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Raisin Lemon Scones

Raisin Lemon Scones
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I’ve made these scones in several different variations, all with tasty results. They are inspired, once again, from one of my favorite cookbooks, A Homemade Life. You can try lemon raspberry, whole wheat flour and mixed berry, ginger apricot, or even chocolate chip! Scones are hard to mess up. Just add roughly half a cup […]

Elizabeth Gilbert & Chelsea Clinton

Elizabeth Gilbert & Chelsea Clinton

Big names are once again on the Vroman’s schedule. On October 2, Vroman’s presents an evening with Elizabeth Gilbert at the Pasadena Hilton. She will be reading from and discussing her new book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. […]

Palooza Flea Market & Crafts Fair

Palooza Flea Market & Crafts Fair

It’s a flea market, a food sale, a crafts fair, and a pseudo nursery with plants for sale. It’s the Marshall Fundamental Booster Palooza Flea Market and Crafts Fair on September 19. The event is the fall fundraiser in support of the Marshall marching band and colorguard. Store up your carbs for a day of […]

The Poetry Circus

The Poetry Circus

Imagine reciting lines while riding a lion. How about riding one’s steed while being regaled with verse? Well, the “poetic rides” are free at Griffith Park’s historical and restored merry-go-round on September 19, at The Poetry Circus. Favorite local writers and poets will be reading such as Ron Koertge, Kim Dower, Nicelle Davis, Douglas Kearney, […]

“Ladies Night Out” Goes to Carnivale

“Ladies Night Out” Goes to Carnivale

We’re grateful to Vicki Laidig for sharing her thoughts on Cancer Support Community Pasadena… CSCP is such an important resource for people who are going through cancer treatment. It even offers support for their children and caregivers. CSCP provides a unique community of social and emotional support where people can meet others who are facing similar […]

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

Appreciation to Nikki Parrish, event planner for the Muir Ranch farm-to-table suppers, for informing us of the upcoming 9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens to be held on October 3. The all-day event features 12 workshops in both English and Spanish, as well as exhibits, live demos, giveaways, networking, and “a zero waste lunch.” Topics […]

Girls & Grit

Girls & Grit

Grit (grĭt) n. Indomitable spirit; pluck. (The American Heritage Dictionary) Grit \’grit\ n. Mental toughness and courage. Firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. (Merriam-Webster) Grit /ɡrɪt/ n. The courage and determination that makes it possible for somebody to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant. (Oxford Dictionary) Melissa […]

Rally for Choice

Rally for Choice

We consider ourselves pro-life because we believe in helping women live a quality life with access to affordable healthcare and the right to make their own decisions in all circumstances—especially when it’s a decision regarding their own bodies (and whatever’s going on inside it). We remember when we were a poor student attending UCSB and […]

Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

My primary reason for recommending the Pasadena Playhouse’s newest production, Josefina López’s Real Women Have Curves, is Blanca Araceli. Playing Carmen, mami of the well-read, restless, feminist, ambitious Ana and the creative, stressed, worried, and relentless Estrela, Araceli inhabits her character completely. She doesn’t need half of the first act to breathe and get into […]

Roving Doc Film Fest

Roving Doc Film Fest

What does the Occupy movement in New York have in common with the Spanish Indignados protests or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the struggle of the Iranian democracy movement and the nonviolent uprising in Syria and what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of Femen and an Islamic culture like Egypt? And […]

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