Monthly Archives: March 2021

Elegance revisited: Chicken salad

Uptown Girl, Billy Joel Today’s trip in the wayback machine begins with threadbare pillow covers—those zippered cases used to keep pokey, stabby feather ends inside your bed pillow—resulting in a trip to Macy’s. Plenty of parking, empty store aisles, no … Continue reading

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Street food: Carnitas

Tuba Skinny, Jubilee Stomp We seldom eat in restaurants—it’s expensive, it’s unreliable, and it’s just too much trouble. Anyways, I always felt more comfortable in the back, behind the swinging kitchen doors, with the loud music, cursing chefs, plastic 7-11 … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day: Glazed corned beef and cabbage

  Oh Danny Boy The first chef I worked for in LA was a tall, handsome, Irish lad with a wicked tongue, a quick wit, and a hot temper. In the 80s, when the Sweetie and I moved to Los … Continue reading

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Somebody to Love: Orange date muffins, Sesame chicken

 Queen, Somebody to Love Last year when the lodge pool was closed for repairs, I rode the exercise bike at 9:00 am and listened to a local AM radio station broadcast its commercial-free “Nine at Nine” segment. Every day the disc jockey featured … Continue reading

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