Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

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Cherries are in the grocery store this season and I pick up a bag whenever I get the chance! Also when I get the chance, I like to look up a recipe in one of my cookbooks and this time it’s from Mimi Thorisson’s A…

No rice challenge

About a week ago I reviewed my Pure Barre account, I found I was at 75 classes with 25 more classes to go until I get to 100. Instead of my usual monthly self-challenges of reaching to a certain number of classes per month,…

Ube Mamon…and all things Ube

Ube Mamon

What is up with the Ube trend I’m seeing popping around Los Angeles? You’ve got Ube bread pudding, Ube Milkshakes, Ube Flan, Ube upside-down pie in all the trendy neighborhoods (yes, Van Nuys is emerging to becoming those types of neighborhoods). Ube is…

Weekend Snaps – Shaved Ice and Toast

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Friday evening stroll in our Lake Balboa.   We introduced our out-of-town friends that Metro is the way to go to explore Central LA and not deal with the hassle of finding parking and paying for parking. We took them for dinner at…

Reading “Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir” by Eddie Huang

If you’ve seen the TV show, “Fresh Off the Boat” and are about to pick up the book, Fresh Off the Boat, you’ll be in for a real surprise. The portrayal of the TV show is as polar from the memoir as it gets…

Recipe Journal: Vegan (or Not Vegan) Queso

Vegan Cheese Dip

Whether you are making nachos or hosting a fondue party, this vegan nacho cheese will be a crowd-pleaser because they’ll say “I can’t believe it’s not cheese!” Also they’ll surprise themselves with a little heat the not-cheese brings! Surprisingly, the vegan nacho cheese…

Beauty Review: Kypris Antioxidant Dew

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Well I did it…Finished an entire bottle of Kypris Antioxidant Dew. I liked it so much, I purchased another one. Back in November/December, I purchased all 3 of the Kypris serums: Antioxidant Dew, Clearing Serum, and Moonlight Catalyst. I finished the Clearing Serum…

To Read – “Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George

Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George is about Jean Perdu, a Literary Apothecary, who prescribes books to his customers with broken hearts and aimless souls.  He’s been doing this job for 20 years curing his customers,  yet he can never cure himself of…

Strong as Silk: AIR Aerial Fitness Review

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AIR Aerial Fitness – Los Angeles I use to have ClassPass and I held on to it for a good 8 months until I decided to become a Pure Barre devotee. When I had ClassPass, I would see AIR and I’ve been meaning to…

Sunday Brunch at the Humble Bee

The Humble Bee is located in the most unassuming strip mall in Lake Balboa. The outside is old, but the interior is cute as though I’m in a cottage. They have mason jar used as vases and wide-mouth mason jars for water and…

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