Happy 4th – Cheddar-Stuffed Guacamole Burgers

It is mere coincidence that the day I sit down to dust the cobwebs off my food blog also happens to be the day of our glorious American independence. It is also serendipitous happenstance that the subject of today’s post is burgers, the most American of American foods. There are many things I could say…

Practice Makes Perfect – Eggs Benedict Doughnuts

There’s something masochistic about watching videos of young music prodigies on YouTube to wile away my precious time and make myself feel awful about my thoroughly average musical abilities. It hurts. But I keep doing it. In recent months I’ve tried dusting off my bow and revisiting the tried and true favorites whose fingerings and…

Two Poems – Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

too fast couldn’t stop heart skipped a beat then I looked in my rear view mirror to see slick, rain-kissed asphalt blissfully squirrel-gut free hey you you in the left lane we the people with places to go people to see jobs to do deadlines to meet speedometers that work feet on the gas not so…

Spoiled – Instant Pot Japanese Pork Belly (Kakuni)

I had a long whirlwind week of nonstop meetings in a windowless room, networking parties and dinners filled with shouted conversations over pounding music, and late night I-must-finish-this-deck-before-tomorrow hotel room work sessions. Then the conference ended and the Mister came to pick me up. We were soon happily zipping down the carpool lane toward home…

Procrastination – Lemon and Cranberry Stripe Cake

I baked this cake last year. Twice. Once for Friendsgiving and once again in December specifically for this blog. Last year, you say? Last year was but twenty one days ago! Be careful my friend, that’s a slippery slope you’re on. Just yesterday I was cooking two bowls of Easy Mac in my dorm mate’s…

Inferno – Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls

Dear cyclist riding down Castro at 5:20pm, December 4, 2017, dressed in black on a black bicycle with no lights, no reflectors, just sheer luck and a death wish – why??? I’m happy to report that I avoided committing vehicular manslaughter today by a few feet. But I’ve now added a new circle to what…

Mini Post 2 – Mini Blueberry Chocolate Bread Puddings

Do you have extra bread lying around the house and need a way in which to consume them with more calories than they would otherwise furnish? Do you need a little extra padding around the midsection with which to waddle into the holiday season? (I like to think of it as a liver-friendly version of…

Flaky – Passionfruit Curd Tartelettes

As a child, I attempted to keep a diary. Strong, amazing women kept diaries. Like Anne Frank. I would be just like her, recording all the mundane trivialities of my non-tragic, completely average, upper middle-class American life for all posterity. I did my best. I told my diary that I went to art class today,…

I’m a Noob – Pink Grapefruit Lemonade

Dear faithful readers, Guess who used the auto mode on her mother’s old Canon DSLR (too scary to try using the other modes), downloaded the free 7-day trial of Lightroom (not ready to pay $9.99 a month yet), watched a 15 minute all-you-need-to-know-about-Lightroom-crammed-into-as-little-time-as-possible tutorial video on Youtube (the guy talked really fast but hey, he…

Honeymoon – Katsu Curry with Green Onion and Poached Egg

My brain briefly danced with the idea of writing a series of travel posts to memorialize our honeymoon. But free time is difficult to come by and my iPhone photos are hardly the type to evoke dreamy wanderlust so the dance came to an abrupt halt. Alas, we’ll just have to make do with some…

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…