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Kids in the Kitchen – Follow the Seed

Kids in the Kitchen – Follow the Seed

The Junior League of Pasadena’s 6th annual “Kids in the Kitchen” event is titled Follow the Seed. The program’s goal is to get kids motivated to choose a healthy lifestyle—through exercise and what they ingest. The event on March 30th will include seed planting, a mini farmer’s market, active games, practicing yoga, food preparation, and [...]

Women at Work Founder’s Challenge

Women at Work Founder’s Challenge

How Money Works, Introduction to Accounting, Applying Quickbooks, and So You Want to Be a Substitute Teacher; these are just a few of the many workshops that Women at Work offer to men and women who are unemployed and looking for a job, new skills, or even a completely new path. In 2013, two thousand [...]

A Cactus Birthday

A Cactus Birthday

For nine years Sandra Mastroianni has been hanging and hustling, organizing and managing, networking and promoting. Her outlet:  Cactus Gallery. Her motivation:  to exhibit and sell traditional, outsider, and folk art; loyally promoting and supporting the artists who create it. Names you’ve heard before in these pages, such as Mavis Leahy, Janet Olenik, Oscar Rosales, [...]

John Banville as Benjamin Black at Vroman’s

John Banville as Benjamin Black at Vroman’s

It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk has the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere. (Excerpt from The [...]

Love Constitute

Love Constitute

  Love Constitute (serves 2) 1/4 pound Basic Lust 1/3 cup Infatuation 5-6 chunks of Total Joy Equal pinch of Want & Need 6 heaping tablespoons of Unrealistic Expectations Essence of Blind Devotion Layers of Denial Sprinkling of Fairy Dust (optional) Add each ingredient sequentially. Mix thoroughly. Cover and let rise in a heated environment. [...]

Honeymoon with My Brother

Honeymoon with My Brother

Franz Wisner doesn’t start out to travel the world. He starts out to get married. To say his bride leaves him at the altar is close enough—with the wedding and honeymoon planned and paid for, a few days before the big day she says, “I can’t go through with it.” Franz’s pals buck him up. [...]

Communal DIY Bread Bake

Communal DIY Bread Bake

(Text thanks to Joseph Shuldiner, Director of Institute of Domestic Technology) Join the Altadena Farmers’ Market, Los Angeles Bread Bakers, and the Institute of Domestic Technology as they continue to invigorate the Southern California handmade bread movement. Through the grassroots efforts of a new crop of home bakers and a handful of new entrepreneurs, bread [...]

Granola

Granola

From Little Flower:  Recipes from the Cafe by Christine Moore: My mom made granola for us as kids growing up in New Jersey in the 1960s. All we wanted was Cap’n Crunch. Thanks, Mom, for always being on the cutting edge—and for taking us to Woodstock. Ingredients: ½ cup extra-light olive oil ½ cup brown sugar ½ [...]

Prep, Design, & Being Water-Wise

Prep, Design, & Being Water-Wise

Did you know that approximately two-thirds of a typical household’s water is used to irrigate the landscape? The City of South Pasadena is hosting water wise landscape workshops to help you use water more efficiently outside your home. (SouthPasadenaCA.gov) The City of South Pasadena is offering free workshops to people wanting to have a water-wise lawn. The [...]

Into the Bay Forever

Into the Bay Forever

If you lean just a bit, from the balcony on the bay you can see the water. I like the view 100 feet outward – the reflection of palm trees, the boats with their sails, and, later, the light from the moon streaming like a bridge not quite to where we stand. Oh let’s say [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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