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Simply Delicious Baked Apples

Simply Delicious Baked Apples

Ingredients: 4 apples (any kind) 2 tablespoons maple syrup A few shakes of cinnamon Directions: Slice apples and leave the skins on. Pour on syrup and add the cinnamon. Mix it so all of the slices are coated evenly. Bake at 400º F for about 30 minutes if you like your apples cooked by a [...]

That Guiltiest Feeling

That Guiltiest Feeling

On July 29, 1925, at 3 a.m., Eva Fenyes, unable to sleep, was quietly engaged in a rather pleasant indulgence that was sweeping the country. She was solving a crossword puzzle. Cruciverbalist, a word that would not be coined until the 1970s, would have described Eva Fenyes perfectly. She had books full of crossword puzzles, [...]

Team Le Cordon-Bleu

Team Le Cordon-Bleu

For five days the Los Angeles Le Cordon-Bleu, American Culinary Student Team will attend hands-on workshops, leadership meetings, lectures, tastings, have time to network, and, oh yes, compete. The American Culinary Federation Western Regional Conference competition will be held in Oakland on March 1st through 5th. Le Cordon-Bleu Los Angeles, with its school located on [...]

Untitled

Untitled

Lend your breath to my chest—not the still-born words, but gravity, and transparency of what peace may come. Like a name or—if not that—the last syllable or utterance of a name: an instance I can sense and, locked-in-deep, maybe be open eyes against my hair in your teeth-clenched.  ~~~ Copyright © “Untitled” by Dain Fedora [...]

Portraits of the Garden

Portraits of the Garden

No art form is more familiar than the portrait. The most intimate of artistic undertakings, it takes two to make a portrait: the artist and the subject. Usually, a portrait implies that the finished work will communicate what the subject actually looked like. But from the earliest times, artists have put a twist on that [...]

Sublime Schubert!

Sublime Schubert!

Upcoming concert of the week: Saturday, March 1st, 7:30 p.m. “The brilliant, young Armenian mezzo soprano, Garineh Avakian, sings music of Schumann and Poulenc, accompanied by the sensitive pianism of Vika Simonian.” Cost:  $20. Franz Schubert was born on January 31st, 1797. Because of this, Pasadena Schubertiade schedules their concerts in the months immediately following. On [...]

Is the Rialto Finally Getting Its Makeover?

Is the Rialto Finally Getting Its Makeover?

We were stopping along Fair Oaks Avenue near Oxley Street in South Pasadena to get some duplicate keys made. Despite seeing the plastic clock sign that hung inside the door with the hands turned to fifteen minutes into the future, our mind didn’t actually register this straightforward message until we clicked on the door handle [...]

Love Our Authors

Love Our Authors

You will be met in the great hall by six local publishing groups, such as Prospect Park Books that has published Lian Dolan’s Elizabeth the First Wife, Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai mystery series, Christine Moore’s Little Flower:  Recipes from the Cafe, Jennie Cook’s recently released Who Wants Seconds? cookbook, and Diane Lang’s whimsical Vulture Verses. Why such a dizzying array of talented works [...]

Digital Bookmobile Coming to Pasadena

Digital Bookmobile Coming to Pasadena

Browse ebooks on business and finance like Blink by Malcolm Gladwell or Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman. A variety of non-fiction will be on hand, such as Heads in Beds and Barefoot in Paris; or Barbara Kingsolver’s biography Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and Russell Freedman’s Lincoln:  A Photobiography. Ebooks and audio books on the law, technology and computer primers, [...]

Annie Jacobsen’s Operation Paperclip

Annie Jacobsen’s Operation Paperclip

What does it say about a country or even a world that in the midst of defeating a great evil, the priority is not justice or morality, but preserving its brain trust? In August 1945, President Truman agreed to the execution of Operation Paperclip—recruiting German scientists so that America would benefit from their knowledge and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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