Author Archives: theflipflopcontessa

Holy crap, I LOOOOOOVE lamb!!

I do… I really really do. I didn’t for a long time growing up. Now? I crave/need it! My fav are those little lollipop chops that are so simple and easy. Trader Joe’s, Whole Paycheck or even the meat guy … Continue reading

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Time flies when you’re debating “to juice or not to juice” …that is the question.

And really… it extends to ‘invest or not to invest’ is the other question. Is anyone else having an internal debate over the ever growing fade of the juicing? Or is it just me and it’s been around forever but … Continue reading

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First Bite of Freedom

…not really. It’s been a while and lot has been going on through the holidays and what not. But I’m back and going to try to get this kicked up again. To my few readers, thank you for you for … Continue reading

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Wine tastings are good.

This new little spot opened up near me called 320 Wine Lounge on La Brea and I can happily report that I’ve had a few lovely evenings there. They have good service and a great wine list. This is a … Continue reading

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Honestly, the BEST braised short ribs I’ve ever made…it’s true.

I’m not gonna lie, I love making braised short ribs. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall… these meaty bites never fail. They make a kitchen and the entire house smell amazing. They are simple, but they MUST be bff’d with some … Continue reading

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Heirlooms scream bruschetta in my ears

What is it about these amazing and vibrant colored tommies that hit the market this time of year? It’s like a rainbow of plump, juicy and tasty veggies that can make almost any dish just that much prettier! And really, … Continue reading

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Do you shop the markets like me?

Meaning… do you buy stuff ‘just in case you might want to make something with it’ like that? I swear, it’s nice to have a stocked fridge, but sometimes shopping hungry or just in the mood to cook all sorts … Continue reading

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