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love is a porchetta sandwich

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Apparently 2011 is the year to get married.  Seven (yes, seven!) of my nearest & dearest are tying the knot this year. And not even one of the weddings is where I live.  Not that I’m complaining, mind you.  San Francisco, Savannah, Atlanta, Santa Barbara… it could definitely be worse.

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roasted pumpkin seeds, 4 ways

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Every year we look forward to carving jack o’ lanterns for Halloween.. and somehow every year, we forget what a pain it is to clean out all the pumpkins.  But at least there’s one very tasty upside to all of that manual labor – roasted pumpkin seeds!

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replenish: clean house, clean conscience


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When it comes to home cleaners, there are so many gimmicks these days.  The “Magic” Eraser.  Kaboom Bowl Blaster.  Robot powered vacuums.  It’s refreshing to find a brand that doesn’t rely on gimmicky advertising to succeed.  Instead, Replenish makes it’s stand with a simple tagline: A Better Cleanser with a Smarter Bottle.  And for once, the claim is 100% spot-on.

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salted, brown butter rice krispie treats

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There are only so many chocolate-bacon concoctions I can devour before I start to crave the old-school classics.  When I was little, I loved climbing up on a stool to help my mom make Rice Krispie treats… it seemed magical that something so delicious could come out of a box of cereal!

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review: westside tavern, west la

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Situated on the ground floor of the Westside Pavilion Mall, just below The Landmark theater, Westside Tavern is a great date-night spot.  The lighting is low enough that we’re looking pretty good & the cocktails are so well-balanced that after downing 3 of them.. I know we’re lookin’ good! Perfect date-night spot indeed.

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tunes: washed out, toro y moi

Last spring, I’m pretty sure I listened to Feel It All Around every single day.  I probably annoyed the snot out of my friends, but c’mon, how can you be irritated when you’re listening to such a chill song?

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fruit for grown ups

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Growing up in Missouri, there were two distinct camps regarding the proper way to eat a watermelon.  Salted or Plain.  Now, I always thought those people who salted their watermelon were total weirdos.  I mean, who puts salt on their fruit?!  As it turns out, I stand corrected.  Seasoned fruit is amazing.

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death by chocolate?

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There are few things in this world I love as much as chocolate.  I could eat it every single day and to be honest with you, I usually do.  But every once in a while I start to feel guilty about my gluttony and turn to a healthier way to get my chocolate fix:  Cocoa Nibs!

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