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Cheese Straws Are Easy! – BTW, I Own The Playa Vista Cooking School

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The Playa Vista Cooking School is my newest creation, a good example of taking a risk when an idea strikes you. Website, check. Marketing, check. Menu and plan, check. Butts in seats?  CHECK. Our inaugural class, Easy, Elegant Appetizers had 8 enthusiastic cooks (Larry was one of the warm bodies, LOL). Start with a glass […]

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Feta Psiti – Greek Oven Baked Feta

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Feta is the flavor of Greece.  For the uninitiated, it’s slightly pungent, on the dryer side, crumbly, soft, and versatile as all get-out.  This night, we made Psiti – Oven Baked Feta, an appetizer served with crusty bread.

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Seared Scallops with Orange-Ginger Sauce

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If New Year’s Eve is a night when you want to cook something lovely, flavorful, but light, try Seared Scallops with Orange-Ginger Sauce. We had them as an appetizer. But over a bed of rice with baby greens for a salad,… LOVELY.

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