Back to the Kitchen: A Feast of St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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Corned Beef and Honey Dijon

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Aside from green beer and young children making traps to catch Liam, the naughty leprechaun that wreaks havoc in kids rooms and classrooms, Saint Patrick’s Day in most Irish/American households is all about the meal. Corned … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Take a Trip on the Orient Express

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is not officially Spring, but the Southern California weather has been so nice and crispy. We spring forward this weekend giving us more daylight to play!   We we welcome this guest recipe from Scott Holliday, mixologist at … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Power of Garlic

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Garlic is good for eating and for all the ails you.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY We have a few culinary sayings around our house. First,  when in doubt add more cheese. Second,  you can never use too much garlic. While many lovers are afraid to use a lot of garlic, it is known for its aphrodisiac … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Evo Kitchen Pineapple Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Just a hop over the hill is a wonderful little Los Angeles treasure! EVO Kitchen is local, organic family owned restaurant supporting local farmers, craft breweries and sustainable wineries. With meat lover, vegetarian, vegan … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Magical Allure of Asparagus

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY What happened to winter? How can it be March all ready? Even though it is still a little chilly spring is quickly approaching. One of my favorite vegetables this time of year is Asparagus. France's Louis XVl had special … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Celebrate Oscar With Light Vodka Fusion Cocktails

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This Sunday all eyes will be on Hollywood as we honor the motion picture industry at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.  It's great fun to invite friends over to dress up , take a lovely walk down the red carpet and enjoy some … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Celebrate Mardi Gras

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Today I celebrate my beautiful baby’s 16th birthday. It was Fat Tuesday in 1996 a couple of weeks past my “due date” and I had feasted on red beans and rice with cornbread and homemade French beignets. Feeling very full and … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The George Washington

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The George Washington Cocktail

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Most of us have a three-day weekend to honor our first President’s birthday.  George Washington was a whiskey distiller as well as a President, so we know he liked a nice drink. We’re garnishing with a cocktail cherry as … [Read more...]

Back To the Kitchen: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Romance and Friendship

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY When we think of traditional Valentine’s Day foods (or just for romance any day of the year), most of us  think of…chocolate! Don’t get me wrong I am a total fan of all things cocoa, but I think we can be a bit more … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Tea Party Recipes for Valentine’s Day and Other Occasions

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Who doesn’t love a tea party—especially on Valentine's Day? When I create special events, I enjoy mixing traditions and customizing them to fit the tastes of my clients. Recently, I did a party for someone who loves my ginger … [Read more...]