Friday, October 20, 2017

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20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival

Long Beach - The Summer outdoor festival season is in full gear. It is not too late to break out and dust off your dancing shoes, and splatter on some sunscreen. If you are not already in a party mood, have I got the correct remedy for you, family, friends and fellow co-workers.

The 2013 Long Beach Crawfish Festival will be held on Saturday, August 3rd from 12 noon - 11PM, and Sunday, August 4th from 12 noon-10PM. This is an event that you don't want to miss, if you live in Los Angeles or surrounding communities or planning on visiting... Read More

INGREDIENTS: (makes 30-36 cupcakes)


2 1/2 cups cake flour 3 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (use super fine sugar, if you can find it!) 3/4 cups unsalted butter room temp. 3 eggs room temp. 3 teaspoons of vanilla 1 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream (separated, 1/2 cup for the cakes, 1/2 cup to pour over the cakes after they have been baked)

Buttercream Frosting:

2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, room temp. 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temp. 3 cups of powdered sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 to 1/2 cup... Read More

Harold and Belles Block Party and Crawfish Boil

Los Angeles- Summer would not be complete without a Block Party. Throw in some all you can eat cuisine, entertainment, dance lessons, and face paintings for the kids. You now have the recipe for a successful down home Southern Style Party.

Shout out to Ryan and Jessica Legaux for the 5th Annual Harold and Belles Restaurant Block Party and Crawfish Boil. This annual event was held on Saturday, July 6th, outside in the parking lot and side street.

Several hundred people made their way to the block party which was held from... Read More

Miri was born at the foot of the Himalayas, foretold to become shaman of the Adi people, her advice sought often when illness gripped the land. Her hut was east of the Upper Siang valley, found by the natives only when the need was great. That seemed odd since it was hard to miss, of two levels, made of dried mud and bark. The roof would open when a rope was pulled so Miri could read the stars at night. No one knew her age but it was believed everyone was younger than she.

One day after she picked the leaves of the Xingzan tree which she would grind up and drop in an open kettle... Read More

National Doughnut day was created in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to World War I soldiers.

Now, aside from a tasty treat, why would The Lady in The Red Cloak be writing about doughnuts? The history behind them of course! And all the better that that history begins in one of the Maine towns that offers Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, Camden.

There was a young man… well, in 1847 he was considered almost a man, I’m sure. He was 15 so nowdays we might call him a boy. He had a complaint to make to his mother about her favored ‘dough cakes’. They were nice fluffy... Read More

Before I actually get started I would just like to remind everyone that y'all will be reading about the butchering, preparation, smoking, and consumption of a pig. So, if eating meat or reading about meat is offensive to someone this would be the place to turn around and exit. For everyone else, follow me and let's see if I can sort all of this out for you. Doing this post was actually not planned however I was asked to do a post on this subject since I knew what I would be doing this Memorial Day weekend well in advance. Otherwise, this probably would never have happened for you to see. Let... Read More

Taste of Hawthorne - United Grooves & Food

Hawthorne - In the past, I have attended many "Taste of" events throughout Los Angeles, and in both the City of Santa Monica and Redondo Beach. I was one of thousands who were in attendance for the inaugural Taste of Hawthorne, Sunday, May 19th at the Hawthorne Airport.

Residents of the Southbay and greater Los Angeles were happy to attend the 1st Annual Taste of Hawthorne Presented by The Economic Development Council. A special mention and shout out to Susan Hillyer, Executive Director, California Produced. She was very instrumental... Read More

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