A Proper Lasagna

My mom’s favorite thing to say about me used to be, “The only thing Jewel makes is reservations.” So I taught myself how to cook.  Or at least read and follow directions, which is what I usually do when it comes to cooking: follow recipes. But sometimes I just can’t find a recipe that fits(…)

Wood & Vine

  I have a thing for small plates. I don’t know what it is, but for some reason, food on a tiny plate just looks all the more appetizing.  Maybe it’s because there’s so little of it.  Maybe it’s the fork fight that ensues to get the Last Bite before it’s all gone.  Or maybe(…)

Top 10 Best: Vancouver, BC

Top 10 Best: Vancouver, BC

I love Vancouver. It’s green, it’s gorgeous, it’s lush, and it’s also the birthplace of lushes, like me for instance.  And if that isn’t enough to convince you to go there, it’s got some pretty kick-ass restaurants, too. Lately, it seems like everyone I know is asking me for a list of recommendations for Vancouver, so(…)

Delancey

It’s pretty obvious I’m a fan of good food.  I understand and appreciate what it takes to prepare amazing gourmet meals with obscure and special ingredients, and I don’t mind paying for meals like that every once in a while. But to be honest?  I’d rather spend that money on the more precious and longer-lasting(…)

Cleo

Cleo

LA is the type of city where a new, hot, all-the-rage, hard-to-get-into restaurant seems to open up every week.  I feel like every time I’ve covered them all, ten new ones have appeared and I’m outta the loop again.  What’s a girl to do?  I mean, there’s only so many fabulous meals and bottles of(…)