wednesday before thanksgiving

Corocoffee
My brother dropped off my niece at our hotel around 730 while he went to work out.  We walked up the street to Cora's Coffee Shoppe and Josh joined us too.  There is a counter inside and two tables.  The rest of the seating is outside underneath an awning with heat lamps.  Everything is fresh and sourced from the farmers market.  The coffee and fresh squeezed juices are really good. 

Chorizoeggs
Josh had the scrambled eggs with chorizo, onions and peppers with tortillas on the side.  I was boring with just two poached eggs and toast so I didn't bother with that pic. 

Proscuittosand
My niece had a prosciutto egg panini with tomatoes. 

Ranchoseggs
Fred had the huervos rancheros with white beans.

Josh:ruby
Before heading over to to meet my brother we walked down to the beach.  I love this picture of Josh and Ruby.  We have taken them over the years and Josh is always bigger but now he towers over her. 

Mkt
The farmers markets in Los Angeles are amazing.  I met my brother at the farmers market on the promenade in Santa Monica at 9 to figure out what looked good for the vegetable side of dinner.  Josh and my niece were in tow after breakfast.  There is one center booth and then four streets off of that filled with vendors. 

Citronlemon
These lemons were amazing looking which we added to the brine and topped off the brussels sprouts with some grated rind.

Carrots
We picked up carrots to roast and top with some pistachio nuts, balsamic vinegar and honey.

Coloredyams
Yams of 3 different varieties.  Purple, orange and white.  We sliced them and roasted them and topped them with a little maple syrup and pomegranate seeds.

Littlelimes
These are just wild.  Small limes with these tiny pieces inside that easily come apart and then you can pop them in your mouth or put over oysters.  Didn't pick any up but interesting.

Brusselsprouts
Brussel sprouts.  Roasted in the oven and finished off in the pan with pancetta and leeks.

Squash
Beautiful squash. 

Lotionman
Loved this guy.  Totally mellow man who makes beautiful moisturizers.  Josh and I picked up a few of those.

Olives
Got to get the appetizers.  A mixture of olives all brined with just sea salt.  One of the olives was stuffed with a piece of lemon rind.

Driedfruit
Dried oranges, lemons and tangerines

Pistachios
Here are our pistachios.

Flowers
Flowers were the last grab before we left.

Annenberg
The girls all went over to the Annenberg Space for Photography located right next to the CAA building.  What an exhibit! 

Photoexhibit
The exhibit is called Beauty and Culture.  It begins with a 20 minutes movie interviewing a variety of women in fashion, photography and acting.  The film encourages the viewers to discuss the viewpoints and stereotypes on beauty and sexuality.  Our culture is highlighted in the media with models who are manipulated with photoshop and don't even represent reality but are reveered as beauty.  Really fantastic exhibit. 

Chinesechicken
We drove over to Barneys for lunch where I had the Chinese Chicken Salad.  The classic Los Angeles salad which is everywhere. They know how to make a salad in Los Angeles.

Drove back to my brothers and sister-in-laws house to prep for the day ahead of us before making our way out for an early meal.