Dinner, Food

MUSTARD CHICKEN WITH RADISHES

MUSTARD CHICKEN WITH RADISHE If you have half an hour to spend on dinner, this is a brilliant way to use the time. A new take on a chicken dinner is always welcome, and I love how spicy and clever this dish is. The combination of mustard and radishes will wake up your tastebuds, though I love radishes in any and all forms. (My personal favorite is radishes with butter and sea salt on toasted brioche – heaven!) And how […]

Breakfast, Food

BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT MUFFINS

BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT MUFFINS These muffins have a lot going on – blueberries, grapefruit juice (with a little pulp thrown in for texture), poppy seeds, and yogurt. I was feeling experimental, and this is one of those recipes that makes me think I should follow my instincts more often. It’s breakfast in a muffin tin: juice, fruit, and carbs, and there’s no need for butter because they already have so much flavor. These were gone in a few seconds, though I […]

Cocktails and Beverages

SON OF A BEE

SON OF A BEE Hinoki and the Bird is one of my favorite places to eat in Los Angeles. It’s a Japanese-meets-American-small-plates restaurant that seems to get everything right, from the gorgeous cocktails to the smoky hinoki black cod. I had a son of a bee-sting there not long ago and fell in love – but it’s not a cocktail that is widely known, so I’ve learned to make it myself. (If you’re a Ron Burgundy fan, you’ll recognize this […]

Flowers

FLOWER HIGH

FLOWER HIGH Going to the flower market is such a gift for the senses; it’s impossible to walk through the chilly warehouse without feeling blissed out by the sight, smell, and vast bounty of the blooms. No matter how long the to-do list, or what else is on my mind, the flowers quietly demand attention, a moment to be grateful for being in this place among such beauty. Rather than taking photos of just one bouquet, here’s what it feels […]

Dinner, Food, Lunch

SANDWICH SUPPERS

SANDWICH SUPPERS You know those nights when you come home and you’re too tired to cook, but you’re really, really hungry, and you can’t stand the idea of another pizza? If you can muster enough energy to build a sandwich, these two mouthwatering beauties will leave you feeling fat and happy, as they say in the South. I love both of these sandwiches: they have such a rich variety of ingredients that you are never left feeling as if you […]