Japanese Gardens at Lake Balboa

JAPANESE GARDENS AT LAKE BALBOA   In the midst of the busy San Fernando Valley lies an oasis – a 6 1/2 acre garden, which features three gardens in one. As one enters The Japanese Garden, designed by Doctor Koichi Kawana, there is a dry Zen meditation...

Glazed Donut Twists

INGREDIENTS:DONUTS- 2 ½ teaspoons instant or bread machine yeast 1 teaspoon and ¼ cup sugar, divided ¼ cup warm water (not too hot) 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter or margarine, softened 2 large eggs ¾ cup warm milk or soymilk 2 teaspoons fine sea salt 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided, plus more for...

EL MATADOR BEACH

Small, beautiful and dominated by rocky outcrops, El Matador looks not unlike a European beach. Six miles north of Malibu and 25 miles from Santa Monica, it's past just past Leo Carrillo Beach, accessible via a steep gravelly path. Wear shoes and don't bring too...

Glen Meredith

Can't say enough good things. Sheri is a relentless, take-charge agent who knows her stuff. She works with a first-rate staff that takes care of most of the inevitable headaches that go with selling any property. She and her staff were organized and right on...

Joan Robinson

Sheri Bienstock and her team successfully rented my property in less than two weeks. They are experts in every aspect of this process. Sheri's honesty and expertise resulted in an ideal tenant. Her team includes Raha, Esther, and Silvia. They were in contact with me...

Break Bread DTLA

  From now until March 13th, 2016, take a tour through six cake chambers filled with floor-to-ceiling cake sculptures, tech-based mirror mazes, a watercolor ice cream truck, a Cirque du Soleil Zumanity lounge and a coffee shop. Throughout its duration, the cake castle hosts a series of artist talks...

Honey- Teriyaki Salmon

Ingredients: 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free) 3 tbsp mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine) 3 tbsp sake 2 tbsp honey 1 lb fresh wild salmon fillet, cut in 4 pieces 2 tsp cooking oil Directions: Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and honey in a resealable bag. Add the salmon and mix...

The Schwartz Family

Sheri was always very positive, upbeat, available, and returned our calls promptly. She worked hard at getting us the best deal . She was aggressive, not pushy,persistent, and always pleasant to deal with. It was a rewarding and respectful experience. This was a long distance...

Fresh Fruit Pies

Fresh Fruit Pies PIE CRUST RECIPE 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes* 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 6 to 8 Tbsp ice water DIRECTIONS Put flour, sugar, and salt into the bowl of a...