Requisite List of Stuff Pertaining to a New Year

Everybody’s doing it, and since I drink coffee from Starbucks, I’m down. My “resolutions” for 2011, with anecdotes, of course.

Diet SPAM, briefly…

Found in my alley. No food, just stupid.

A California Midsummer’s Harvest, in a bowl

A late July trip to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and a really simple, adaptable grilled vegetable and heirloom tomato dinner that truly requires no recipe, just good, local ingredients. This meal makes me feel really grown-up, by the way.

The Frozen Oatmeal Cookie Redemption

Instead of trying to fall asleep, I enjoy several frozen oatmeal raisin cookies I had previously deemed awful. Oh, sweet redemption!

Dodgers 1, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 0

A perfect weekend. It starts with compromised/over-baked oatmeal raisin cookies and ends with sushi. Plus, the Dodgers win and we pack little roast beef sandwiches for the game!

Santa Monica Farmers Market

Late April at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, in pictures, really. I also bake tilapia in parchment and impress myself with the results.