tinsel town

food detective
Categories: Appetizers, Cocktail Party, Eating Out, Posted on February 17, 2013 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (1)
Back to the desert from a whirlwind tour of Los Angeles. Moved my recent college grad into her West Hollywood apartment. Had an incredible Peruvian meal at Picca. Sat on a plush couch while Elvis Costello played a mere feet away. Paid seven dollars for twenty minutes to run in
continue reading →

skiing in thailand

perfecting the "done before they arrive" party- a work in progress
Categories: Soups, Dinner for Two, Supper, Posted on February 10, 2013 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
Watch out for those blue diamonds. Cooking can be like skiing the back bowls of Vail. Pay close attention to the ski report. Tonight I’m making a chicken Thai soup. Simple and fresh. Just the punch of color needed to hopefully kick us into spring. But recipes like this one
continue reading →

who let the dogs out

perfecting the "done before they arrive" party- a work in progress
Categories: Appetizers, Cocktail Party, Posted on February 2, 2013 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
Super Bowl Sunday- time to pull out the stops for some touchdown apps. I hope all the foodies out there cut me some slack for this one and not hit me with a penalty. Here’s a family favorite that is the antithesis to vegan; paleos might even pale when see
continue reading →

bare all

food detective
Categories: Grains and Pasta, Sauces and Such, Supper, Dinner Party, Posted on January 28, 2013 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (1)
Sometimes you want to try something new, what safer way than with a pair of old friends. Hunkering down for a snowy supper with a roaring fire and just one other couple is my idea of the perfect Saturday night. It’s also the perfect opportunity to skate out on thin
continue reading →

faceoff

food detective
Categories: Appetizers, Breads, Pizza, Tarts, Cocktail Party, Posted on January 20, 2013 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
Last summer a group of friends watched the documentary “Forks over Knives”. The film boldly investigated the claim that almost all degenerative diseases can be controlled and even reversed by adopting an animal-free based diet. Certainly food for thought. Recently one of those dear friends faced a huge health crisis.
continue reading →

21 candles

food detective
Categories: Beverages, Cocktail Party, Posted on January 14, 2013 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
My baby just turned twenty-one. What better way to celebrate than a road trip Las Vegas. I’ve never been to the strip so the prospect of tagging along with a bevy of twenty-somethings seemed irresistible. The trek from Palm Springs to Nevada was indeed an excursion. Once you pull on
continue reading →

healthy start

food detective
Categories: Appetizers, Sauces and Such, Cocktail Party, Well Equipped, Posted on January 7, 2013 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
New year, new resolutions. Who doesn’t have lightening up on their docket? The trick to making it stick is to load up on flavor and texture. Santa brought my girls a slow extraction juicer. We’ve been whirling and pulverizing spinach, kale, turnips, carrots and the like. It certainly tastes healthy-
continue reading →

roll the dice

perfecting the "done before they arrive" party- a work in progress
Categories: Appetizers, Cocktail Party, Posted on December 31, 2012 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
Santa thought my hubby could use diversion so he brought him a backgammon board down our desert chimney. While my husband didn’t seem overly amused with the prospects the big guy in red was confident he’d be up to the challenge. And as luck would have it the hostess from
continue reading →

night before christmas

perfecting the "done before they arrive" party- a work in progress
Categories: Appetizers, Fish and Seafood, Poultry, Grains and Pasta, Veggies and Sides, Desserts, Dinner Party, Sources, Posted on December 24, 2012 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
As for many with adult children our holidays are looking more like a sprawl. This year we must divide and conquer. All this entertaining demands that memorable meals come together with a minimum of last minute effort. For selfishly I want to be with those I love, not tied to
continue reading →

twinkle twinkle

what to bring
Categories: Appetizers, Breads, Pizza, Tarts, Cocktail Party, Posted on December 17, 2012 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
Some nights are sure to sparkle and last weekend my husband and I were fortunate to be included in such an evening. Our host and hostess had coolers of oysters shipped in and as these pearly beauties lay open in their newly shucked half shells flights of champagne were passed
continue reading →

Page 11 of 22 pages ‹ First  < 9 10 11 12 13 >  Last ›