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California Avocado and Mango with Honey Yogurt and Avocado Liquado with Lavender Shortbread Cookie

May 3, 2010

I have never thought of the avocado as a fruit. It’s not sweet. I think of it as one of those in between foods, like the artichoke. So there I was at Ciudad Restaurant for the Food Bloggers lunch and cooking demonstration with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, and I was being served a [...]

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Crispy California Avocado Taco for Cinco de Mayo

May 2, 2010

The avocado originated in Central and South America where it was cultivated as many as 7,000 years ago. It was grown some 5,000 years ago in Mexico and cultivated by the Mayas, Incas and Aztecs.  Archeologists in Peru have found domesticated avocado seeds buried with Incan mummies dating back to 750 B.C. The word [...]

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A California Avocado Day at Ciudad Restaurant for Cinco de Mayo with the Too Hot Tamales

April 26, 2010

Last Saturday the California Avocado Commission hosted a Food Bloggers lunch and cooking demonstration at Ciudad with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. Ciudad is located in downtown Los Angeles in the middle of the city-scape, the sky scrapers towering all around it. About 20 of us bloggers and food writers came together with our [...]

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Salmon with Avocado and Sweet Chili Sauce from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

April 7, 2010

When Grace-Marie told me she was cooking something with salmon and avocado today, I immediately volunteered to photograph whatever she came up with. Two of my favorite ingredients that are also photogenic and I’m right there. I arrived when the class was just about over and they all gave me a sitting ovation. They love [...]

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Exquisite Salad ~ Rice, Chicken, Asparagus, Avocado with Cilantro Puree Vinaigrette

April 5, 2010

The weather in Los Angeles in the spring is like an earthquake with aftershocks. One day it is 80 degrees and the next day it is 50 degrees. And it goes up and down like that until the sun comes up on Fourth of July, and then it is 85 degrees everyday until October. So, [...]

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