Tuesday, March 04, 2008

herby, mustardy potato goodness

Yesterday's Food Whore blog entry described her obsession with potatoes - she likes them any way she can get them. I feel a bit like a copycat saying I feel exactly the same way, but I do. And as she described her favorite potato dish that she used to make with her grandfather, I knew I had to have exactly that with dinner.

I tried to take photos, but...well, it was gone. Really really quickly. You'll have to take my word for it that these potatoes are divine.

Herby, Mustardy Potatoes
Serves 2

1 lb baby red potatoes
1 tsp grain mustard
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 tbp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (basil, parsley, dill, etc.)
salt and pepper to taste

After scrubbing the potatoes, place in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring the pot to a boil and cook potatoes till tender. Drain into a colander and then return the potatoes to the pot. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine. (Putting the top on the pot and shaking it also works well!) Serve warm.

Photo by avlxyz via Flickr

Monday, February 25, 2008

What you been up to, woman?

Eating cupcakes....

in Brentwood at SusieCakes...

in Studio City at My Little Cupcake...

and you know...chillin'

Friday, February 01, 2008

Cupcakes....coming out my ears!

The latest in the cupcake craze: Dainties Cupcakes

OK, these are reeeeeeaaal good. Virtually impossible to find behind a scuzzy Century City Winchell's, the shop is only open to the public for retail sales on Saturdays. But it's worth the trek. I mean, look at these things:
Next week we're reviewing Yummy Cupcakes. They have two stores - one in Santa Monica and another in Burbank. You'll have to read the article for my thoughts on the place, but if you're deciding between there and Vanilla Bake Shop this weekend - definitely swing by Vanilla.

Photo by pudgeefeet via Flickr

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

V-Day Countdown

I like to think that I attempt romance most every day of the year.

Oh, who am I kidding? That is a blatant lie. Liar, liar, pants on fire!

I may serve my caviar on roasted fingerling potatoes with French champagne, follow it up with a filet that melts in your mouth and end it with sweet homemade cupcakes, but I'll do it wearing sweatpants and shuffling around in fuzzy slippers. Cut me some slack - my apartment has hardwood floors! It's cold!
If you're also more comfortable in sneakers than heels, you may be interested in my low-cost V-Day day-date, which can be read over on La.Cityzine.com.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

La.Cityzine.com - recent posts

Since I'm feeling a little torn between my new commitment to La.Cityzine.com and my old love, the Better Bitter Blonde, I'm going to have to try and accomodate them both by linking to some of my most recent posts. It's a sad compromise, but I promise that I'll get back to my cooking misadventures very soon.

Where to shop for cooking supplies in LA: Surfas Restaurant Supply

I'm all about the cupcakes these days: Best Cupcake in LA: Leda's Bake Shop?

Friday, January 18, 2008


Hey there boys & girls!

I've recently started writing for La.Cityzine.com and would love to have come on over and join me. I'll be writing a weekly feature entitled "Best Cupcake in LA" for the next month or two (or three?) so stop on by.

In the meantime, I'll be on vacation in the West Indies, saying hello to my baby sister.

Love ya' long time

- c