Kiwiberry Pavlova

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Being a New Zealander raised in Los Angeles, there are certain things that stick out in my mind during my childhood.  One of those things is the infamous Pavlova. The Pavlova is named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova … Continue reading

Chicken Noodle Soup

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I think its been proven somewhere that chicken soup cures colds (at least that’s what I’ve heard) and being that I’ve recently been sick and the weather in Los Angeles is looking more like winter and less like summer – … Continue reading

Pear & Raspberry Dutch Baby

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I had never tried a Dutch Baby until a few years ago when a friend who was staying with us kept mentioning these things he grew up eating called Puffy Pancakes. I had no idea what they were but once … Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2013 Recap

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Well, it’s noon the day after Thanksgiving, I’m sitting in the kitchen in my pajamas watching the rain. Yes, I said rain! Here’s my thyme on the farm table soaking up the rain drops. It’s literally the perfect day – … Continue reading

Turkey & White Bean Chili

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I love chili, especially on cold days. I also like that if you make a big pot of it, you can have many, many delicious meals with little or no effort. This is a lighter version of my typical beef … Continue reading

Cranberry Orange Curd Tartlets

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When my sister Natasha mentions that she has a recipe that she wants to try out, I pounce on the opportunity to get in the kitchen and bake with her. See, Natasha has a knack for picking out just really … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

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It’s practically November and I haven’t even made anything with pumpkin yet. What a travesty. It’s really hard to get into the Autumn mood when Los Angeles is still having 90 degree days. Let’s just say I think long and … Continue reading

Caramelized Onion Dip

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Labor Day is around the corner and I have been experimenting with ways to make the classic Labor Day party food a bit more interesting. I get bored serving the same old stuff year after year. With this recipe, I … Continue reading

Berry Hand Pies

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A couple of weeks ago my best friend Brianne came over to spend some time in the kitchen with me while I worked on recipes for the blog; we had an absolute blast. One of the recipes I had scheduled … Continue reading

Easy Chicken Lettuce Cups

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Early in my career, I traveled for work a lot. So much so, I never put away my suitcase. Among all the trips, I ended up in Las Vegas almost monthly for meetings and tech conferences. After long days of … Continue reading

Strawberry Ice Cream

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Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s Summer and it’s time for ice cream. I have to admit I purchased an ice cream maker several years ago but actually never used it until I made this strawberry ice cream. Terrible, I know. … Continue reading