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Farmhouse cooking class

We ventured to Montecito and Ojai again to join a cookie baking class this time. However, like many things these days, it was canceled. We didn't let that stop us from making cookies, of course (see below), or playing socially distanced outdoors and isolating in a rural, pretty change of scenery (beach, private arcade, art and golf classes included).

Gingerbread man cookie

Gingerbread making for the holidays and royal frosting decorating never disappoints especially when someone gets to take a virtual baking class during middle school to follow along at home and make the dough ahead of time so it's all set chilling in the fridge when ready to make. We buy dark molasses once a year to stock our pantry just for this seasonal special occasion along with the yummy required spices: ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Gingerbread cookie making

Helen and her daughter decorating freshly made gingerbread cookies this season.

Gingerbread trays
Gingerbread men cookies
Gingerbread house
Gingerbread cookies
Cookie plates
Choc chip cookies


Imogen ingerbread 2011

2 yrs old back in 2011



Krystal Chang

Krystal Chang is a writer and designer of flowers, installations, and landscapes in Los Angeles. Her background in architecture and construction informs the spatial quality of her work. She creates bespoke florals for events and clients including Esters Wine Shop, Lunya, Design Within Reach, and Poketo. She designs landscapes for residential and commercial clients with a focus on native and sustainable gardens. Currently she is mostly thinking about food: what to get, where to get it, how to cook it, how to save it. Also, trying to work, reading, and tending to the care and feeding of too many indoor plants and a sourdough starter.
IG: @krystalchang

JAM in House contributpr Christina

Christina Graci is a lover of all things beauty, health and wellness. She has been busy in the industry for 15 years. She is currently doing lots of self care, cooking, and staying active, reconnecting with herself, partner and friends.
IG: @xtinaesthetics

JAM now Triana

Triana Cristobal is an east coast native, west coast transplant. She is a ballerina turned fitness professional. She is also a music maker. You can find her on the dance floor but currently she's back home in nature taking long, beautiful hikes.
IG: @it_me_triana

Helen Jeremy hbo emmys

Helen and husband Jeremy in West Hollywood at Emmy party past

Helen True Detective 2 premiere

Holiday season 2019 premiere party

Thank you to my daughter, Imogen, and husband, Jeremy, my family, my friends, my JAM team and especially to all the continuously dedicated healthcare workers, frontline, food banks, couriers and all the many others helping with economic, racial, gender inequalities, climate change and social justice.