Weekly Wrap-Up + New Website Announcement! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Weekly Wrap-Up + New Website Announcement!

Although the weekend was a restful one, I definitely have a lot to share!

For one thing, I have an announcement to make.  It's rough around the edges right now, but I started a new blog called The Episodic Eater for all of my food adventures!  I will continue to share my foodie fun here, but you can head there to see ALL of the pictures, as well as more commentary on the restaurant decor/ambiance and the food itself.  It will basically be my chance to play amateur food critic!  I hope to see you there!

And now, back to today's regularly scheduled Weekly Wrap-Up post!

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Last Weekend

After New Orleans, I had some work to do over the weekend, so I was really delighted when my guy decided to make dinner. Garlic bread and lemon pasta!  The noodles were these fancy noodles with a thin hole in the center.  Delicious!

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We broke open one of the caramel apples from New Orleans, which had been sitting on the counter taunting me...  It's so beautiful isn't it?  It is coated in Butterfinger bits, which was really interesting!

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Monday - Friday

Here's a little sample of what I made in the kitchen over the week.  Some of these are from my Instagram feed actually, if you want to follow along!  I made a Ricotta & Fruit Bowl with peaches and pineapple, a batch of Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, Ropa Vieja (to be blogged about soon!), and some yogurt and fruit cups for the upcoming days.  Yum!

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Also, I developed a recipe that I cannot wait to share with you soon!  Here is a dark Instagram picture, so I don't give anything away too early.  :)

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On a beautiful Friday night, we attended the James Beard Foundation Taste America: Los Angeles event.  For my FULL post on the entire event on The Episodic Eater, click here!

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The ambiance in Union Station.
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Food truck appetizers!
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4 of the beautiful 5 courses during the sit-down portion of the dinner.  Click here to my post to see the beautiful dessert!


I had to go to a meeting on Saturday, and although it seems unlucky, my car battery died.  Luckily, I was in the parking lot after the meeting, so security was able to jump my car!  However, AAA was super fast and arrived on time.  I ended up buying a battery from them since this was the second time it had died in the past few months.  Now I know how to change my wiper fluid, my oil, and my battery!

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The only problem is that my guy and I needed to shop for a few items of clothing, and it put us way behind schedule...  We basically grabbed some dinner and headed to the mall for an hour before it closed up.

We ate at Pho Tasty, which you can read about more here on The Episodic Eater.  Really delicious!

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It's okay that the car died because we just ended up shopping on Sunday anyways!  I had to decide between three pairs of gold shoes for a wedding to match my dress...  Which would have you gone for?

Weekly Wrap-Up on Diane's Vintage Zest!

This weekend, I will be attending the SoCal Social, so I'm pumped to meet some new bloggy friends!  Yay!

What will you be up to?


  1. Well, congratulations on the new website. I envy your adventures in cooking. I am not a good cook. I don't know how to add spices so the taste is right.
    I came from Meet and Greet Blog Hop

  2. Thanks! They're really more adventures in eating around town, not cooking. :) But, my mom always said that cooking just takes practice!


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