Baked acorn squash was never a dish that I obsessed over. Because of my love of butternut squash, acorn squash always seemed to hide in in the shadows of my other squash love affairs. It wasn’t until I started food blogging that I really understood the appeal of these cute acorn shaped globes.
Everyone is so busy, shopping, cooking and cleaning. But let’s not forget our pups! The holidays are always about hustling and bustling at work, around the house, hectic mall and preparing for the family feasts, large and small. This year has been especially chaotic for us and we found ourselves feeling awfully guilty about neglecting […]
New Years resolutions are hopeless promises to improve ourselves that eventually get broken. Well, at least it is in our case. That’s why we don’t make resolutions to eliminate our vices in a feeble attempt to clear a new path for a better life in the new year. We know we have issues, extreme tendencies […]
Gosh Oh Gosh, we can’t believe it’s Christmas! Wasn’t it just last week that we pulled the Thanksgiving turkey out of the oven? Oh wait, maybe it was last month, where have we been? Maybe it’s the collage of eclectic holiday decorations from Halloweens pumpkins and Christmas holly that has us in a holiday time […]
Dear Autumn, as your beautiful season slowly comes to a close, it’s so appropriate to wave away your warm charm with a feast full of thanks. Your quiet grace on this celebratory day brings us all together and reminds us just how enriching our lives are through the love of family and friends. As we […]
Working in the retail business has it’s ups and downs. One of the drawbacks of working with the general public in the service industry is being swamped for the whole Mothers Day weekend, helping everyone else ensure that their Mom’s are taken care of, pampered and recognized, while our own Mother’s get a quick hug […]
If we really wanted to ring in this Chinese/Vietnamese Lunar New Year properly, we would have liked to throw a HUGE party for all our “Rat” friends. But seeing that so many of you “Rats” live so far from us, we’ll just celebrate with an enthusiastic, “Happy New Year!”. As many of you are well […]
This Lunar New Year of the Rat doesn’t begin till February 7, 2008, but in Little Saigon, CA, today, you would never know that this grand Tet event was still 11 days away. What an fantastic sight it was along Bolsa Ave between Magnolia /Brookhurst!! This is the first weekend that the outdoor flower stands […]
Toshi Koshi Keiko, is a tradition among Japanese martial arts of practicing on New Years Eve to celebrate the transition of the past year as well as welcoming in the new year. Every New Years Eve, we celebrate with at the dojo with “T” joining his fellow class mates for a midnight class, while “D” […]
Apple Sidecar Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 oz Calvados 1 1/2 oz Apple Cider 1/2 oz Lemon juice 3/4 oz Triple sec Combine in shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass & enjoy.