Keeping Children of All Ages Entertained at Home

This business of home sanctuary for an indefinite period has its challenges, doesn’t it? I titled this Children of All Ages because my circle and I feel like 5-year-olds on occasion – we’d all like to pout and melt down then storm out of the room and slam the door.

What Makes Your City Great?

What Makes LA Great? This is something I could wax poetic about all day long, and then some. Here are 4 things that I think make my city of LA great!

Italian Gelato, with love from Sweden

Italian Gelato, with love from Sweden We bet you didn’t know, that Europe’s biggest ice cream shop, has a little American sister of sorts – a gelateria and café in Old Pasadena. Swedish Scoops Homemade Gelato and Coffee Bar, the newest stop on our Old Pasadena Food Tasting Walking Tour, is world-renowned so you can […]

Di and Lisa’s Excellent Saturday Adventure #1

Di and Lisa’s Excellent Saturday Adventure #1 Our friend Andy Harris is co-host of the SoCal Restaurant Show on Angels Baseball radio station 830AM in Anaheim. We enthusiastically accepted his recent invitation to guest on his show for the second time. In October 2012 his show was brand-new, and we were guests to chat up […]

Some notes on 2020 Travel Trends

Taking a little break from my typical culinary theme here, I thought it would be fun to explore what’s going on in travel trends for the New Year and decade ahead.

From Chef Di’s Files: Deep Leafy Greens

Our first topic is Deep Leafy Greens, which of course are those which claim to be the super-est of all superfoods, those which all of the world’s most beautiful people eat in gobs every day (LOL), and those which a lot of us would truly, humbly, like to work into our repertoire more often.

What Food & Travel Intentions are yours in 2020?

What Food & Travel Intentions are yours in 2020? January is traditionally a month to set resolutions and, with all due respect I find that resolution setting is … over-rated. For me, that practice traditionally just sets up disappointment since usually my resolutions last about 11 minutes and then they’re forgotten. I prefer to set […]

What is your Favorite Thing about December / The Holidays?

What is your Favorite Thing about December / The Holidays? We asked our Melting Pot Tours Team for their best bets for the month of December and the Holiday Season. The results are in, have a read! Lisa ~ My favorite holiday tradition would have to be baking cookies listening to Christmas tunes. It really […]

6 Clever DIY Holiday Decorations

Even though December is off and running, some of us might just be getting in the game and up for clever ways to decorate that won’t break the bank.