Thanksgiving Diary: Coffee

Before we ventured into the LA Flower Market, we stopped by one of the best coffee roasters in the area,┬áHandsome Coffee. As my sister says, “It’s very bright.” Meaning the roast. I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I enjoy a cafe au lait a la Handsome. Grab yourself a nicer-than-usual bag of coffee for…

Apple and Walnut Galette

Thanksgiving Diary: Wednesday Pie-Baking

Ever since moving to Los Angeles for school, I have always baked my grandma’s pecan pie for various Thanksgiving feasts. This year, I offered to bake all of the pies for the small (in guests, not dishes) Thanksgiving dinner at the West of Campus apartment. I settled on a menu of three classics: pecan pie,…

Thanksgiving Diary: Wednesday Flower Prep

This year, we are doing Thanksgiving in our apartment. We are “hosting” my sister and her cat, who live in another part of town. I say “hosting” in quotes because we’re all contributing equally to the meal and she’s basically an extension of our apartment, anyway. She’s in charge of the turkey and stuffing (among…

Bacon and Eggs Salad

As we’ve established, we make brunch every Sunday. We love it, but some weeks we haven’t eaten very well and by Sunday we want to keep things light(er). Enter the Brunch Salad. There’s a ton of ways to mix this up, but here’s the classic version. Bacon and Eggs Salad Ingredients: 2 Eggs 1 large…