Monday, April 21, 2014

Los Angeles: A Freshly Picked Rose At California Garden

Los Angeles (Luo-San-Ji, Ro-Sen-Gi) is home to people from 140 countries speaking 224 languages, 
Famous communities include Chinatown, Historic Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little Amenia, Thai Town, 
Little Ethiopia, Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo, Japan Town,I'm sure Mike Olstad, Kimberly Smith, 
Victoria Slotto, Shamishtha Basu, Mr. Blaque, Peach Pit Propaganda,  ManicDDaily, 
The Danforth anchor, Raivenne-Lations, She Kept a Parrot, Heartspell, Cublyanqui, 
Tauther435, Gigaom, TechCrunch Staff, Leo, Bended Spoon, Dongho Chae, Ann Caine, 
Shail Black, Kellee Brown, Tack Racoons, Wordcoaster,  Shawn Lowe Bird, Life Wu,
Abby, Cryfish, Linda Jaco, Madeline Pickens, Lucius S. Lowe , Anne and Kate Raun,
Sally Asher, Sonny Penn wish to visit Los Angeles, and enjoy some of 
the following attractions to stay happier:

Dolby Thestre, Fox PLaza,
Adi Dasi and Eric Garcetti, Doger Stadium,
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels,
Walt Disney Concert Hall,
Los Angeles Times Headquarters,
Santa Ana, Steve Alford, T Boone Pickens, David and Jane Schmidly, Carl Buchan, 
USC, Caltech, UCLA, El Camino College,
Santa Monica College, Loyola Marymount College,
Park Plaza, Pice House, Starwood (Westin) Motel,
Sunset Marquis Hotel, Vibe Hotel, Jianguo Fandian Beijing,
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Fairfield INN 7 Suite,
La Quinta Inn & Suite Inglewood, Comfort Inn & Suite
Lowe's, Sear's, Walmart, Target, Payless Shoes, Old Navy,
Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Marriott Courtyard Los Angeles,
Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey,
Jitlada, Jingle Ball Concerts,
Alan Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Courtyard Novato Marin Sonoma,
Novotel Hotel, Jim Rome Show (The Jungle),
Ambassador Hotel, Andaz West Hollywood, Cecil Hotel,
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Boyle Hotel-Cummings Block,
Century Plaza Hotel, Chateau Marmont Hotel, Dunbar Hotel,
Double Tree By Hilton, Fremont Hotel, Glen-Holly Hotel,
Monte Vista Hotel, The Sheraton West Hotel, Motel Super 8...

Cities larger than Los Angeles around the world (Wikipedia):

Vincent Thomas Bridge,
Mexico City,
Sao Paulo,
New York City,
Rio de Janeiro...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


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A fungus (plural fungi). Also see entries for morel, portabella and shitake mushrooms.
plural: mushrooms


Season: available year-round

How to select: Choose firm, unblemished mushrooms with a tight underside (it is easiest to determine this when selecting mushrooms freely instead of in packaging).

How to store: Keep mushrooms in the refrigerator in either plastic or paper bags. If you prefer to use plastic bags, it might be a good idea to poke a few holes in it to allow some air to circulate.

How to prepare: You can rinse particularly dirty mushrooms, but usually a good wipe with a damp paper towel will do the trick, while rinsing runs the risk of water-logging the mushroom. bake, broil, fry, grill, puree, raw, saute, steam

Matches well with: almonds, anchovies, bacon, basil, bread crumbs, butter, caraway seeds, cayenne, cheese, hervil, chives, coriander, cream, creme fraiche, dill, eggplants, eggs, fish, garlic, grapes, ham, lemon, Madeira, marjoram, mint, mustard, nutmeg, nuts olive oil, onions, oranges, oregano, oyster sauce, pancetta, paprika, parsley, pasta, peas, pepper, pineapple, pistachios, potatoes, rosemary, sausaes, shallots, shellfish, sherry, sour cream, spinach, stock, tarragon, thyme, tomatoes, veinegar, walnuts, wine

Substitutions: 1 (8 oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained = 1 lb fresh mushrooms; 3 oz dried mushrooms, rehydrated = 1 lb fresh mushrooms
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