Author Archives: donna loren

Earthquake Cake

I just can’t stop eating the crumbs of the cake for the Trifle That is the fun part of being the chief cook and bottle washer. I used only organic ingredients for this dessert starting with TWO CAKE MIXES: One Vanilla … Continue reading

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The Voice of Rocky

  June Foray, the voice of Rocky The Flying Squirrel and Natasha of Boris and Natasha fame on “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show”, made a guest appearance at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Silverlake to promote a new book, “The … Continue reading

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In the Mood For Crunch?

Well, this salad fulfills the missing crunch in your life: 9 – leaves of kale. Remove center rib and julienne* 3 – thin slices of a large Asian pear, julienne 3 – 1/4 inch slices white cheddar cheese into thin … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch with Alison Martino

Brunch at My Place down the lane When Alison Martino posted on her popular Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page about the Cafe Four Oaks in Beverly Glen Canyon, it was only natural to invite her for brunch and then walk … Continue reading

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Aloha in Las Vegas

It was very early on a dark, cloudy morning. LA was shrouded in a thick marine layer, one day after my little grandson, Nico, turned 9-months old. Five hours on the road meant to me, pack a picnic! A bunch of … Continue reading

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Bad In Plaid

We love plaid! Royal Stewart is the tartan I wore while rehearsing “Call Me” on the Milton Berle Show, 1966. The Beach Boys Pendleton shirt is almost as beloved as the band that made it famous. The magnificent Alexander McQueen … Continue reading

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Lola, my Granddogger

Lola, an 8-year old English bulldog, stayed with me for the first time three weeks ago. I’ve known her since she was a puppy. Every time I’d visit my daughter in LA, while I was living in Hawaii, Lola and … Continue reading

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“Faux Tuscan” Plate

On a warm Summer day, start cooking early in the day. By the time you’re hungry for lunch, you’ll be well on your way to creating some wonderful dishes. For this “Faux Tuscan” Plate, I begin by chopping: 1/2 cup white … Continue reading

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Summer Salad

In your salad bowl add: 1 tsp finely minced garlic 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 lemon, juiced 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Wisk until creamy. If you are using a wooden bowl, whisk the dressing … Continue reading

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With the Rip Chords, nearly 50-years on…

How did I know when I toured with The Rip Chords on Dick Clark’s Caravan Of Stars in 1964, that nearly 50-years later Richie Rotkin and the gang would be backing me up at a “Cobra” event near my home in … Continue reading

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