridge- great dish to have lying around for a healthy but hearty lunch. Fridge: 1 red pepper, […]

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