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Fluffy Weekend Pancakes

Fluffy Weekend Pancakes

This past Saturday, le bf + I made pancakes for lunch. I’m someone who doesn’t like breakfast food very much, so he was skeptical that I wanted to make them (and for lunch). What can I say? A whim! I found this recipe on Google, […]

Sundays are for Baking: Aya Kneads Dough for the Very First Time (Matcha-Azuki Twists!)

Sundays are for Baking: Aya Kneads Dough for the Very First Time (Matcha-Azuki Twists!)

Sundays are for baking! During (f)unemployment, I’m doing my best to create + learn new things. Today’s task was trying this recipe from Peaceful Cuisine. I had some koshian (mashed azuki/red bean paste) in the fridge and was looking for some recipes to try when […]

Pasta for Two: Delicious Mushroom Linguine

Pasta for Two: Delicious Mushroom Linguine

In the past few weeks, I’ve been craving the buttery mushroom sautée that a friend made several years ago. So, today, I decided to make a buttery mushroom pasta for two. I enjoyed it and my mom did too (I think). It’s super easy, and […]

Pain au Chocolat, Chocolatine, Chocolate Croissant: Whatever You Call It, I’ll Eat It

Pain au Chocolat, Chocolatine, Chocolate Croissant: Whatever You Call It, I’ll Eat It

I have many food weaknesses, but pain au chocolat is probably in the Top 10. A delicious, flaky pastry surrounding a rich strip of chocolate. Who can refuse? Not me. My addiction began while studying abroad in Paris. Although I’ve always been a fan of cakes, […]

Foggy San Francisco

Foggy San Francisco

I feel like whenever people find out I’m from California, they assume blue skies, warm beaches and sunshine all the time. I hate to disappoint, but I’m from NorCal and San Francisco, in particular, often looks like this: foggy, grey and windy. A few weeks […]

Macaron Mania: Discovering the Secret

Macaron Mania: Discovering the Secret

After baking 4 batches of macarons in the span of 24 hours, I now know with the ultimate macaron-baking secret! Okay, maybe I’m being a little too dramatic, but I do have some tips on how to make your homemade macarons bake well. My parents and […]

Nightly Sketch: Open Mic Edition

Nightly Sketch: Open Mic Edition

I’ve been going to my local cafés open mic’s recently. I love to sing, and it’s been a great, supportive community of folks from a wide range of backgrounds. Last night, I sang Adele’s Turning Tables. I was extra nervous for some reason, and it […]

Summer Harvest!

Summer Harvest!

Today’s summer harvest! Grape tomatoes, mini eggplants, green peppers, yellow squash. Also picked some Perilla leaves, but they aren’t pictured. It’s funny, my mom didn’t plant any Perilla seeds this year, but they must have been leftover from the previous year or something. Side story: […]

Macarons: I can’t justify buying them anymore

Macarons: I can’t justify buying them anymore

French cookies, pastries, candies – you name them, I want ’em. I’ve been addicted to macarons for some time now, and I’m quite positive that I’ve spent an ungodly number of euros eating through the macarons of France (and the US). [Maybe I’ll do a […]

A First Time for Everything: Sailing Edition

A First Time for Everything: Sailing Edition

On Tuesday, I went sailing for the first time ever. Kenji + his mom invited me to join them on their friend’s boat and we sailed a bit around the San Francisco bay, waiting until fireworks time. I actually can’t swim. [Not for a lack […]