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Baking with Grist & Toll

Baking with Grist & Toll

Natural leaven or commercial dried yeast? How does one naturally develop gluten? Dutch oven, baking stones, or an outdoor oven? Is the transition from white bread to whole grain painful? And, what in the world is “Autolyse”? Find the answer to all of these questions, and more, at Grist & Toll‘s new Bread Baking Series [...]

Grist & Toll Shortbread Cookies

Grist & Toll Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll… I love shortbread cookies. It’s amazing how much more I love them now that I can make them with freshly milled flour. The flavors of fresh, whole grain flour really shine when there aren’t a lot of competing flavors and ingredients in the mix. This really [...]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Rarely do I find a more perfect voice than that of the narrator in Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone could be described as a high-functioning autistic individual or perhaps one with Asperger’s syndrome, or perhaps a savant, though his condition is never stated in the [...]

Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Video of Urban Intervention by Cecilia Aguilar Castillo. Photography by Olivia Barrionuevo. Mixed Media by Marianne Sadowski. Video by Beatriz Valls. “…Portraying the essence of women in light and shadow.” “…Within memory and presence…” Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra at Studio 50 in Highland Park. Artists in Discussion Thursday, March 27th, 7-9 p.m. 131 [...]

Bark for Life

Bark for Life

The day has gone to the dogs quite literally. On Sunday, March 30th, Library Park in Monrovia will be swarming with canines as they and their owners walk, eat, learn, laugh, and raise money to fight cancer. Humans and canines who are survivors of cancer, as well as therapy dogs will be honored with an [...]

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Think of the formats we love:  books, 2-hour movies, serial TV dramas, blogs…the list goes on and on. All of these formats had to be invented. But how does that happen? How do new formats get started? And, how might a person participate in the process of “media invention”? To find out…join us. (Pasadena Public [...]

Being R.E.A.L.

Being R.E.A.L.

Any child who has entered daycare, pre-school, or public or private school knows that finding friends, building friendships, and navigating a friendship can be rewarding, fun, and exciting as well as disheartening, hurtful, stressful, and confusing. In answer, Pasadena’s Institute for Girls’ Development has created Be R.E.A.L. – Relationships:  Extraordinary, Authentic, Loving™. This particular program [...]

Lost and Fine

Lost and Fine

Pushed out of line He lost their way The passage of time kept him at bay A promising child to a shell of a man A beautiful boy to a hopeless case who can’t even stand much less race All is lost or so they’d say But chance so it happens has a different way [...]

Flavors of Morocco

Flavors of Morocco

Can you smell it? Cumin, olives, and preserved lemons working its magic in a pot of tagine. Can you taste it? Sesame, toasted flour, and almond “truffles” infusing the selloh, cumin and roasted bell pepper cumin chakchouka, eggplant salad, and tomato and preserved lemon crostini. These smells and tastes can all be yours if you [...]

“Homeless” Campers

“Homeless” Campers

ABC News anchor Phillip Palmer will kick off “Teens Camp Out to Stamp Out Homelessness” on Friday, April 4th. Polytechnic Middle School students and their families plan to camp out on the school campus, taking part in “activities that will offer new insights on homelessness and poverty, and inspire the next generation to make a [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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