Monthly Archives: September 2010

Beating the Heat in the New Apron

Remember that episode of The Twilight Zone called The Midnight Sun? The earth has begun to move closer and closer to the sun creating unbearable temperatures, then the protagonist wakes up to find she has been dreaming – in reality … Continue reading

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When I Don’t Cook

This is what happens when I don’t cook. Luisito makes himself a salad. I call it Luisito’s Cut Salad, which is like a chopped salad, but cut with scissors instead of chopped with a chef’s knife. He likes the Kitchen … Continue reading

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Apron #2 Underway – Here’s a Pocket

I just started this Amy Butler apron pattern from her book Amy Butler’s In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects with some fabric I bought over a year ago. I am not even sure what I bought the … Continue reading

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Saturday Paella at La Española

My husband and I visited La Espanola to pick up some bomba rice (for my quest for the perfect paella at home) and other needed Spanish groceries. Luis quickly began chatting up Doña Juana herself and quickly received an invitation … Continue reading

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Cafe Mambo

One afternoon in Maui, we drove up to one of our favorite towns, Paia. Paia is  a little hippie/artsy/funky/cute town on the north shore of Maui with lots of cute shops and restaurants.  We stopped in for lunch at Cafe … Continue reading

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My First Apron

I just finished sewing my first apron, without any help (although I did need it!). Months ago a bought the pattern from Sew Liberated, I thought it looked cute and easy.  I cut out the pattern, cut the fabric (Amy … Continue reading

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La Petite Creperie

I stopped in for lunch today at the new La Petite Creperie in Mar Vista. Baby steps. Very slowly but surely, Mar Vista is getting cool. They have sweet and savory crepes, some salads and French press coffee from one … Continue reading

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