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preparing for the hotness...no-bake desserts like a grand marnier layer cake
*FEATURED* kind of like dancing around a maypole, but fattier. and saltier ~ roasted prosciutto-wrapped asparagus
Abbey Ryan creates one painting a day, then sells it on eBay. This one is Strawberries. [via: BoingBoing]
luxury? salon? hm, well there was definitely "chocolate" ~ a quick review of the Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon
if you feel guilty about eating "brownies," just call them "dirty blondies"
another adorable set of cupcakes from kylie lambert, doing "cupcakes for dinner" for disney tv
and from the blog named for the Chalkboard Fridge (#45217), a recipe for this gorgeous set of Shanghai Shau Mai
so so SO awesome, esp if your kitchen is a little retro - a Chalkboard Fridge! (mine would do better with a whiteboard, but you know...)
you need SteadySticks if you can't do a real wine weekend and have to "getaway" to your backyard - holds wine bottles and glasses
Pisto Manchego - rustic ratatouille-like puree as an accompaniment to just about anything ~ from Mario and Gwyneth's Spain on the Road
pseudo sushi is pseu-shi. california roll in a bowl.
how is this piece of rice cooking adorableness not already on my countertop?! zojirushi RIZO is 1-touch on multiple settings. love...
General Public reminds me where the Tenderness is. Right there, resting on my cutting board.
Ginou Choueiri gives "Mr Potato Head" new meaning: "Potatoes grow, live...mirroring the ephemeral existence and fragility of our own human nature." [via: VSL]
itty bitty Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Cookies that'll make you neglect your little pink kitty
inspired by Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, Manic Mother's chocolate mint cupcakes, which I think should be called Fat Mints :D [also, pls read home page]
The Last Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe you'll ever need and how it takes a little heat to go from rotten to forgotten
Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies ~ a quick recipe because blogging is decidedly NOT like riding a bicycle
may the $1,200 Milk Bottle Chandelier inspire you to creatively recycle the milk bottles from your own kitchen...
a beefy burger with a Korean twist ~ the bulgogi burger
roasted tomato soup for when you're in OPP (obsessive pursuit of perfection)
if you're inclined to go out into *nature* and find things to eat, ecosalon's Guide to 20 Tasty Wild Plants might be helpful [pictured: thistle!]
Toast-It Notes! I can think of SO many ways to use this...
Abalone BLTA with pancetta & fried green tomatoes + how to wine and dine your way through california's central coast
Hamburger Bed - because you've always wanted to sleep under a sesame seed bun (instructions for making this fine piece of furniture are on the site)
Artisan Restaurant had me wondering if the food alone (without the wine) might be enough to make a trip to Paso Robles. then again, still have to have something to drink with a killer Reuben
Cass House's Jensen Lorenzen lets beer inspire his menu for a pairing: Penn Cove Black Mussels and Frites with Bratwurst and Belgian Ale [on their own blog!]
"beer" of the One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer dessert by pastry chef Christina Davidson at Cass House Restaurant. o yes. you want to go to there. now.
lavender in front of hotel cheval, the only place you should stay when you do a Central Coast Wine Weekend
Heath Bar Blondies - so easy a caveman could do it. or an ex-boyfriend (or both)
why should coffee get all the to-go love? Libre Tea makes a To Go cup not just for tea, but LOOSE LEAF tea (now i f only i actually drank tea...)
Adelaida Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Estate Reserve 2005 (Paso Robles) ~ "this is pornographic"
view of stephan vineyards from inside l'aventure winery, "haute couture viticulture." we fell in love with stephan and his Estate Cuvee, so brought one home (along with an Optimus)
Miso Marinated Sea Bass recipe from my sister and a new word of the day, "gainsay"