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6 Years and Counting

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

    Yep, my baby here is 6 years old today. Thank you to all my loyal readers, and welcome to all my new readers! Happy Blogiversary…

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A Bounty of Spring Produce

Posted on Mar 31st, 2010

I love spring.  Flowers begin to appear, bright green leaves grow on the barren trees, and some of my favorite produce is available.  You already…

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A Guest Blog Post and Recipe for White Sangria

Posted on Sep 14th, 2011

  I've been a busy bee lately. The reality of everyday life when you a single mother and caregiver to an elderly adult can be overwhelming. …

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And now for something completely different…

Posted on Jan 26th, 2010

Sometimes you just have to stop and enjoy the incredible beauty provided by Mother…

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Breakfast in a Chocolate Bar?

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2009

What? Breakfast in a chocolate bar?  Well, that may be a stretch to call it that, but Mo's Bacon Bar from Vosges Haut Chocolat does indeed have…

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Chicken drumstick or nature at its best

Posted on Apr 1st, 2009

While casually walking through my toddlers play yard at her school, I glanced down at the ground.  Were my eyes deceiving me, or did I see a chicken…

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Cookbooks I like for 2010, Part 1

Posted on Jan 11th, 2010

I don't make New Year resolutions.  Or rather my only resolution is to not make one.  But this year I did make myself a promise to try and post…

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Happy 4th Blogiversary to Me!

Posted on Mar 17th, 2013

Four years ago today I sat down at my computer and started a food blog. Did I know what I was doing? Heck no, but I knew I was going to have fun…

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I am Pleased to Announce. . .

Posted on Sep 20th, 2011

Yes, you can now get the Black Girl delivered directly into your inbox! Take a second and glance over to the right of your screen. See that…

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I Like Meat! The Rant of an Omnivore.

Posted on Jul 26th, 2012

I am an omnivore. I will eat almost anything, with the exception of bugs and innards. I guess if I was eating an insect, didn’t know it, and…

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I Love Technology, But it Doesn’t Love Me Back

Posted on Apr 14th, 2013

I have owned computers for years, worked in offices on computers, and now rely on one to handle everything. And I do mean everything, wherein lies…

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I’m No Martha Stewart…

Posted on Mar 4th, 2010

Need a good laugh?  Well you've come to the right place!  Recently I convinced myself to send in an audition tape for Grill It! with Bobby Flay on…

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Learn to Cook with Chef Cheryl

Posted on Feb 7th, 2015

  I'm launching a new endeavor soon and wanted to share it here first. What is it? Cooking Classes! If you've read my bio on the Who is the…

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Like Cupcakes? You’ll Love My Ring!

Posted on Nov 9th, 2009

I just received an early Christmas present from one of my sisters.  She is always going to craft fairs, and finds one of a kind artisan gifts.  One…

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Local Harvest Champions a Sustainable World

Posted on Apr 20th, 2009

Local Harvest is a great resource for cooks and anyone interested in sourcing locally grown foods in their communities.  According to their…

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Los Angeles Food Blogger Bake Sale

Posted on Apr 14th, 2012

What are you doing April 28th? I know what you should be doing, and that is coming to the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food Blogger Bake Sale! All sales…

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Mo' Macaroni and Cheese Ebook from Food Bloggers Los Angeles

Mo’ Macaroni and Cheese!

Posted on Apr 30th, 2014

  That's right! Mo' Macaroni and Cheese is in the house! Wave yo' hands in the air and party like you just don't care!  (I just did a…

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Mother Nature Wins Again!

Posted on Oct 29th, 2012

Once again, the old adage "God laughs when you make plans" (or something like that) holds true. My daughter Ruby and I traveled to Washington DC to…

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Not Ready for Thanksgiving? This Recipe Compilation Is For You!

Posted on Nov 21st, 2012

I bet a few of you are reading this on your smart phone while you push your shopping cart around the store, trying to get your last minute grocery…

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PFB #1 – Just Who Is The Black Girl in Chef’s Whites?

Posted on Sep 15th, 2010

Before you find out who the black girl is, first you should find out what PFB is.  Project Food Blog is a competition with over 1500 food bloggers…

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Quick Refrigerator Pickles | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Quick Pickles and Other Stories

Posted on Aug 24th, 2013

    Are you a canner and preserver? I'm neither, but I aspire to be one day. I recently shared my secret desire to be a canner…

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Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers

Posted on Oct 15th, 2014

  There is so much more to ramen than the sodium laden noodles with dehydrated vegetable and seasoning packs.  Don't get me wrong, those…

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2014 Reader's Choice Top 10

Reader’s Choice Top 10 of 2014

Posted on Dec 30th, 2014

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. That statement is especially pertinent to my blog, because many of…

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Roasted Mushroom-Pepper Tacos | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Roasted Mushroom-Pepper Tacos

Posted on Oct 20th, 2013

  Superfood. Have you heard that term before? Superfoods are foods low in calories and high in nutrients, with a variety of health benefits when…

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Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Los Angeles

Posted on May 19th, 2009

On Sunday June 14, the 21st Annual Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Los Angeles will take place in Culver City's Media Park, from 1 - 4 PM.…

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Spring Flavor in The Foodie Recipes IPad App

Posted on Apr 26th, 2013

Why look! It is I, the black girl (who only occasionally wears chef's whites anymore. I'm quite taken with vintage aprons!)  And where exactly am I?…

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Summer Vegetable Garden Photography Series, Part 1

Posted on Jul 25th, 2011

Actually, part 1 may be the only part of the series. We'll see. Anyhoo, I planted a garden in my backyard, which has never had a garden in it…

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Summer Vegetable Garden Photography Series, Part 2

Posted on Sep 4th, 2011

My little garden is doing fairly well, much to my surprise. So far I have actually managed to harvest cucumbers, seen teeny zucchini trying to grow,…

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Support Your Local Farmer’s Market!

Posted on Jun 1st, 2012

This week my neighborhood got its first ever certified farmer's market! I am beside myself with joy! I love farmer's markets. Why, you ask? 1. I…

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Take a Cooking Class with the Black Girl at Le Cordon Bleu

Posted on Jan 21st, 2016

Yes, the Black Girl is back in Chef's Whites. Including a tall toque. I am teaching cooking classes again at Le Cordon Bleu. And you can…

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Zyliss Cheese Grater | Black Girl Chef's Whites

The Cheese Grater

Posted on Jul 16th, 2013

    The image above is not just an old, slightly rusty cheese grater. It is a an image of childhood memories spent in the kitchen…

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The Cherry Twins

Posted on Jun 8th, 2009

I love cherries.  They are probably my favorite fruit, although they run a close race with watermelon.  While shopping the other day I saw some…

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The Demise of Gourmet Magazine and The Rise of The Cooking Channel

Posted on Oct 9th, 2009

Gourmet Magazine survived for 68 years, through all sorts of trends in the food world.  Each page was filled with lush photography, interesting…

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The Top 12 of 2012

Posted on Dec 31st, 2012

It's time to chill the bubbly and toast to new beginnings! 2012 is coming to an end, and at its regularly scheduled time as opposed to that Mayan…

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The White House breaks new ground

Posted on Mar 20th, 2009

Today, first lady Michelle Obama will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new White House organic vegetable garden, the first since Eleanor…

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Welcome to Black Girl Chef’s Whites

Posted on Mar 17th, 2009

Not another food blog!  Well, stick with me and I hope to be able to share my experiences, recipes and witty observations on life in the…

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When Mother Nature Does Whatever The Hell She Wants

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

This is a lemon. Yep, a regular old lemon. Not some fancy, schmancy lemon. . . just a lemon. As I was walking part my neighbors house I spotted…

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Winter Vegetable Garden Photography Series, Part 1

Posted on Oct 18th, 2011

Yes, I am at it again.  After a small (very small) success with my first ever summer garden, I have planted a lovely, little winter…

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Wordless Wednesday | Baby Octopus and Chickpea Salad

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2010

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