A recipe for gingerade (aka ginger tea) that’s my go-to drink for beating the heat.
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My Mom has a language all her own. Well, for all the etymology geeks out there, it’s not so much a language as a vernacular or even a jargon. No matter how you categorize it, it’s a sort of word pizzazz that’s distinctly hers.
Over the years, we’ve collected these terms with the goal of someday making a bound thesaurus — a Mom-saurus if you will. (Though, on second thought, that may sound more like something from the Paleolithic era than a word reference). Semantics aside, it’d be packed with turns of phrase, idioms, and sayings that just might be on an endangered words list were it not for my mother.
A few of the real gems include terms like: ravs instead of ravioli; sconces for, well, sconces but used at a rate higher than that of true sconce sightings; fisticuffs for any sort of run-in, but, when said, it must be accompanied by the action of spinning clenched fists under your chin in the manner of the Fighting Irish mascot; and excessive use of the word traipsing, as in, “the cat was traipsing about the garden with no regard for the orchids I had just planted.”
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The one where I discuss my recent obsession with tiny hats, avocados, and avocado toast with soft boiled eggs.
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These tacos might be my favorite new thing because they’re really a marriage of two of my favorite Mexican foods — tacos and quesadillas. I thought about calling them taco-dillas but griddled tacos seemed way more sophisticated especially when you think how that results in toasty tortillas, melty cheese, and all around goodness.
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Gaby Dalkin of the blog, What’s Gaby Cooking, and author of the just-published, Absolutely Avocados, shares her recipe for Tostones with Chunky Avocado.
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A classic waffle recipe goes savory with the addition of prosciutto, parmesan, and black pepper maple syrup.
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Attempting to make up for the guacamole-fueled craziness that was my trip to Mexico, I’ve been making variations on this Strawberry and Kale smoothie recipe all week.
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For this year’s birthday cocktail, I’m doing a twist on the classic Paloma with tequila, thyme, and blood orange soda.
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This recipe is a twist on the classic lemon bars but made with pureed strawberries, lemons, and coconut.
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It’s the little things. Like, say, no traffic on the way across town.
In a city like Los Angeles, that only comes a few times a year and means that gridlocked commutes become breezes. This last weekend was a kismet intersection of Passover, Easter, and Spring Break that allowed the traffic gods to look kindly upon those of us who stayed in town. And I’m not complaining about staying in LA because this city is a whole other animal when you have it to yourself (or you and only 1 million other people, but who’s counting).
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