Amber Exacta’s 4/8/2017 Santa Anita Derby and full card Picks

On April 8th it’s once more that gorgeous southern California spring day where we get to run like a racehorse in preparation for the upcoming afternoons Santa Anita Derby. Unless you are me, than you run like a Clydesdale. This afternoon the 82nd Santa Anita Derby will be run in front of the bustling green …

I’m a Tulip Hating Monster. Why I Hate Springtime

I’m not the kind of person who enjoys springtime. I know, I know I sound like a tulip hating monster but I just love winter time and snow days and Christmas nights and my North Face snow boots so much. Every year as March starts to dawn and the days get a little less chilly …

Splish Splash my way Through Munich

One time I went to Munich. I ate more Bavarian brats than I ever considered humanly possible. I drank vats of delicious German beer. I ate so much creamy German milk chocolate. And I cried myself to sleep most nights of this trip. Beer, Brats and chocolate?! Sounds exceptionally wonderful, right? Why was a week …

Coconut Rice with Saffron and Star Anise

India is cows wandering in traffic. India is craving coconut rice. Once you have had authentic refreshing coconut rice you crave it with every spicy Indian meal. India is a rainbow of colors so bright it hurts your eyes first thing on a grey smoggy morning. It’s hard to tell if it’s the millions of …

Naan Stop Thoroughbred racing fun

     “Hey Janette, stand next to baconmoblie!” Which obviously is the best food truck of all.            “um, no”      “Please! I’ll take your picture!”      “No”      “But its bacon! Bacon, bacon bacon!”      “Amber, I’m an Adventist!”      “Wops, I forgot” The scene is the infield of Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia California. …