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Wildflower Seed Collecting and Picnic

Wildflower Seed Collecting and Picnic
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The Mediterranean Garden Society of Southern California invites the public to bring a picnic to Arlington Garden and take a wildflower seed-collecting workshop on May 16th. Mayitos Dinos designed the Arlington Garden in Pasadena and she will be present to explain the garden’s genesis and evolution. Garden volunteers will collect wildflower seeds for next year’s […]

Castle Green for Mother’s Day

Castle Green for Mother’s Day

Pasadena’s Castle Green, that looming, iconic mix of Moroccan, Moorish, and Victorian styles built in 1898 opens its doors to the public—especially Mom!—on Mother’s Day, May 10th. Guests may roam the main salon, ballroom, library, sun room, original elevator, and over 20 private apartments, “each unique in layout and design plus the exquisite penthouse.” This […]

Hit the Road! (On a Bike)

Hit the Road! (On a Bike)

The British Medical Association states that “cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by fifty percent.” So we can keep eating bangers and mash if we clip on a helmet and hit the bike lane? My City Bikes and Pasadena Cyclery would probably not enjoy our drollery, or […]

Turmeric Eggs with Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions

Turmeric Eggs with Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions

I love eggs. I love them for breakfast, for brunch, for lunch, for dinner. I love them prepared any which way. My go-to breakfast is a fried egg over potatoes and other veggies or a scramble with whatever I have in the fridge. Yesterday morning, I mixed up my usual plain eggs by adding turmeric. […]

Mystery History No. 34

Mystery History No. 34

Where are we? What’s happening? In this 1886 photo, right, All Saints Church is decorated for Christmas services.     Here’s a more modern look at All Saints at Christmas:     All Saints was founded in 1883, the first Episcopal parish in Pasadena. Members who had begun meeting in a private home three years […]

Pasadena Rotary Youth Leadership Camp

Pasadena Rotary Youth Leadership Camp

Trust Fall. Decision Dilemma. Cultural Walk. Egg Drop. These are a few of the activities offered at Rotary Youth Leadership Camp, which was held over the April 17th weekend at Thousand Pines Camp in Crestline. Over 300 high school juniors from Rotary District 5300 gathered for a weekend of activities and the RYL awards. The […]

Pasadena Firefighters Head to Nepal

Pasadena Firefighters Head to Nepal

NBC Los Angeles reports that three firefighters from Pasadena Station No. 32 are using personal days to fly to Nepal and help victims of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has already taken over 2,100 lives. The quake also killed and injured people in India, Tibet, and Bangladesh. The fire captain Tim Okimura, paramedic Matthew Caffey, […]

Caribbean Cooking

Caribbean Cooking

Trinidad stewed chicken and coconut rice. Hmmm. And, how about some pigeon peas? (No, not peas made out of Columbidae.) The cultivation of pigeon peas go back 3,500 years on the eastern part of peninsular India. Pigeon peas are both a food crop (dried peas, flour, or green vegetable peas) and a forage/cover crop. In […]

Untethered

Untethered

Untethered: A love and death experience written by Julia Edwards and directed by Jen Bloom will be staged at Mountain View Mausoleum beginning May 8th. The play stars Joy Osmanski, Adam J. Smith, Kevin McCorkle, Gabriella Rhodeen, and Eli Weinberg, and features live music by Steven Van Betten and choreography by Stephanie Zaletel. In a […]

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Is the cupboard bare? Then simply step out your back door. You didn’t realize you had a “backyard pantry” did you? Need a little lettuce? Try Baby Miner. Want some spinach? Look for wild green lambsquarters. Want an “awesome” ingredient for your salad? Put in some chickweeds. As a part of Huntington Ranch’s “Ecosystem-Based Gardening […]

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