Monthly Archives: March 2010

This past weekend, I shared with my friend Liz some photography I’d done of an orchid that blooms in my living room. She was full of compliments (as a good girlfriend ought to be) and asked why I didn’t post … Continue reading

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It’s a lovely salad, isn’t it, just bursting with all the colors and textures of springtime?  But let me come right out and say that this salad contains two ingredients (in large quantities) that people tend to love or hate: … Continue reading

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.. to the Parker Meridien in Palm Springs. Actually, I’m just back from a last-minute weekend getaway there, and although I would have loved to take you with me, I thought the least I could do is post a few … Continue reading

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Strawberries, grown right here in California, are already appearing at the market.  They come from Oxnard and Ventura, just north of Los Angeles, where the weather is mild and Spring literally comes on the heels of Christmas.  So I couldn’t … Continue reading

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I can’t wait to teach a class on Doll Cakes this weekend because it was with a doll cake that my obsession with cake decorating really began, now nearly six years ago.  My niece Madison, who was turning five, saw … Continue reading

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