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Let me start by saying this:  I am a Southern California native. However, I lived in Brooklyn, NY for close to 10  years. I have not found a cheesecake here in Los Angeles, that comes remotely close to Junior’s cheesecake in Brooklyn. Until now… I was talking to a friend recently and he was suggesting different restaurants for me to try here is LA. He threw Harriet’s Cheesecake out to me and that was literally the first time I had heard of Harriet’s. He went into detail about it being black owned, and that they had flavors such as Sweet…

Just as I am about to order my Honey Baked Turkey Breast for Thanksgiving, my friend sends me the following recepie for Jerk Turkey. I am a huge fan of Jerk, and love just about anything prepared with Jerk.  For those of you not familiar with Jerk style of cooking, “Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerk seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called “pimento” in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers. Other ingredients may include cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic,…

Summer is officially upon us! What better time than now to create a new summer cocktail- “The Lavender Martini”. This all came about last fall, when a client gave me various herbs and vegetables from her garden. In that mix were bundles of lavender. I had never cooked with lavender or made ANYTHING with lavender. I dried it, stored it, and tucked it away for a rainy day. Fast forward to Summer 2015 and I remembered the bundles of lavender that I had stored last fall. I had no idea what to do with them and my mind began to…

If you live in Los Angeles or plan to visit soon, I highly recommend you treat yourself to a scrumptious bowl of ice cream at Neveux Artisan Creamery. They have flavors such as basil olive oil, peppered peach, and my personal favorite honey lavender. On my first visit, I had a scoop of peppered peach. The sweetness of the peach mixed with the spice of the pepper, was unlike anything I had ever had. I was instantly hooked! Now I find myself checking their Facebook page daily to see what flavors they have for the day, what flavors are coming…

If you live in Los Angeles or plan to visit Los Angeles you MUST visit this spot! I stumbled upon this cute, eclectic bakery called Southern Girl Desserts. My sweet tooth could not resist going inside and trying a few delectables. Pictured are the pineapple coconut cupcakes, which were absolutely delish! I also tried the banana pudding and it simply melted in my mouth. I honestly wanted to lick the container clean.  And they don’t stop there, they also have cakes, pies, peach cobbler, and latte’s. Southern Girl Desserts is located in Los Angeles, inside the Baldwin Hills shopping center.…

I recently caught up with my dear old friend, Obea Moore. If you don’t know who Obea Moore is, Google him! He is a track&field prodigy, track coach, fitness guru, chef, spiritualist, and herb specialist. Before we even sat down, he handed me a lovely gift, his Elixir Of Life.  I said “Thank you, but what exactly is this?”  Obea immediately begins to list the benefits of his Elixir of Life and why both men and women benefit from it. Increases energy Helps circulation Promotes a healthy prostate Erectile enhancement It is made with rieshi mushrooms, deer antler, and rice wine.…

Let me start by saying, Bubba Gump Shrimp is just not the place for a first date. There are so many inexpensive, unique places here to dine here in Los Angeles.  Bubba Gump Shrimp is just a no! I recently had the pleasure of catching up with my dear friend Stacey.  She couldn’t wait to tell me about a recent first date she had at Bubba Gump Shrimp.  Like many people, Stacey is an online dater, and met a man with whom she found interesting.  She actually reached out to him and they had a meet and greet over coffee.…

My cousin and I recently stumbled upon this cute, eclectic little place! “The Park” is located in the trendy neighborhood of Echo Park, here in Los Angeles. I had the House Smoked Turkey Sandwich ( to die for!) which is layered with arugula, jalapeno jam, cheddar cheese, and pickled onion. The potato salad was pretty good too, and I typically only like my mother’s. Not a bad deal for $8.00. Check them out www.thepark1400sunset.com