Monthly Archive: April 2016

Visiting the Rose Bowl Flea Market

Visiting the Rose Bowl Flea Market has been on my LA bucket list for awhile now. Given that work has been slow, I’ve been trying to check off some things I’ve been wanting to try for awhile.

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The Rose Bowl isn’t exactly located in Los Angeles, it’s in Pasadena, a north east suburb. The flea market is held every second Sunday, rain or shine. It costs $8 after 9am for admission (it’s $15-20 earlier) and parking is free, although there is preferred parking for a fee. The vendors usually start packing up about 3pm.

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I was frankly overwhelmed by the size of the place, I just kept wandering and somehow ended up back at the beginning after awhile. There were a wide abundance of second-hand clothing and furniture vendors and a small amount of artists. My favorite part was the people watching, there was a wide range of different shoppers to scope out.

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IMG_7786Overall, I think it’s definitely worth checking out. Especially if you have a free Sunday, why not take a stroll around?

Ginger Molasses Cookies

I’ve been interested in trying some recipes as I’ve been staying with the typical peanut butter and chocolate type cookies lately. These Ginger Molasses Cookies were a welcome change. My co-workers and myself ate these up!

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For some reason, I feel like I didn’t take that good of photos of these. Oh well, it was late, haha. These cookies were simple to make, slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients, roll in sugar, and pop in the oven. There is A LOT of butter and A LOT of sugar in these. Mine didn’t turn out so soft and chewy, they were a little more crunchy with a small bit of chew. I’m wondering if I didn’t add something correctly. This recipe makes A LOT of cookies, we were eating them for days afterwards!

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I was told that these were some of the best cookies I’ve made, so I’d say they were a winner :)

Weekly Pins & Tweets

IMG_7789Some cool patches while sorting through the flea market today

1. Some great things to add to your America bucket list

Lately

Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve been up to:

IMG_7730The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood is open!

IMG_7723A nice relaxing weekend in New Orleans!
IMG_7721Attended my sorority sister’s wedding!
IMG_7755A cute brioche bunny for Easter
IMG_7769Got to watch the doggies for a weekend
IMG_7728Trying new restaurants like Midici

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

For some reason I was craving pasta the other night and decided to give Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe a whirl. I had all the ingredients on-hand, so why not??

It was overall very easy to execute. You need spaghetti, pecorino romano cheese, and pepper. You boil the pasta, then mix in the cheese. I thought it was interesting how the recipe has you heat up the serving bowl by placing it over the boiling water. It was a neat trick! My only complaint was that my pasta was kinda dry. I used wheat pasta, so I think it absorbed a lot of the water, which didn’t leave much for the sauce. I think I’d try this recipe again, it was super easy!

Weekly Pins & Tweets

Beautiful view at Fryman Canyon today

1. Love this fun April Fool’s Prank from Hamburger Helper

2. These M&M cookies look so colorful (and easy)

3. Some funny posts that all single people will find hilarious

4. Itching to make these mouth-watering cookies

5. I’m hoping that someday Los Angeles gets better public transportation

Watching: Insomnia led me to watch The Firm the other night. I surprising watched it all the way through. I miss the 90’s.

Reading: LOVED listening to Drew Barrymore’s book Wildflower, such an inspiring women with an interesting life.

Listening: Can’t get Meghan Trainor’s “No” out of my head!