Thursday, December 26, 2013


Happy New Years!

With 2014 set to begin may we be the best parent, wife, friend, daughter and sister that we can be for this New Year.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Food: Quick and Easy Side Dish

I have been working really hard putting together my Christmas menu, sampling new recipes, searching for the perfect roast recipe and organizing my grocery list. After I found, tested and happily ate the trial roast with my family, I still couldn't decide what side dishes would go well with  it. I went through all my cookbooks and online cooking magazines and found two rich and creamy vegetable sides but they both needed to go in the oven. I needed one more side dish that was quick and easy to prepare but that could be made on the stovetop. That's when I remembered this recipe I wrote over the summer when I was growing swiss chard in the garden. So I decided to prepare it again for my family and see if they approved. After not a kernel of corn was left last night I am happy to share this recipe with everyone which finally completes my Christmas menu. Now off to finish my grocery shopping.

Merry Christmas to all and wishing you all good eats!

1 tablespoon of olive oil
I large yellow onion diced
2 1/2 cups of frozen sweet corn, let it sit a few minutes to thaw
2 bunches of Swiss chard, stems removed and chopped
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of water
1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese

In a medium non-stick sauté pan warm olive oil over medium heat and add the diced onion. Cook the onion 4-5 minutes until light and translucent.

Add the corn and cook for about 7 minutes until it begins to turn light brown. Keep stirring the vegetables and if they begin to stick add a bit more oil. You want the corn and onion to turn light brown because it brings out their sweetnes. Add the salt.

Add the Swiss chard and water. Stir until the Swiss chard wilts and is cooked through about 2-3 minutes.
                                                                 Top with cheese and serve warm.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


What a lovely time we had at our  Holiday Event and Fashion Show. Thank you to all of our vendors and designers. To learn more about our vendors and designers please click on their name.

Origami Owl jewelry

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Institutional care shapes infant brain's response to Mom....

I came across a great article in the LA Times regarding maternal attachment. If you think your child is too shy around strangers, it's great to know that it's a defense mechanism. There is so much to learn as parents and a great place to start is learning from our little ones. To read more please click below:,0,6309864.story#axzz2mcVDPoeb

Monday, December 2, 2013

Books: Meet Author Barbara Gibson-Paul at the Holiday Event Tomorrow



Meet kids author Barbara Gibson-Paul tomorrow at our Holiday Boutique Event. We will be having a book reading of Max Pays Attention at noon. So come and enjoy a story by the author herself. Kids Ahoy Indoor Play Area is located at 20929 Ventura Blvd.#28, Woodland Hills, CA.