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Merry Merry!

Merry Merry!
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    To spread the visual merriment of the holiday season, here are some scenes we saw around town…                       A friend of ours who is Catholic laments the lack of crèche displayed nowadays. We found a couple…       The above mini-crèche with […]

Chunky Clam Chowder

Chunky Clam Chowder

Clam chowder has always been a favorite of mine. Even as a child when I ate around the clams and only ate the potatoes—it was still my second favorite soup (after my grandmothers cream of asparagus). This clam chowder has a lot going on—I like to add a bunch of vegetables and bacon to add […]

4 Friday Photos

4 Friday Photos

Kate Carvellas came to our attention once again when she posted “4 Friday Photos.” We then perused more of her “days” and found more images we wished to share, and we’re grateful for Kate’s permission to do so. And, if you enjoy the gift of giving art for the holidays, Kate’s having a sale of […]

Century Books in Green St. Village & a Bit o’ Dark Chocolate

Century Books in Green St. Village & a Bit o’ Dark Chocolate

Century Books is for people who love books; love to browse, peruse and read a little; who like Persian rugs, wood floors, graceful tables, natural light, and old English-type, large muntin windows; who don’t mind stacks of books on the floor (similar to the stacks we have in our own home) and enjoy a good […]

Our Perfect Gift: A Book

Our Perfect Gift: A Book

We dream of a bottomless gift card to Vroman’s, endless armfuls of books hauled from the many Little Free Libraries around (only to be replaced or shared again, of course), a 2-week vacation where we’re grounded, directed to sit and read and only read (it must be a command in order to prevent the ever-looming […]

Have You Seen? Decorating Rose Parade Floats

Have You Seen? Decorating Rose Parade Floats

There are thousands upon thousands of roses, daisies, carnations, marigolds, seeds, bark, grasses, and even fruits and vegetables. Thousands upon thousands of organic materials that must be placed and attached by hand to create the magnificent floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Come see for yourself as volunteers head into the final days and […]

Seed Bakery

Seed Bakery

It all started with Joseph who was born in a barn. Next to a wheat field. Who grew up to mill whole grains, Ferment, And bake bread.   Though inexpertly poetic, the above intro is not entirely true¹, but it’s humorous, and we like funny. And we like good, lovingly made homemade bread. We actually […]

A Zorthian Winter Solstice

A Zorthian Winter Solstice

Apparently, we have Winter Solstice on the brain as this is the third article in this week’s edition of Hometown Pasadena in which we mention this “shortest day of light.” Christina Sirgun Powers of Yoga for Balance in Altadena has been teaching kundalini yoga for twelve years and on December 19, she’ll be up at […]

Festive & Fashionable!

Festive & Fashionable!

We are easily lured by the baubles and lights of the holiday season. Some may even call us suckers, but that’s too humbug for our merry mood, so we shall ho ho ho and prance along on our way. One holiday event to which we shall prance is Pasadena Museum of History‘s holiday open house—”Festive […]

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

When you startle awake in the dark morning heart pounding breathing fast sitting bolt upright staring into dark whirlpool black hole feeling its suction Get out of bed knock at the door of your nearest friend ask to lie down ask to be held Listen while whispered words turn the hole into deep night sky […]

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