What is pitaya? I had no idea until I looked it up. Pitaya is the fruit of several cactus species, including dragonfruit. As a dragonfruit lover, I felt a little embarrassed not knowing this.

Not only does dragonfruit look cool and exotic to match its name, it’s also considered a superfruit with lots of healthy nutrients and antioxidants. I buy it whenever I can to eat alone or to bake with.

Recently I was sent some samples of Pitaya Plus juice to try. Pitaya juice uses dragonfruit from Central America, which have a vibrant magenta colored flesh. I’ve only been able to get my hands on the white flesh ones unfortunately so I don’t know how the magenta ones taste. I really love the pink bottles these drinks are packaged in.

One of the things that really stood out to me about this juice is the super low sugar content.


I really loved the quick and on-the-go mini chocolate chip pancake muffins I made last week. Since I’ve been on a pumpkin baking spree, I thought I’d try making a pumpkin one too.


You might recall, one of my interests is seeking and trying out different kit kat flavors from Japan. I did a post here, documenting ones I’ve found and tried.

Last week I received an incredibly kind gesture and gift.

A few weeks ago, I was checking my twitter feed, when I saw a tweet by Kaoru of Never Turn Down a Cupcake.  She tweeted that she had just received a package from her mom with kit kat flavors from Japan like wasabi and red bean.

When I saw her tweet, I tweeted back that she was so lucky to receive them, and they are both flavors I hadn’t yet tried. Then a minute later, she tweeted that she had more than enough and was willing to share. I was so surprised and touched by her gesture.