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…

Brunch Recipe: Mexitalian Frittata

As we said in our recent Deconstructed Mimosa post, we like to make brunch on Sundays. Let’s be honest; brunch is a great meal. Sometimes breakfast-y, sometimes lunch-y, always tasty. We particularly like making frittatas because they’re easy and there are always leftovers abound. One of our staples is the “Mexitalian Frittata,” so named because… well, it’s…

Cocktail Recipe: Deconstructed Mimosa

Every Sunday here at West of Campus we make brunch. Sometimes brunch is an elaborate affair, but usually we try to keep it quick and simple so that we can get back to our various important tasks, such as homework and errands. Sunday stuff, you know. Our brunch menu varies from Sunday to Sunday, but…

Wine Recommendation: Purple Moon Merlot

Purple Moon Merlot will do you well with friends on chilly Saturday evenings. (A bottle has certainly done us well tonight! And on many other occasions.) With a well-blown wine glass (more on that to come), the nose indicates blackberry overtones. The taste is fruity with a vanilla finish. Surely, you’ve left your wine bottle uncorked…

Cocktail Recipe: Tequila Berry Cooler

I don’t like it when bloggers post long personal stories along with their recipes. Too much scrolling, not enough caring. So, I’ll keep this short. There is a brief time in LA when summer is a pleasant experience. It’s high seventies, the sunlight is bearable, and there’s a breeze. Then, it quickly turns to shit.…