Rustic Canyon {eating out Santa Monica, CA}
Food / Good Eats / Travel

Rustic Canyon {eating out Santa Monica, CA}

Now that I’m back in LA for a visit, I want to introduce you to Rustic Canyon wine bar and seasonal kitchen located at 1119 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. Managed by the same group that owns Milo and Olive, Huckleberry, and Sweet Rose Creamery we tried this chic urban dining delight.  Service was terrific … Continue reading

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Browned-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramelized Walnuts 
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Food

Browned-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramelized Walnuts 

I followed this recipe, which I saved once America’s Test Kitchen instagrammed this recipe and said it was the best. But, as per usual, I like to spice things up and make recipes extra good. BlueBoots Tips to make my version: 🍪 use whole wheat all purpose flour. We are all about whole grains here, … Continue reading

Honey Roasted Pistachios over Asparagus with Dates and Goat Cheese {recipe}
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Food / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way

Honey Roasted Pistachios over Asparagus with Dates and Goat Cheese {recipe}

Despite my affinity (in theory) for vegetables, getting them into me can sometimes be difficult. Veggies go bad faster than you can say “vegetable” sometimes and it can get frustrating. This, however, this recipe is sweet and salty AND chock full of vegetables, that rise as the star of this dish. It is exciting. It is … Continue reading

Strawberry Almondine Tea Cakes
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Food / Pretty Things

Strawberry Almondine Tea Cakes

To continue the line of yummy desserts, and to  use up the delicious honey cream cheese frosting that I made for these fancy tea cakes, I thought about how lovely strawberries are in cakes. Natural flavoring from only strawberries– that sounds wonderful, yes please! So, I put a little of this and a little of … Continue reading

Lavender Earl Grey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Food / Unexpected

Lavender Earl Grey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

I am making gluten-free desserts these days, and fortunately for me, the different chemistry of the non-gluten-containing flours hasn’t adversely affected my baking expeditions. These turned out to be delightful tea cakes, perfect with a spot of black tea on the side. This truly was a baking expedition, as I have never before tried to … Continue reading