Valley Fig Growers Road Trip!

Valley Fig Growers Road Trip!

Did you know there are over 1,600 varieties of Figs in the world? That's just one of the fun fig facts I learned while attending the Valley Fig Growers Road Trip last month! It was a true "road trip" as a dozen bloggers from all over the West Coast shared…

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Cuisine del Sol & Special Olympics

Cuisine Del Sol & Special Olympics

Hi friends! There is something wonderful about the combination of good food and great causes. They just go together! Case in point, the Cuisine del Sol Cookbook that combines recipes from Los Angeles' celebrated chefs and restaurants in support of Special Olympics Southern California! The Special Olympics of Southern Californias…

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Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary to My Imperfect Kitchen!  Hi friends! Six years ago this week, I started this blog.  Six years?  Wow.....  it's been a wild and crazy adventure! Here's my very first post: Food Memories I didn't even know how to put pictures into posts when I began. I didn't know…

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Planning a Perfect Picnic!

Planning A Perfect Picnic!

Hi friends! Do you remember this guy and his penchant for stealing picnic baskets? Poor Ranger Smith, always trying to keep Yogi from having the perfect picnic. Or should I say the perfect "Pic - A - Nic" basket? While Spring and Summer seem to be favorites for picnics, there…

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OC Fair 2017 – Behind the Scenes!

OC Fair 2017 – Behind The Scenes!

Hi friends! Summer is in full swing here. Temperatures are creeping into the triple digits. The humidity is doing quite a number on my hair too. I feel like a giant Q-tip when I go outside. Does that happen to anyone else? Man! Hair clips are my best friend right…

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Meeting Deborah Madison

Meeting Deborah Madison

Hi friends! Today, we're taking a trip to Melissa's Produce to meet award-winning Author (of 14 different cookbooks!) Deborah Madison. Deborah Madison is an advocate for farmers and local farmers markets. She is well known for her seasonal and vegetable based cooking. Her latest cookbook "In My Kitchen" takes you…

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52 to 50 Project – Week 51 Learn to Crochet!

52 To 50 Project – Week 51 Learn To Crochet!

Hi friends! After last weeks "big rock" of joining a gym, I needed something that appealed to the creative and artistic side of my brain. So, for Week 51, I took a crochet class. Why crochet? Well, there was a picture circulating on Facebook of this adorable little fox shawl,…

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52 to 50 Project – Week 52 Join a Gym!

52 To 50 Project – Week 52 Join A Gym!

Hi friends! It's Week 52 of the #52to50 Project and we're starting BIG! Are you familiar with the concept of putting the "big rocks" first? Basically, it's a way to focus on important things (the big rocks) and not let the little things (pebbles or sand) distract you from what…

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52 to 50! My Birthday Project!

52 To 50!  My Birthday Project!

Hi friends! Yesterday, I went to sleep as a 48 year old. Today, I woke up 49. It’s hitting home I’m only a year away from 50. 50!! Half a Century. How the hell did that happen so quickly? I’m fairly certain my children are already stockpiling the “Over the…

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Wednesday Ramblings

Wednesday Ramblings

Hi friends! How many times have we made the same resolution, only to end up with the same outcome? Even though we wanted (and were hoping for) a different ending? For me, it happens all the time. ALL. THE. TIME! It's crazy! Insane even. Albert Einstein defined insanity as: Just…

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