So, I’ve been walking lately . A brisk morning walk several times a week, as well as walking wherever I can vis a vis taking the car. Although I have always espoused a life of decadence ( i.e. rationalising my laziness ), a pain au chocolat in one hand and a good book in the other, cozily ...
Sesame Soba Noodles
I was at our neighborhood coffee shop yesterday morning. I woke up a just a tiny bit earlier so I could sneak a solo coffee before I went to market. Which I suppose is a funny thing to do on Valentines, but I love it when I have time to grab a cup of coffee before heading to the market on ...
Quick Blueberry and Chia Seed Jam
Did I ever tell you that my father was a photographer? If not by profession then definitely by heart. Long before the arrival of digital cameras, he lugged his ( what seemed to me then ) huge camera everywhere. I had to pose for so many photos. “ Look up…look left…look down…chin up… ” I ...
Peking Pork Chops
If you are thinking that much of what we eat at home is Asian food , or at the very least Asian-influenced food, then you would be absolutely right. My pantry is packed with everything from soy sauce ( regular and dark ) to sesame oil ( Chinese and Korean ), oyster sauce and hoisin, Shaoxing ...
Bulgogi Korean BBQ
My little neighborhood has been getting spiffier by the minute . I still remember when I just moved in, my pregnant belly swaying before me, excited to be in the heart of the city ( that’s me…the city girl ), eager to explore my new home. There were definitely some gems already in place back ...
Korean Beef Stew...and I'm back
Hi. I hope you’re still here. Because I am. I always have been in a way. All throughout these past months of little sleep, of no respite, of tiredness and sadness. Of trying to get by, trying to make sure everything was at least a decent amount done. Of squeezing in work, and children,
Fight Food Waste -- Love Food Don’t Waste
Hi folks…you still there? I hope so, because I've been a bit pensive lately, a bit meditative, and usually, when I surface from these states, I have a thing or two to share. And where else would I share it but here…a space where no one can interrupt me and I can ramble to my heart’s content. So
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
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,