Drought in California

October 10, 2014 by Gina Ruiz - in stories, Travel

Disclosure: The California Farm Water Coalition invited me on the tour at their expense with the exception of our rental car (our choice). That tour inspired but did not influence me in this series of posts. Thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve lived in California most of my life. I was born here and no […]

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Crea Futuro

October 10, 2014 by Gina Ruiz - in stories

One of the things I love about Latinos is that entrepreneurial spirit. Whether it be selling oranges or flowers on the roadside, opening up a restaurant, designing an app or working out of their backyard restoring old cars someone is always doing something to build a life for themselves without limits. I’m kinda sorta one […]

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. When I was growing up there weren’t all the Latin food stores there are now. In each Latino neighborhood you might find a small store that carried specialty products, but not much. If you really wanted great ingredients, […]

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It's okay to be a #chingona Photo courtesy of the #WWE

Growing up, I was definitely NOT empowered. I was shy and retiring (don’t laugh, it’s true!).  I was afraid to meet people or talk, so much so that my kindergarten teacher in the early ’60s told my mother she thought I was “retarded.” I overheard and was mortified and began talking in class so no […]

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. In this house a lot of cooking happens. Sometimes it’s me making jam and the family recipes I love to create or experiment with and sometimes it is Gianfranco Minuz, a Michelin-starred chef that graces my kitchen with […]

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Are you in the L.A. area and free Friday night? Love the Hollywood Bowl? How about a little soul? I’m giving away tickets in a quick turnaround giveaway. Entries close at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Drumroll…… tickets are to Gladys Knight & Cool and The Gang! The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, has been R&B, soul, […]

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Mel’s Mini Mart

August 8, 2014 by Gina Ruiz - in News

Brought to us by the creative minds at OREO, “Mel’s Mini Mini Mart” tells the story of a sad little mini mart that no one ever wants to visit. Until one day, a family of four stops by and discovers a well-kept secret inside Mel’s.  The day this family discovered the shop, something that others […]

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This summer is hot, sticky and filled with music.  The Hollywood Bowl has a great line-up for August/September and I’m looking forward to beautiful nights under the stars to listen and forget for a time, just how hot and humid it is.   August/September Shows Smooth Summer Jazz  The Hollywood Bowl proudly presents its summer […]

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Chef Gianfranco's Tumeric Ice Cream

I am building a brand for a chef I know. Michelin-starred Italian chef, Gianfranco Minuz knows that brand-building and social media are important. He’s writing a book that will include his vast wealth of recipes, techniques and stories but knows that the road to publishing, let alone selling a cookbook is difficult to say the least. […]

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Pablo Zabaleta of Argentina and Andre Schuerrle of Germany compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The Beautiful Game

July 7, 2014 by Gina Ruiz - in Sports

They call it the beautiful game. And so it is. Beauty, art, movement, dance, acrobatics, contortionism, aerial jumps…poetry in motion. I can’t tell you when the first time I saw a soccer game, or as we call it, futbol, but I can tell you this, it has been in my blood probably from those first […]

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DLK is a Los Angeles based blog written by Gina Ruiz. It is a narrative food blog that celebrates culture, family and tradition while occasionally meandering off to explore other foods and the City of Angels.
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