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Pomegranate & Pistachio Brussels Sprouts

Pomegranate & Pistachio Brussels Sprouts
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Getting kids to eat and, better yet, like Brussels sprouts is about as hard as it has been for me to take Donald Trump seriously in politics—it’s probably not going to happen. It’s a love it or leave it sort of situation with these mini cabbages. But, I’m here to tell you that I got […]

Food Drive, Scavenger Hunt & Authors’ Events

Food Drive, Scavenger Hunt & Authors’ Events

Vroman’s Bookstore has teamed up with Friends in Deed for a holiday food drive. During store hours on November 14 and 15, Vroman’s will have stations set up around the store, accepting dry and canned goods, and “shelf-stable food products.” Food item ideas: Canned tuna, peanut butter, canned chicken, cereal, rice, cooking oil, sugar, and […]

Scenes from Art on Palm

Scenes from Art on Palm

Tucked away at the end of the street, down a steep hill and into the canyon of Wildwood Park is the location of Art on Palm. We attended with our parents, where our mother subsequently emptied her coffers on Christmas ornaments, cards, some ceramics, and invested in a handmade skirt by Louise Wannier of Louis […]

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

More holiday gift ideas and fun for the kids, too. Over 80 artisans sell their handmade goods at the Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace in Alhambra. Native Angelino, Heather Arndt sells her ceramic trinket boxes, vases, mugs, doll parts (yes, that’s right, “doll parts”), and gnomes via Happy Los Angeles. Maridee and Barbra’s Yarnover […]

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Walter Askin, Janet Fitch, and Scott Gandel. These are names you know or have read in Hometown Pasadena’s story pages. All three have contributed to the online journal and educational resource called Literature for Life. Literature for Life was created with the idea of getting kids to fall in love with reading and writing by […]

CSC’s 1st Annual Holiday Boutique

CSC’s 1st Annual Holiday Boutique

Cancer Support Community Pasadena wants us to holiday shop not only among the animals, but with a full stomach. CSC’s 1st Annual Holiday Boutique will be held on November 20th at CSC’s future home—within the new Pasadena Humane Society building. Sneak preview tours will be available. (How many CSC staffers and guests will go home […]

It’s Time to Put a Fork In It

It’s Time to Put a Fork In It

It’s now called “food insecurity,” but it’s still means the same thing. Being hungry. Not for a few minutes before the microwave dings or before In ‘n Out delivers our double/double with grilled onions and animal fries, but being hungry for hours, days, weeks, and even years. Friends who have shared their childhood memories of […]

Bungalows & Craftsman

Bungalows & Craftsman

Driving the streets of Los Angeles last month, cutting down side streets to avoid the traffic, we remembered the years we lived around the Wilshire District and West Hollywood; the lovely neighborhoods just off busy boulevards, small to medium houses with tidy lawns and constant blooms—and of every architectural style: Spanish, English Tudor, Victorian, Georgian […]

Holiday Ornament Contest

Holiday Ornament Contest

We realize competition isn’t a characteristic of the holiday spirit, but creating with our hands and spreading cheer is! So, let’s make some ornaments. Margaret Tonapetyan and Jenna Gibson have opened Art/work/space in a lovely lemon yellow cottage on Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena. Art/work/place is the result of their dream to have an art […]

Handmade Holiday

Handmade Holiday

Hand crafted and hand thrown pottery by Sandra Torres and Klai. Dani Vinokurov’s paper and mixed media sculptures. Pillows and purses by Sally Monk. Prints, handbags, sculpture, utensils, trays, and one-of-a-kind gifts may be found at Space Art Center’s annual Handmade Holiday. This holiday boutique formally opens on November 14 (opening reception, 3-6 p.m.), though […]

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