The Weekend Cocktail: Stella’s Campari Orange Spritzer

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campari orange juice

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Earlier this week I was getting a mani/pedi and I got to talking to another client, Stella Angelova, the multi-talented  gymnast and choreographer who is owns her own couture design company. As we were being pampered we started … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for the Best Tea Party Ever

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I can always tell when it is Spring because of the many inquiries I receive about afternoon teas for bridal and baby showers, birthday parties and girls reunions. I am also bombarded with requests for tea recipes. I … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Spring Fling Strawberry Basil Margarita

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This week spring has sprung and as we start preparing for seasonal celebrations the flavors of March are fresh, fragrant and alive.  Enjoy this cocktail with your friends as you bask in the beauty of the garden. … [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...]

Back to the Kitchen: Soup’s On!

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Soup has been said to cure all ills.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Although the weather has been not very cold and more like summer throughout Southern California, I still see friends and family with sniffles and the flu. It hit my daughter Emma last week and I was down for a day this week. … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Easy Big Salads and Homemade Dressings

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Caesar Salad

BY GWEN KENNEALLY September is such a funny food month. It is still hot and most of the magazines are talking about roasting, stewing and all the rest of Fall's culinary delights. With the crazy heat, the start of school and a jumpstart to a heavy … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Creative dishes to explore

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY By the time a recipe comes to print I have had an idea, created it, tested it, tweaked it and re- tweaked it and had friends and family taste it! (My 15-year-old daughter and her teen friends have had some amazing dinners and a … [Read more...]