Food

  1. Persimmon Salad with Grapes, Avocado, and Walnuts

    Persimmon Salad with Grapes, Avocado, and Walnuts

    Persimmons and I have a funny relationship. My mom and grandpa love them and for years, I didn’t really know what the fuss was about — especially after I had mistakenly assumed that Hachiya and Fuyu persimmons were interchangeable. I bit into the former — an elongated fruit that seemed as harmless as a pear Continue…

    I offer you this Thanksgiving salad recipe, otherwise known as "that beautiful dish you don't have to fret about in advance."
  2. Kabocha, Olive Oil, and Chocolate Cake

    Kabocha, Olive Oil, and Chocolate Cake

    It snowed in Seattle. On November 4th. I mean…I realize we left California for the PNW but this was something. There’s a part of me that really hates slowing down in any sort of capacity, but there’s a major upside to being slowed down by weather. It literally forces me to relax a little. And Continue…

  3. 6 Minute Pressure Cooker Oatmeal

    6 Minute Pressure Cooker Oatmeal

    Our kitchen renovation process was no small feat and now that it’s *nearly* over, I can honestly say that I never want to renovate a kitchen again. We learned a lot about ourselves and the remodeling process and we are so thankful that we made a few good decisions to make the whole thing a Continue…

  4. A Cozy Family Gathering with Lemi Shine

    A Cozy Family Gathering with Lemi Shine

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with Lemi Shine. All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! Those of you who’ve been following the #tktudor renovation on Instagram might recognize some of these images of our new kitchen. We’re not quite ready to Continue…

  5. Lasagnette

    I got a text message the other day, from my friend who is on her honeymoon in Italy. She and I met actually when we were both studying abroad in Siena, a walled city in Tuscany. Thirteen years later, the internet cafe we all used to hang out at is now a pizza parlor, but Continue…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

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