Archive for the ‘yummy’ Category

omg blossom

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

is delicious (seriously, so, so good)…i had transcendently golden shrimp pho and isaac had a cornish hen and “the best fried egg ever.”

The owner and Chef, Duc, came over and was so deliriously happy about his new baby:  it was so charming and sweet!

Added bonus: eating in the simple and beautiful and calm and striking downstairs that Isaac designed and built through Project Room….

Blossom Silverlake is still in it’s soft opening: so stake your claim before the crowds..

I can’t wait to take over the communal table for drinks with friends, or sit near the terrariums that unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of.

Blossom in silverlake

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

This blog just posted pictures of the new wine bar at blossom that Isaac designed and built! I can’t wait to go when I’m back in la!




valentines day

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

we went to the cute Italian grocery store on Colorado, and then Whole foods and Isaac made a meal to die for…I’m obsessed with squid ink pasta lately…

Good mornings

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

We are both so busy right now… But I can’t wait till we get a chance to steal away to the Ace for a couple days after market week. Added bonus: I’ve been eating oatmeal for breakfast for like the past two years, and the Ace’s version with seared bananas and brûléed top is a perfect just-like-home-but-better-breakfast when I get there.
Image via kchn


it IS the jam

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

totally head over heels for the design, the look and the whole concept behind SQIRL jams….

there’s a great interview with the owner and creator of the jams, Jessica Koslow, here from LA Weekly

lovely and delicious

Monday, February 6th, 2012

it’s always nice when you know someone and you kinda know what they do but you don’t really know and then you find out and what they do is super awesome, which you assumed, but it’s so great to be blown away by someone you already know.

dani fisher, who is a food stylist, is a great example.

Below are some beautiful examples of her work I snagged off her site and blog, and you can read a great interview here about her design and work.

added bonus, you can see some of her recipes on design sponge.

pie hole

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012


Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

oh my.

I occasionally have to eat my words (very RARELY) but in this case I’d gladly do it again, especially if it’s covered in squid ink sauce like my pasta was, the other night at Speranza in Silverlake.

I totally judged this place by the drive-by (looks like a place by the side of the highway in Athens), and also by the first peeps to recommend in (less than taste-ful, shall we say?). But I was wrong: Speranza was lovely, delish and maybe our new joint.

Happy Birthday Isaac!


new years eve

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Isaac had never had lobster so i went to buy lobsters in Little Tokyo, but the lobsters were so big and real and moving around that I really felt horrible and couldn’t go through with boiling them alive! I understand the point of that whole kill what you eat thing but boiling a lobster that came from a tank seems very different to me than catching a fish in a lake or going to a farm and….wait, I couldn’t do that either.  So i just went to Whole Foods and got cute little lobster tails instead and removed the larger issues of what it means to consume from our mind:)

we had an appetizer of potatoes with creme fraiche and caviar

deviled eggs with salmon roe or anchovies (inspired by the far superior deviled eggs at Barbrix)

then we had a bit of scallop ceviche and some sashimi

then the lobster tails with shitake mushrooms and an awesome kale and seaweed salad that I half made/half assembled. I kinda want to eat it everyday so I want to try a couple variations to get if just right.


Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

our friends Kristin and Shin had us over for an amazing donabe dinner last week

thinking we should get a donabe pot once we build our house: this current kitchen has no room for thinking, or storage.

There are a bunch on Ebay and online.

Kristin and Shin have great vintage Japanese workwear in their store, Iko Iko right now…