No Leak Taco

Hi All,

Living in LA, we encounter a lot of delicious Mexican food. Tacos, being one of the best Mexican food items out there, can get a little messy. Here are a few pictures demonstrating a way to keep the food in your tortilla rather than your lap…

Bon Apetit!

J&U

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ta da! No leaks! 

Angel City Brewery Avocado Festival

Hi all,

It’s the weekend and avocado season is upon us! This weekend, Angel City Brewery, is throwing a party for the occasion. There will be avocado ale and avocado pops so keep things festive at the brewery. As a plus, there will be live music, which is free of charge during the event. Just come with a craving for all things avocado…

Cheers,

J&U

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Lost in Translation

Hi all,

Have you been to a country and you don’t know what the other person is joking about? Most people usually smile and nod, hoping the other person doesn’t catch on how confused they are about the statement. 

This is one of the best and frustrating things when conversing with someone of a different culture in or out of your country. I truly believe understanding sarcasm in a foreign tongue is a talent. 

Any thoughts?

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Omelets!

Hi All,

Check out this yummy breakfast treat!

Easy omelet recipe per person

2 whole eggs

One slice of ham, cut into small pieces

¼ small to medium yellow onion, sliced thinly

¼ roma tomato, sliced thinly

1 tbl spoon oil for frying

A qtr inch slice of Monterey jack cheese, cut into strips

Salt and pepper to taste

Crack the eggs into a small bowl, with a fork, whisk till well combined. Cut ham into small pieces.  Slice onion thinly and cut the cheese abut ¼ inch thick.

Heat the oil in the pan and add the eggs, top off with your ingredients and cover the pan.  Cook for a few minutes.  Check occasionally for done-ness.   Slide the omelet on the plate and fold over.  Serve with your favorite condiments.

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Enjoy,

J&U

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Chicken and Veggie Shish Kabobs

Serves 4 people
8 white or brown mushrooms
1 whole onion cut into 8 pieces
8 small tomatoes
1 each read and yellow pepper, cut into 2 inch chunks
 
Put one of each on a skewer and put aside, should be enough for 8 little skewers.
 
 4 small to medium size chicken breast, skinned and cut into bite size chunks
 
16 skewers
 
Put in a bowl and add your favorite marinade.  (mine was Garlic and peppercorn).  Let stand for a few minutes, then put about 4 pieces per skewer.  Make 8 little skewers.  Put aside.
 
For the vegetable skewers, prepare:
Put some vegetable oil in a small bowl and add a handful of herbs de province.  Then use a brush to brush some of this oil mixture on to the vegetable skewers.
 
Heat your grill to medium heat, (I used some foil to protect the skewers) and grill for 10 to 15 minutes, or until done to your liking.  Make sure you turn them occasionally and brush more of the oil mixture as needed.  Remove these skewers and put aside.
 
Put the chicken skewers and grill on low heat ( this way they don’t dry out as much ).  Grill for about  15 minutes, or until done.
 
Serve with rice and a salad……delicious!

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Wake Up and Smell the Cherry Pits

Hi all,

U has been waiting for a long time for these cherry pits. Apparently, in Switzerland, vendors and individuals would make pillows out of cherry pits. Any pillow, big or small, filled with these fragrant cherry pits are formfitting to the body. When heated, they cure any muscle ache. Check out the drying process and stay tuned to see the finished product 😀

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Joe Blasco Makeup School

Hi all,

Here is another makeup school we are working with on Hillhurst in Los Angeles. We had a great meeting with the supervisors of this school. The Joe Blasco school is world renowned, bringing in many international students every term. Please check them out Joe Blasco

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Photograph provided by Joe Blasco

Enjoy,

J & U

White Wine Salmon for 6…mmmm

Hi all,

Here is another one of U’s creations. Check it out:

6 pieces of fresh salmon fillets (buy one fillet and cut into pieces)

1 yellow onion, cut into thin rings

3 tomatoes cut into slices, or more if necessary

1 cup or more white wine, whatever type you have at home

Dill, fresh if available or dried works too, or chopped parsley

Salt and pepper

 Place the salmon pieces into a oven proof dish, put the tomato slices on top of salmon, and put the onion slices on top of the tomatoes.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and the dill, or chopped parsley.  Pour the wine over it and cover with aluminum foil.  Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes,  or until salmon is done.

Please enjoy with a smile 🙂

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Check out Cinema Make Up School

Every now and then we like to give a shout out to one of our partners. This time it is the Cinema Make Up on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. It specializes in make up in every way: fashion, special effects, prosthetics, hair, etc. We are very happy to team up with the Cinema Make Up School staff. 

Check out their website and projects here.

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Picture from Cinemamakeupschool website

Enjoy!

J &U