En La Cocina

Before a cookbook was ever even a glimmer in the back of my mind, I’d always envisioned cookbook shoots to be high-intensity, elaborate affairs requiring a village to create. And in some cases, this is true. My hubby Will used to recount that in his early days of photography, fresh out of school, he assisted […]

July 23 2014      6 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Trabajo

Bug (short for Bebe pug) is my 11-year-old second-born daughter. (The first being my 12-year-old pug.) She’s a purebred, born from a line of AKC champion pugs, but with that came the typical hereditary joint diseases of overly bred “perfect” pugs. Don’t get me wrong; Bug is perfect in every which way and I wouldn’t […]

July 14 2014      18 comments     Linda Ly
En La Casa   En La Cocina

I have a new favorite guacamole. It’s hard to pry my greedy hands away from my previous favorite, Grapefruit Guacamole (especially with my garden laden with grapefruits and avocados right now), but I have to say that this concoction kind of tops it. I’ve always been a fan of cooked avocado (as you might remember […]

July 9 2014      11 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

I finally broke down (or rather, my 10-year-old bender finally broke down) and bought a Ninja Ultima blender — seriously, best investment for the kitchen this summer. This thing doesn’t just blend, it pulverizes! Anything and everything I put in it! Needless to say, I’ve been on a juice and smoothie kick the last few […]

June 21 2014      8 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

Nearly six months after I announced my first book deal, the manuscript’s been turned in, the interior pages have been mocked up, and the cover’s thisclose to being finalized. (We’re hoping to wrap it up this month!) It has been a crazy, crazy ride this year, and it’s not over yet. I kept thinking that […]

June 10 2014      12 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Libros   Trabajo

It’s not even summer yet, but it sure feels like it. The current heatwave in Los Angeles has us sweltering in 90-plus degree heat, even out on the coast where it’s usually temperate. And if you stepped inside a California supermarket right now, you’d think summer was in full swing. Our produce aisles are packed […]

April 30 2014      16 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

With lemon, orange, and grapefruit trees that are at least 10, 20, and 30 years old, respectively, this time of year is a citrus bonanza in my backyard. And though there’s no shortage of fruit in the kitchen, I hate letting any part of it go to waste. I zest, squeeze, and juice my way […]

March 27 2014      2 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas