Posts tagged olive oil
Last Day of Summer in Palos Verdes

The weather was perfectly summery and Californian as I opened the sunroof and windows, with long hair blowing wildly in the wind. My youngest daughter, seven, carried an armful of dolls into the car for her entertainment, while my ten year old daughter listened to music through her headphones. The drive was clear and we were sailing smooth on the southbound 405 freeway from the heat of the San Fernando Valley, with the Labor Day holiday to thank for an open road.

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SUPERFOOD APHRODISIACS: I Heart Hemp Hearts

The other day I wanted to make a batch of creamy pesto and searched the kitchen for ingredients. Pesto is an easy way to get some good stuff into your body and tastes absolutely delicious. I was preparing dinner and wanted my youngest daughter to eat some greens, so I used what moms do best-- nutrition in disguise! 

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Summer Afternoon {Green Garden Gazpacho}

The first time I had "green garden gazpacho" was at Superba in Venice. Made of asparagus, peas, cucumber, yogurt, olive oil. How Chef Jason Neroni made this recipe exactly I could only guess by taste. The yogurt was spooned artfully into a wide bowl, a pillow on top of the verdant green purée, surrounded by a wreath of delicate edible flowers in white and yellow, a sprig of asparagus, with a voluptuous drizzle of olive oil dappled upon its velvety surface. The beauty of that soup captured me.

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Cooking is Like Love

One of my favorite food quotes says, “Cooking is like love — it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” And so it was with wild abandon that I attempted a recipe I never thought I’d ever make: Moroccan Lamb Tagine.

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Darling's Summer Shrimp in Mojito Dressing

I am the sentimental kind. When I remember a moment, I am transported by all of my senses. So around this time last year, I was in Malibu, and I was falling in love.

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Make Food Love
Celebrate! New Year's Dinner & Champagne at Home
Comfort Food ~ Love in a Bowl
Aphrodisiacs in the Kitchen {Home Cooking}
Ludo Bites, Ephemeral Delights