Health & Fitness Finds: Fitness Guru Dove Rose-Grennan Talks Juicing

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BY DOVE ROSE-GRENNAN Editor's Note:  We are thrilled to introduce our new columnist, Dove Rose-Grennan (left), who will be curating all the best info about health and fitness. Dove is  the owner and creator of Dove’s Bodies and has been … [Read more...]

Food Find: Fruigees Turns Organic Fruit and Veggies Into a Tasty Pudding

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BY CARINA WALKER Step aside broccoli smothered in cheese, tricking kids  (and some adults) into eating vegetables has just gotten a whole lot more fun, tastier and healthier. Fruigees, an all-natural pudding snack, packed with organic fruits … [Read more...]

Food Find: New Artisan Vegan “Cheese” Draws Raves at the Studio City Farmers Market

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Studio City residents Allen and Lois Keller never imagined  launching a food business. Yes, they are creative (she’s an artist and he’s a musician/writer/advertising guy) and resourceful, but neither thought of themselves … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Jeweled Crimson Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY As I wander around the markets I am beginning to see sure signs that spring is not so far away. I long for the light and pretty tastes that I associate with this time of the year. Blood oranges are among the most abundant … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Holiday Happenings For All Ages

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The choir from the Colburn School will perform at the 52rd Annual

BY KAREN YOUNG FROM THE MDF HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS FILES: THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON CLICK BELOW: The MDF Guide to Festive Holiday Lights and Boat Parades The MDF Guide to Outdoor Ice Skating Across Los Angeles Shop Local: The MDF … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Winter Celebrations, Unique LA Shopping, Giving Back, Auto Fun and Theater for the Holidays

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Snow in Studio City this Sunday.  Photo: Courtesy Studio City Residents Association

BY KAREN YOUNG TONIGHT! FRIDAY Downtown Burbank Holiday Cheer:   Downtown Burbank kicks off a month-long celebration filled with free seasonal events from December 1 through January 1, 2013. It all begins with the Mayor's Tree Lighting … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Chicken Soup to the Rescue

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Chicken soup can be made many ways.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Let’s just say that the Southern California weather is just a bit crazy! I have brought out my fall and winter ware only to put them away again and again. My daughter missed two days of school last week and still feels pretty … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: A New Restaurant, A New Sweets Biz, A New Sweet Butter Menu, A New Pancake Special and A New Dine LA

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BY KAREN YOUNG Noho has got a new restaurant perfect for summer.  Following the success of  The Federal Bar on Lankershim in North Hollywood, which opened just over a year ago, Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) and CEO Morgan Margolis … [Read more...]

Gourmet herbs and produce once privy only to top restaurants is now available to the home cook

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Photos: Carole Rosner

BY CAROLE ROSNER What started with a little plot of land in a Tarzana backyard 25 years ago has grown into Country Fresh Herbs— a family-run organic farm that produces high quality, hard to find produce used by some of L.A.’s top restaurants and … [Read more...]

Farm Fresh To You: Fruits and vegetables delivered to your door

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Seasonal bounty. Photos: Carole Rosser.

BY CAROLE ROSNER Imagine just picked, best of the season, sun-ripened, organic berries, melons, herbs, citrus fruits, lettuces, avocados and so much more delivered to your front door whenever you want them. There’s no trip to a grocery store where … [Read more...]