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Kitchen Melodies

Posted on March 18th, 2017, by Petra

Mandoline. Makes slicing vegetables etc. so much easier. Daikon slices, uniformly so thin that one can (nearly) ready a newspaper through them, until now a nearly unattainable goal. Today we got a mandoline – at half price. Yeah! Next stop: Buddha’s Delight.

Good To Know

Posted on May 7th, 2014, by Petra


Posted on January 2nd, 2014, by Petra

First order of the new year: Manicure.

Happy Times

Posted on December 23rd, 2013, by Petra

Love Is…

Posted on August 22nd, 2013, by Petra

…not to fold the laundry while the cat is napping.

Whatever It Is…

Posted on August 11th, 2013, by Petra

…how can a common honey bee compete with this humongous flying fortress?

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler

Posted on July 15th, 2013, by Petra

Even without Mardi Gras, “joie de vivre ” is the motto of the day. Freshly baked beignets and cherries make a good breakfast any Monday morning.

No, I Haz Not Stealt Your Breakfast

Posted on June 27th, 2013, by Petra

But Iz wud like to!

Pretty Coins

Posted on June 10th, 2013, by Petra

Dollar coins. Very convenient for the new parking meters and much prettier than dollar bills.

Meet Sofie

Posted on May 20th, 2013, by Petra

6 feet tall, weighing in at approx. 140 pounds and cute as a (rather largish) button: Sofie, the baby giraffe at the Los Angeles Zoo. Born on April 22, 2013, Sofie has only been on exhibit for a couple of weeks; and yes, even at 6 feet she is quite tiny, compared to her parents. […]