Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Interior Designer

Check out Lynn Deegan's new cool website!!! She is TRULY a talent- cousin or not!!!! She understands perfection is in the details..

Friday, June 26, 2009

I cook

My post from October 2006 says 'I don't cook' but that has changed. Finding the perfect recipes, food-shopping experiences and all-things related to the search for the perfect food experience will be featured on this blog.


The perfect chicken salad sandwiches and sauvignon blanc!

Looking for a delicious, easy dinner option for summer?! I combined Ina Garten's recipe and the one from the book 'Food Life' to make a yummy chicken salad sandwich on toasted bread. Take 2 breasts of grilled (cooked) chicken breasts and cut them up into bite-size pieces. Then add mayo, celery, tarragon, kosher salt and pepper to taste. Mix and serve on toasted (soft) bread paired with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc.... success!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rich Mento will occasionally remind me that I have not posted since October 26, 2006. I don't have an explanation for this or for why I'm starting again but Christine found this really cool orange background color and that alone is enough inspiration for me. I thought I'd start by mentioning the perfect drink; the kumkwatinis at Tavern in Brentwood. I really can't recommend them highly enough. The dining room/atrium is stunning but I prefer to eat at the tables in the bar area. Go and order up a few kumkwatinis and you will feel happy. Also, the grey paint on the walls is the best shade of grey that I have ever seen- I want to eat it.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

This am rant


I don't cook. I work, I come home, I'm tired...just fill-in-the-platitude.. but there are other reasons: I am paralyzed by the bombardment of BAD NEWS about what we eat; veggies are just pesticides-disguised-as-food. Then I knock on 'organics' door and I am told that I am at the wrong address and need to go to 'certified organic's'. 'Certified';the' Tom Ford' of the veggie-set and I realize, ' I could buy a Gucci COAT for the price of this burdock root'. So, what about a nice pasta (when you're Jewish, 'nice' must preceed all nouns) then I realize how bloated we will all be from carbs. How about steak? Then suddenly PETA people are pressed up against my window with ketchup all over them. (those who know me, know that I have a deep-seated FEAR of ketchup.) So, no steak for us! How abut a veggie burger? No, Jackson takes one bite of those and looks at me as if I've given him wet nope! Mercury. Spinach?! nope. E-coli. Cashews?! nope. The cashew union workers are on strike! Cheese?! nope.. might as well eat a spoon-full of cellulite. ok, how about water?! Nope. That five-dollar bottle of water with the Swedish name is just tap water filled with carcinogens...and by the way, the plastic is too. I call my office which doubles as a Dominoes Pizza and ask for 'thin crust'. 'We sold out of thin crust' they say.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Good Read

A Nixon Man by Michael Cahill. Cahill is a novelist who lives in Ojai. He went to UCLA film school and he recently directed his first film called 'King of California' starring Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood. Look out for it in '07...I think it will make a mark on American cinema.