Dining at Raya | Ritz Carlton Laguna


Every once and a while I get a hall pass to go out with the girls. I really try to have something on the calendar at least once a month that does not involve kids or dishes and preferably revolves around copious amounts of food that I get to photograph. My dilemma lately is how…

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Reverb 11 | Day 27 :: My 2012 Cookbook Want List


What new foods did you try this year? Well nothing extremely interesting I assure you. racking my brain to come up with at least one that was out of my comfort zone. I think the Carrot Halwa dessert at Tamarind of London was the most unique dessert I tried this year, it is a traditional Indian dish…

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12 Days of Giveaway | Temecula Olive Oil Company

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Last summer I visited Temecula for a little food and wine tour, you may have remembered all the yummy things I brought home one of them being Temecula Olive Oil. There is something decadent about hand pressed olive oil. I could actually drink this stuff straight it is THAT good. If you did you would…

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Latest Crave | Tamarind of London

Chicken Tikka Masala

Raise your hand if you like Indian food? (raises both hands) I don’t just like Indian food I LOVE Indian food.  I certainly wasn’t exposed to many Indian dishes growing up in Southern California. I think my mom had one dish in her rotation, Hurry Curry. It was a very Americanized version of curry that…

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Temecula Olive Oil Giveaway Winner


And the lucky winner of the olive oil and vinegar packs is …     Comment #8 – Kathy – contact is to collect your prize! Congratulations.

The Cellar | Historic Fullerton


The other week in the middle of our first summer wave of heat I got a hall-pass to meet a few of my favorite local bloggers (Ksugarandspice, WoodbridgeOC, Nicole, Gina, and my pal Priscilla ) at a very cool, <– literally… local restaurant in Fullerton the Cellar. It’s not easy to find which I think adds to the allure or frustration…

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Stonefire Grill Simply Delicious


June here you are already. So many things leading up to this month the gateway to summer. If you follow my instagram feed you know we were finally knocked out of our baseball bracket which essentially also derailed the take out train. I really REALLY miss cooking, I said cooking not cleaning up after, that…

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BlogCrush on Zovs


Thursday night I met up with some of my favorite OC bloggers at Zovs in Irvine. As a group of bloggers we often get the chance to try out new restaurants, sample menu items and meet head chefs, I always look forward to getting in a little food photo time when I go to these things. We’ve been…

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Wordless Wednesday with a Lemon Twist


I know this blog has been heavily saturated with talk of iPhones and photography, I do apologize for being so redundant but its just my world lately. I know you are asking yourself what happened to the recipes doesn’t she even cook anymore? I do but I could be cooking more and ordering take out…

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Tips for shopping Whole Foods Market


Like I was saying about my new found food awareness and Oprah’s Vegan Challenge the American diet is not working for me at all. Even though I am tall and somewhat lean that doesn’t mean I am healthy, far from I suspect. People assume that because of my height that my weight is easier to maintain, it’s not….

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