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Today is My Blog-aversary!

18 Jul

I can’t believe it’s been a year already since The Husband’s needling me about starting my own blog finally sunk in, and Tiny Kitchen Stories was born. And thanks to all of you who have nicknamed it “TKS” and read, like and comment often. It is truly, deeply appreciated.

So instead of a round-up of the year, I thought I’d round up my little jaunt up to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles for my birthday, which was full of fun, lots of eating and friends old and new. I was eating for gold that week, as I knew when I returned I was going to do a seven-day raw food cleanse and then change my diet. Right now I’m off gluten, corn, grains, potatoes, eggs, soy, dairy….yes, some of you may ask—What the hell is left? What will happen to TKS? Continue reading

Our Fave Restaurant: Julienne

1 Jul

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Justin West is a genius, pure and simple. His food is incredible, and he runs the restaurant with his wife, Emma. There is soon to be a little West, keeping the lovely cooking skills in the family. Continue reading

Woohoo-Santa Barbara!

29 Jun

20120629-162217.jpgHit Santa Barbara today for a well-deserved vacation. As always, we get off on Cabrillo Blvd. and head straight to Brophy Bros for a few beers, some awesome seafood and a few Patron shots, plus connecting with the locals, like Cappy. Continue reading

My Own Chana Dhal Recipe

29 Apr

I have a lot to catch up on with my blog—I know I owe everyone the Tiny Kitchen Remodel unveiling, and I have a few awards and a “tag” to respond to (thank you so much!), but between work, the remodel and my teaching, I’ve had little free time. Oh, and this weekend I’ve been breaking in the new kitchen!

Wednesday I made this dhal. I’d been dreaming of yellow split peas for weeks, and I don’t know if it was the storm that hit SoCal last week or all the other lentil recipes my blogger friends had posted that got me in the mood, but I was so happy to make these! Continue reading