Trader Joe’s February Edition

The appearance of the latest Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer in my mailbox served as a reminder that it’s been over a month since my last visit. So after reading through the flyer, I went to...


Parmesan Zucchini Crisps

Zucchini slices are coated in parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs and then cooked until crispy. They make a great appetizer or side dish.


Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are a copycat of the famous Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies. The tiny bakery in New York City almost always has a line of New Yorkers and tourists waiting to buy...


Herb & Eatery

Herb & Eatery is a cafe and chef’s market connected to Herb & Wood. The casual eatery is the latest concept by Chef Brian Malarkey and opened just a few months ago. It’s also the...


Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes

These red velvet cakes have a molten lava center. It’s an easy dessert for two and great for Valentine’s Day dessert. I’ve made chocolate lava cakes, Nutella lava cakes, and Matcha green tea lava...


Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee, a very popular coffee chain from the San Francisco Bay Area, recently opened its first store in San Diego. If you’ve spent any significant amount of time in the Bay Area, you’ve...


February Ramblings

Hello, hello! I’m taking a moment to share some things I’ve been up to recently. 1. My friend recently went to Taipei. I shared with her a bunch of places I had on my...


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Here are some gift ideas I put together: Cookies by Design Instead of flowers, how about a customized cookie bouquet? Giant cookies in a bouquet are...


Self-Serve Mochi Ice Cream at Whole Foods Market

In the last few weeks I’ve seen a flurry of articles regarding Whole Food Market now offering mochi ice cream with some of the locations having self-serve mochi ice cream bars. We’ve been really lucky in...


Quinoa Fried Rice

This healthier fried rice is made with quinoa instead of white rice. It’s an easy, delicious and gluten free meal. And you get all the great nutritious benefits of eating quinoa. Quinoa is gluten-free, packed...