There’s an outdoor Shakespeare theater called the Theatricum Botanicum and a restaurant called Inn of the Seventh Ray. Of course, there were questions of safety and practicality at play—and I’m fortunate to have found an incredible home with lovely people close at hand. Particularly the kitchen, since I will finally—FINALLY—have a kitchen I can shoot in. The blood orange juice reduces to the most vibrant fuchsia red concentrate while the brownies bake, and the frosting whips together in just a few minutes.The addition of orange blossom water makes these extra dreamy. VARIATIONS: My favorite vegan fudge brownies (from Laura Wright's The First Mess) are topped with a luscious layer of tangy blood orange blossom frosting.
I can’t remember the last time I had a valentine on Valentine’s Day. I crave green, and stillness, and the opposite of gridlock. From the moment I decided to move to LA, friends nudged me in the direction of its lush hills.
It's a citrus season Valentine's Day dream, vegan optional!