Hi there. I know I’ve been away for a bit. I know it’s been a little quiet over here. I wish I could tell you ( as I usually do ) that work, Halloween planning, big school decisions, friends, life, and a million and one everyday things kept me too busy. I wish . I wish for the insistent
The Wagyu Bacon Giveaway...We Have a Winner!!
How is everyone doing this wet and windy Friday? Another typhoon has hit our shores and, as I've seen report after report on the news, floods abound and power is already down in some areas. Now is the time to stay home and hunker down with your family...or with a good book and a bowl of something
Buttery Broiled Sole
I was flipping through a parenting magazine a couple of days ago, reading all the articles packed to the brim with how-to’s and good advice and words of wisdom…and I felt a familiar sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Familiar because I realized, surprised, that I always feel this way when
Breakfast #72: Wagyu Bacon & Eggs, Indulgence, and A Giveaway!
I left you last week while I was bemoaning my sorry state of having been reduced to wearing all flats …my heels gathering dust as they no longer fit my post-pregnancy feet ( not to mention my post-pregnancy lifestyle ). What is a girl to do? Do I resign myself to the fact that tottering around,
It's Friday....and some bits & things for the weekend!
It's Friday and I'm down with horrid bug. It's been going around these parts, first with the little girl, then with the little boy, and then finally with mama...where it has settled with some vengeance in the form of achy bones and a really painful throat. Not much of a Friday night for certain
Three Cups Chicken
I swear. I look around and realize that I have, suddenly and frightfully, reached the depths of un-sophistication. Ok, I’ll be honest, maybe not so “ suddenly ”. But most definitely frightfully. I was puttering around one morning, organizing my shoes ( puttering?? organizing my shoes?? Why am
Double Chocolate Brownie Bites
Never enough hours in the day! I often find myself thinking this, wishing for a magic wand or time-management fairy godmother to grant me some extra hours to get just a little bit more done. Finish off a couple more emails, take the kids to the park, go through just one more extra report, cook a
Breakfast #71: Golden Granola
I’m back from a weekend away with my work-mates that I mentioned in this post ( where I also mention lots of chocolate so do head back there! ) and we are now smack in the middle of a new week. Catching up with everything left behind does that I suppose. But I am invigorated, or should I say ...
It's Friday...and some links for the weekend!
It's Friday...finally! The weekend leans close enough for us to touch, for us to get a whiff of her entrancing perfume. The smell of fresh sheets, cookies baking, lime in an icy gin & tonic, and warm buttered popcorn in a darkened cinema. Hours to fill with anything you want...sleeping in ( a ...
Lapu-lapu with Cantonese Style Steamed Fish Sauce
Although I live in the city, you can’t take the island girl out of me. I think everyone that lives here is, essentially, an island person. We are, after all, living in an archipelago with over 7,000 islands. And , technically, I am on an island myself…just a very large one, and living nowhere