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December 2, 2011
Irene Saiger

11 comments

Mexican Hot Chocolate

My youngest son is moving to New York City today so at 6 a.m. this morning I got up and prepared a special breakfast to send him off.  The winds have been howling for the past two days here in Los Angeles, almost as if they too are sad to see him go. When he […]

August 31, 2011
Irene Saiger

15 comments

Wisniak (Cherry Cordial)

As labor day approaches, you are suddenly reminded that summer is nearing it’s end.  Even in Southern California, there are subtle changes.  The summer fruits and vegetables will start to disappear from the farmer’s markets, replaced with apples and pears, hard winter squashes and root vegetables.  Inevitably, I end up thinking that I didn’t enjoy enough […]

August 7, 2011
Irene Saiger

4 comments

Fresh Watermelon Granita

Aside from the end of the school year, there were several other changes that took place at the beginning of each summer.  There was the annual re-appearance of the Italian ice man wheeling his cart down the street, offering lemon, cherry, or chocolate ices in a white paper cup.  We had no idea why it […]

November 3, 2010
Irene Saiger

22 comments

Egg Cream

I have been away for ten days visiting family and friends on the East Coast.  As always, my trips to New York City bring back memories that surface with the simple turn of a street corner.  This particular trip had a purpose, to hear my older son present his senior sermon to his peers and […]

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