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Afternoon Tea and Dinner Restaurant for Girly Girl Weekend?

close to the huntington (and much better), but a bit more than your budget at $39/pp, the afternoon tea at the langham hotel is lovely - and would be a beautiful place for a send-off.
http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com/res...

May 01, 2011
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

help me pick a "mad man" era dessert for christmas

can you help me choose a dessert for a "mad men" era christmas dinner? we will be having standard american fare (ham, potatoes, peas, etc.) using vintage recipes straight from the 1960s cookbooks.

Dec 19, 2010
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Girly alternative to tea house? Costa Mesa or near

I was just there and the tea was over-steeped and the food quality was fairly abysmal, so you are not missing much. Here are some tea rooms in Orange County: http://www.letseatoc.com/tea.htm . Maybe one of these will work? Have fun!

Dec 19, 2010
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

classic parker house rolls?

thanks! my sister, who lives in orange county, is going to pick some up from french's. http://www.frenchspastry.com/home.html

Nov 23, 2010
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

classic parker house rolls?

do you know where i can find classic parker house rolls (ideally in the south bay or west la)? i used to buy them at el segundo bakery in el segundo, but they have since closed. i saw a previous post from 2003 indicating that perhaps gelson's may carry them? thanks!

Nov 20, 2010
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

where can i find cream puffs in orange county?

i need to buy some cream puffs tomorrow morning for a special occasion. normally, i get them from pâtisserie chantilly (the bday girl's favorite), but they are closed today (tuesday) and i need to be in the oc early. i was thinking maybe 85°c bakery might have some?

any other ideas?

(i'm coming from the south bay, so if there's any place around here that opens before 9:00, please suggest away!)

thanks.

Nov 09, 2010
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

high-altitude baking cookbooks?

any recommendations for high-altitude baking cookbooks? i've found a couple online, but i'd like a personal recommendation before buying for a friend.

thanks.

Jan 26, 2010
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Why are my chocolate chip cookies so flat?

you could try cooler butter. when you can make a slight indentation in it with your finger, it's just right.

Jan 01, 2010
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Private Room in South Bay/Long Beach?

you might try checking out the new terranea resort in palos verdes. i think it would be a very pretty place to celebrate the little one.

http://www.terranea.com/

Jan 01, 2010
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

Would you please comment on this vegetarian Christmas menu?

i would suggest adding in some greens; it's seems a little starch-heavy for my taste (been a vegetarian/vegan for almost 20 years). perhaps subbing out the potato dishes for something with kale or another seasonal green? something with a little acid? also, a lovely winter salad would be high on my list. lately, i've really been into this one served at mozza (it can be easily made vegetarian-friendly): http://tinyurl.com/ydt3hjw. unsolicited tip? i usually just find recipes/menus that work together and make them meatless. i am sure your guests will really love a meal where they can eat *everything!*

Dec 14, 2009
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Great Restaurant for dinner in Manhattan Beach or Palos Verdes?

the service and quality at petros has really gone downhill of late. i would hop across the metlox plaza to sashi for japanese, where the food is good (for the south bay) and they actually appreciate their guests. http://www.sashimb.com/

Nov 15, 2009
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

japanese or steak for lunch in/very near seal beach?

any suggestions for a nice birthday lunch in or very near to seal beach? the birthday gal has specifically requested japanese or steak. (i do have koi sushi already on my list of options.)

thanks!

Oct 15, 2009
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

Any British(or European) Markets in Los Angeles?

The British Connection
4413 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance 90503
310.214.1790
info@thebritconnection.com
http://www.thebritconnection.com

Sep 26, 2009
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

vanilla ice cream - no cook/no eggs in ice cream maker?

thanks, but i'm looking for a basic vanilla ice cream, not a fruit-flavored ice cream. will keep those in mind for next time though!

Sep 19, 2009
wowimadog in Home Cooking

vanilla ice cream - no cook/no eggs in ice cream maker?

anyone have a no cook/no eggs vanilla ice cream recipe for the ice cream maker? i am doing a quick cooking lesson with kids and don't have time to cook and cool the custard before adding to the ice cream maker. and since we're dealing with the young 'uns, i don't want use raw eggs.

(please note: i'm only looking for recipes or links to recipes, not advice on using raw eggs, why i should be doing this another way, why ice cream will taste bad if i don't use eggs, etc. thanks.)

Sep 19, 2009
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

chris cognac, who is on the police force in los angeles, used to have a show called "the hungry detective" on the food network. if memory serves, he did feature some dives. you can find some of his recommendations here, though your eyes may start bleeding from looking at his site's background pattern: http://www.culinarydetective.com/mydi...

May 15, 2009
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

Picnic food suggestions

i love to make french potato salad. this is my go-to (super easy) recipe: http://tinyurl.com/cocop2

Apr 21, 2009
wowimadog in Home Cooking

freezing salsa?

can i freeze a blended salsa made of japones chiles, vinegar, water and salt? it was way too hot and i only used a itty bit in my recipe. i'd love to wait until tomatoes come into season to tone it down.

Mar 10, 2009
wowimadog in Home Cooking

upscale japanese in orange county?

thanks, we've gone to bluefin and to kitayama. i will check out hamamori. any other suggestions?

Mar 10, 2009
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

upscale japanese in orange county?

i'm looking for upscale japanese in orange county for a special celebration dinner. thoughts?

Mar 09, 2009
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

Clementine Cake - ground almond and pan questions.

excellent, thank you! i have been given a ton of homegrown clementines and can't wait to put them to good use! any other recipe suggestions are most welcome!

Jan 17, 2009
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Clementine Cake - ground almond and pan questions.

has anyone tried a similar recipe that uses flour instead of nuts?

Jan 17, 2009
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Best Homemade Food Gift

"best ever" nut brittle
http://tinyurl.com/yscw7t

peppermint bark
http://tinyurl.com/7aaowd

rosemary salt

brownies
http://tinyurl.com/6zdvh3

preserved lemons

tomatoes with olive oil + basil

scented sugars (vanilla, ginger

)

cocoa in a jar
http://tinyurl.com/9ygmb5

Dec 23, 2008
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Redondo Beach, need recommendation for cousins get together

mama d's is definitely not the lingering type of spot. service is never rushed, but the atmosphere is frenetic.

Oct 30, 2008
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

desserts for a crowd?

what are your go-to desserts for a crowd of around 30 guests? i want to avoid the ubiquitous cupcake if possible.

Oct 30, 2008
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Looking for a a great sunday brunch

i don't see the breakfast salad on the menu. what's in it?

May 25, 2008
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

Mom's Artichoke Hummus -- Packaged Panacea?

and in torrance on saturday!
charles h. wilson park
2200 crenshaw blvd.
torrance
http://www.ci.torrance.ca.us/Parks/6620.htm

and in garden grove on sunday!
main street between acacia and garden grove boulevard, adjacent to cal state fullerton and university of la verne
garden grove
http://www.gardengrovefarmersmarket.o...

i googled and found this contact name and number:
mohamed hamzaoui
714.715.5817

Apr 01, 2008
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

do starters expire?

do bread starters expire? i've neglected mine and though i know of very old starters, i am not sure mine are still good since i haven't fed them in quite a while. thanks.

Mar 11, 2008
wowimadog in Home Cooking

Redondo Beach, need recommendation for cousins get together

i just noticed they have closed as of february 2008.

Feb 25, 2008
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area

wine classes in la?

where can i take a good "wine basics" class?

thanks!

Feb 04, 2008
wowimadog in Los Angeles Area