Tag Archive: Yum

Foodcation: South America

Ways to make me happy: Make me food. Buy me food. Be food. Food. Eating, sipping, gulping, tasting, chewing, slurping: Food and drink are such an inherent part of any cultural experience. Yet,… Continue reading

Foodcation: Buenos Aires, Argentina

What comes to mind when you hear “Buenos Aires”? Tango or Evita, perhaps? Wine? Steak? Dulce de leche? You may have made many of these associations, though I suspect your preferred search engine is… Continue reading

Foodcation: Portland, Oregon

They say if you live in Portland, you need three things: a bike, a dog, or a tattoo; if you have all three, you’re the epitome of cool. I think there’s an unspoken quality… Continue reading

Lima, Peru

Have you ever heard that familiarity breeds liking? It’s normally in reference to interpersonal relations, but I think it could be said of most anything, including places. Lima is one of those cities… Continue reading

Casa Córdoba

A water fountain, with its subtle, merry gurgle, welcomes you into an intimate courtyard. Brilliant tables and the cheerful shades of hand-painted flourishes brighten the outdoor alcove on even the cloudiest of days. Quaint,… Continue reading

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Try the pork chop. Juicy. Or, ooh, the trout. Tasty. And look, you can top all dishes with an egg – double yay! What am I talking about? A restaurant. In Calistoga. Called Farmstead. That… Continue reading

Teaquation: Break Up With Boba

  Breakups are hard. Unless you weren’t in love anymore…or in my case, ever. So the breakup with boba was easy, cold turkey (my usual style), and pain-free (unlike my recent gallbladder surgery).… Continue reading

The Pura Vida Experience

Pura Vida  /poo-ruh vee-duh/ Spanish for “pure life.” Costa Ricans use this expression to mean many things: Hello! How are you? You only live once, eh? What bad luck. Have a nice day!… Continue reading

Eleven Shades of ‘Ello

With all the limoncello I’ve recently made, my inner mixologist is feeling creative. I rummage the kitchen for mixers (as you know, scrounging up ingredients is a skill of mine), and here’s what… Continue reading

Impromptu Sangria

What happens when you open a bottle of wine you don’t like? My instinct is to use it for cooking. Do I throw it in some pasta sauce? Mix it into a marinade?… Continue reading

Last-Minute Veggies

Being the procrastinator that I am, I’m pushing the time limit on a day I have to dash off to a luncheon bearing vegetables. Think quick! I have an hour to spare…what can… Continue reading

When Life (or a Coworker) Brings You Lemons…Make Limoncello!

One April morning, I find lemons in the office kitchen. Bags and bags of lemons. Somebody’s fruit-bearing trees have produced more of the yellow fruit than the family can consume. Score! Coincidentally, I’ve… Continue reading

Saratoga Wine Stroll

1 cute downtown, 24 local shops, 60 wines. At least I think it was around 60. Can you blame me for not having an accurate count, considering I attempted to complete the 24-stop… Continue reading

Corkscrew Cafe, Carmel Valley

In Carmel Valley, there’s a little gem that’s off the beaten path called Corkscrew Cafe. It was (for me…and everyone I’ve brought here), love at first taste. The restaurant is quaint and idyllic… Continue reading

Made in Chocolate Heaven

Reporting to you live from Fort Mason in San Francisco…! Ok, so I’m not actually typing this live; it would have been awfully silly of me to try blogging whilst surrounded by chocolate… Continue reading

Salmon Trio

Doing groceries, I pass the seafood display and see some incredibly large, fatty salmon. And it’s fresh! I purchase an overly large filet thinking to do a fail-proof Pacific Rim Marinade. Arriving home,… Continue reading

Food! (And lots of it!)

Filipinos eat a lot. Like, a lot. A single day can consist of up to five meals – not the typical three, but five. Five! There’s the standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner; add… Continue reading