French Macarons

Recipe from Brave Tart French Macarons 4 ounces (115g) blanched almonds or almond flour, or whatever nut you like 8 ounces (230g) powdered sugar* 5 ounces egg whites (144g), temperature and age not important! 2 1/2 ounce (72g) sugar the scrapings of 1 vanilla bean or 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup 4 oz shallots, peeled and quartered 1 clover garlic peeled 1 1/2 lbs asparagus, tips cut off, stalks cut into 2-inch lengths 2 tbsp oil 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock With food processor running, drop shallots and garlic through the feed tube and process to chop. Remove

Ernest E. Debs Regional Park

4235 Monterey Rd Los Angeles, CA 90032 Ernest E. Debs Regional Park is a very short distance from our area. There is a lake with turtles and fish. It's a very short and pleasant walk from the parking lot. Very quiet and serene! Directions:


Sauce: 1 C vinegar 1 C water 1/2 C sugar handful pickling spices (I put it in a mesh bag so the fish doesn't get "dirty") 10 oz ketchup salt Buy filleted salmon with no skin or bones. Boil for 10 minutes on the stove until just cooked (do not overcook).

Marvin Braude Bike Path

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Quinoa Edamame Salad

Quinoa Edamame Salad 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well 1 package frozen shelled edamame 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, diced 1/8 red onion diced 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2-3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt pepper to taste Cook quinoa in 2 cups of

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

Bryce Canyon, famous for its worldly unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron Formation into

Marina del Rey WaterBus

The WaterBus offers a unique water's-eye view of Marina del Rey. Seven boarding stops throughout the Marina offer opportunities to shop, dine, and recreate in one of the most beautiful Southern California residential and tourist areas. Bikes and strollers welcome aboard. $1 each way! From

Sandstone Peak

Mishe Mokwa Trail is pretty challenging! You will see first Balanced Rock, and then Split Rock. You will eventually end up on the backside of Sandstone Peak. The peak is the highest in the Santa Monica mountains! Balanced Rock! Beautiful views of