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    Vietnamese Iced Coffee

    ExclusiveVietnamese Iced Coffee

    Serves two 17 grams of medium to dark roast coffee, coarsely ground 2 tablespoons of condensed milk ice Aeropress, French press, or Vietnamese coffee filter Note: If you don’t have an Aeropress, you can brew coffee using any other coffee maker you prefer and skip to step three. We recommend immersion coffee brewing, such as Continue…


  2. ExclusiveClams with Lime-Basil Butter

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    Clams with Lime-Basil Butter

    Serves four 1 clove of garlic, finely minced 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh basil Zest from 1 lime 4 stalks of green onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons of butter 3 lbs of clams 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1. Place the clams in a medium sized bowl and fill with fresh water until the Continue…

  3. Honey Walnut Shrimp

    Honey-Walnut Shrimp

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with the California Walnut Board.  All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! When my family first moved to America, everything felt “international.” We had never gone to an Italian restaurant and a salad bar was a Continue…

  4. Berry Basil Beertail

    Berry Basil Beertail

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with our friends at Pints and Plates. All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! There are two things I have been looking forward to in Seattle since last summer: backyard barbecues and berries. You see, Continue…

  5. Ricotta Toast with Blueberry-Basil Quick Jam

    Ricotta Toast with Blueberry-Basil Quick Jam

    Back when we took our first family trip to Los Angeles as a family of three (!!!), we did something I feel is probably out of the question for a few more years. We went out to brunch. To a really popular joint, no less, called Sqirl — you may have heard of it? It Continue…

  6. Home Bar: Piña Colada

    Home Bar: Piña Colada

    I know, I know. Another rum drink. While I’ve already shared my love of the Angostura Colada, I just couldn’t help myself in this recent California heatwave. It’s not often that it’s beach weather in San Francisco, and I could only think of one drink that made sense to enjoy in the sand. The Piña Continue…

  7. Chocolate-Walnut Dipped Strawberry Popsicles

    Chocolate-Walnut Dipped Strawberry Popsicles

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with the California Walnut Board.  All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! While you’re reading this, we’re embarking on our second family vacation as a family of five. Truth be told, we were supposed to Continue…

  8. Breakfast Tacos with Soft Scrambled Eggs & Chorizo (Sponsored)

    Breakfast Tacos Recipe

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with LA VICTORIA®. All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! Having spent a large chunk of my life living up and down the California coast, I can honestly say that there is no more perfect food than Continue…

  9. ExclusiveCoffee Granita with Espresso Salt Finish

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    Coffee Granita with Espresso Salt Finish

    Serves four 2 cups of fresh brewed, hot coffee 1/3 cup of sugar 6 mint leaves For the whipped cream: 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon of sugar Espresso sea salt and mint leaves, for garnish 1. Stir the sugar and mint into the hot coffee until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a Continue…

  10. ExclusiveRadish Toasts with Chive Butter

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    Serves four 1⁄2 baguette, sliced into 1⁄2 inch thick slices 4 tablespoons of butter, at room temperature 1 tablespoon of finely chopped chives 4-5 radishes, sliced very thinly Sea salt, to taste 1. Combine the butter and chives in a small bowl and use your hands to work the chives into the butter. Season with Continue…

  11. ExclusivePan Roasted Pork Chop with Creamy Polenta

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    Serves two For the pork: 2 bone-in pork chops Espresso sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Olive oil For the polenta: 1 1/2 cups of milk 2 cups of water 1 cup of polenta 1 bay leaf 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper, to taste 1. Position a rack in the middle of Continue…

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