dudley

I love trying new restaurants and had been hearing great things about Dudley Market so we popped in for brunch on Saturday morning. It’s the cutest little spot, tucked away on a side street (its namesake, Dudley) in Venice, just steps from the beach and the craziness of Venice boulevard. The space itself is gorgeous; whitewashed beams on the ceiling,…
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jon & vinny’s sweetgreen bowl

Have you ever eaten at Sweetgreen? It’s this neat restaurant concept where you can either create your own bowl or salad from a zillion different fresh ingredients, or order one of their own creations which have fun names like ‘Wild Child’ or the ‘Hollywood Bowl’. When I went to their new Santa Monica location recently I tried the Rad Thai…
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lavender almonds

They serve these Lavender Almonds at a few of my favorite restaurants on the Westside and they are delicious. I order them every time I go to Esters (that gorgeous wine bar I blogged about), which is quite a bit. They’d be the perfect little snack to put out at any upcoming holiday get togethers, so I reached out to the…
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le bowl

There’s a really neat French café here in LA called Zinque, and they make this seriously amazing menu item called Le Bowl. I’m a little bit obsessed with it, and decided to attempt to recreate it at home last night. It’s quite a simple bowl actually – brown rice, cheese, avocado, tomato and arugula, topped with smoked salmon (you can get it…
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butternut squash

Last Sunday at the farmers’ market the stalls were stacked high with gourds and squashes which was exciting, if not a little incongruous, given the 90 degree weather. I’m hoping that the temperatures drop a little in the next few days or weeks as I absolutely love all types of winter squash, but especially butternut squash. It has that slightly…
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ottolenghi’s baked eggs

I made this baked egg (or Shakshuka) recipe from the Jerusalem cookbook by Ottolenghi yesterday, and it was delicious. I actually own every single Ottolenghi cookbook but had never cooked from one before this; the ingredient list often seems daunting and I was nervous to mess up since I know just how amazing the food is at his London restaurants, but…
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