The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades


So I get a text message early in the morning asking if I could make a cake for DJ Houseshoes that night at Little Temple. I had the day off and decided SURE, I’d love to! Instantly thoughts of carving cake into the shape of some house shoes came to mind. I got to the point where I was imagining piping on frosting to look like courderoy when the homie Byze started telling me about Houseshoes obsession with Newport cigarettes. Thats brilliant, a Newport Cake!

I set out to the store to buy all the necessary supplies. I had never made a cake using fondant before and I didnt have time to fuck up! I had exactly enough time to make one cake, right; and deliver it to the Little Temple by Midnight. I didn’t even have time to curl my hair or get dressed up. I literally made the cake right up until we walked the door and then I had to drive like a madwoman to get it to LA in time. Here are some pics of what ensued.

Dj Babu: The Beat Tape Release Party

Make sure you get your presales, they are in VERY limited supply. Not only will you see videos & hear music made by Babu of the World Famous Beat Junkies… but you’ll also be able to get your grub on! I’ll be serving up Rapper’s Delight in the lobby so make sure you come with an appetite.Follow Babu on Twitter

PS- Just in case you didn’t know… I love Hip Hop!

***Here are some pictures from the night***

I didn’t get to take any pictures of Babumpia because folks ate em right as they came out of the fryer… thats how good they were!

Check out Fro Labs break down of the whole night

Babu, Mr. Choc, Makaveli & Cheese and Guru Grape Leaves

Soundation Reggae at Verdugo Bar

Come & get your grub on tomorrow afternoon from 3-8! Verdugo Bar is my favorite bar in all the land, the back patio is lovely and will be even lovely-er tomorrow with reggae bumping out the speakers. Legendary DJs Jrocc, ByzeOne, Shinehead & JFX will be putting it down on the 1’s & 2’s while I serve up plates of home cooked goodness. Free cover & great beer, you have no excuse… come have lunch, linner or dinner with me. Check out the menu! xoxo

Junebugg’s Kitchen on Ustream
December 13, 2009, 6:37 am
Filed under: 2Mex Tamale, Cooking, Junebugg's Kitchen, Music, Rapper's Delight, Ustream

So I decided to take it behind the scenes and show you how it all goes down. It was a rainy day here in Long Beach and I wasn’t interested in going out. Gia called to order 2 dozen 2Mex Tamales and it was the perfect project for a rainy day

This was my second attempt at Ustreaming a live cooking show. The first attempt was a 6 hour Thanksgiving Extravaganza, complete with video & sound problems and lots of cursing (sorry Mom!)

Junebugg’s Kitchen: How to make Thanksgiving
December 2, 2009, 4:20 am
Filed under: Cooking, Friends, Junebugg's Kitchen, Life

I’ve wanted to¬†Ustream a cooking show for sometime now but never got around to it. Two days before Thanksgiving I decided to just go for it. I’ve never done a cooking show before and didn’t really know the logistics of lighting and sound & food prep. Despite my lack of preparation, I did it. The homey Big Krunch came thru and filmed it big movie style and for the most part… it worked. There were a few sound & video lapses but hey! The broadcast ended up being 6 hours long and I showed how to cook all the traditional dishes. On the menu this night we had Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Baked Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, Gravy, Rolls and of course PIE. I sold plates of the yummy goodness to cover my expenses at $11 a pop and folks were happy. DJ Deps put it down on the 1’s & 2’s. Meserak was my sous chef. Yassi came for a goodbye dinner with Leslie before leaving to Belize. Eric Bobo, Raten5Star & Aaron came down from far away to get their grub on. Jonas Lynch & Hahk2 were in the house and Jude brought Lonne for a birthday dinner. It was a wonderful evening, here are some flicks…