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. …

Amber Exacta’s April 1st 2017 Santa Anita Park Picks

What better place to spend a sunny warm southern California afternoon than attending the BBQ championship and watching the ponies at Santa Anita Park! This smoky showdown happens annually every year in the infield as the ponies race around the BBQ championship food trucks. Besides BBQ championship food trucks Santa Anita Park is also hosting …