Panda Cotta – Panna Cotta with Black Sesame Jelly

Hello, world. For those of you (hopefully that’s a few people here and there) reminiscing about the good old days when semi-regular blog posts were a thing, fear not! The wedding started on time, I didn’t trip down the aisle, the Fiancé is now the Husband, we have regretfully returned from a week of nonstop…

Joy – Citrus Chocolate Tart

You know the kind of positivity that supposedly comes from contorting your limbs into impossible yoga poses, imbibing fermented beverages, Instagramming avocado toasts and quinoa bowls, and thinking sunny thoughts? I’m not so sure it works, but correct me if I’m wrong. I’m loath to try Kombucha and I’ll take a big bowl of white rice…

I Need a Break from Emails – Warm Hummus with Spiced Lamb

I realized I haven’t written anything of note lately. Every day I write work emails. Hi So and so! Here’s a quick recap of our sync yesterday: Bullet point 1. Bullet point 2. Bullet point 3. Please let me know if there are any action items we need to recalibrate on (oh yes, recalibrate is…

Demon Oven – Caramel Banana Brûlée Crêpe Cake

What do you do when your best friend explodes in occasional bouts of brief yet unjustified rage? Keep your distance, wait for it to blow over, and pretend that nothing has happened. What if, then, your friend’s mental health takes a turn for the worse and she embarks on these tirades with greater frequency?  Keep your…

Change – Tater Tot Poutine

The world is a changed place. Interpret that statement how you will. Me, I’ll stick to the bright and cheerful. I bought a new pair of jeans after finally wearing a hole in the pair I’ve been wearing since college. I’ve been told these magical jeans give me the semblance of a butt. I’m no…

Prejudiced – Lamb Loin Chops

This was supposed to be a sandwich post. I had the post all thought out – I’d write about prejudice. Nothing thought-provoking or stomach-churning, just a few paragraphs detailing my extreme prejudice with regards to sandwiches. Un-toasted wonder bread? No. Pathetic slices of limp, compressed turkey masquerading as honey-smoked ham? No. Shredded lettuce Subway style?…

Vroom Vroom – Black Sesame Cream Puffs

Yesterday, 4:34pm.  Highway 280. Inching forward at 3 mph. A motorcyclist buzzed past me on the left. Tough guy, you know. Dark shades, long grizzled beard, all-American denim overalls. And a little blue cooler strapped to the seat behind him. As I watched the little blue cooler zip off between the stationary cars, a foreign thought…

Finally – Chimichurri Steak Salad

I stay true to my promises. To everyone who has queried about the dearth of blog posts this past month, here’s the long-awaited end to the drought. Let’s talk about pet peeves. I had a teacher in high school who had something against pen-clicking. She had the short gray curls of a woman past middle…

Mini Post – Mini Strawberry Crisp

I do make savory dishes, I really do. And it is my every intention to take some pictures of them and post them on this little blog. But then dinner rolls around and I’m starving and I think I’m going to finish cooking by 6pm but I actually don’t finish until 8:30pm so… Maybe next…

The Common Room – Bulgogi Tacos

At the little international school I attended in high school, there was a common room reserved for the top of the food chain. There, the 11th and 12th graders congregated to drink coffee, roll cigarettes, and gossip the best we could about our 120-student strong school, of which three quarters was below the age of…

Adulthood – Rosemary Citrus Upside Down Cake

I used to hate mustard. Quasi-neon yellow squiggle down a mystery meat hot dog. Smeared into a revolting brown-red stain with the ketchup on a flabby white hamburger bun. A putrid puddle on a plate next to a lukewarm corn dog. Now that I think about it, perhaps it was the lackluster foods that served…