Braised Lentils with Mirepoix salad & Tough Love

Do you have an album that everytime you play it, your heart ebbs and flows with the music? Its almost life giving? In my mind, this isn’t really an energizing album but one that soothes, comforts and encourages without bringing you down. Jessie Ware’s second album¬†Tough Love¬†does this for me. Her voice is incredible and […]

Savory Toast & Pocket Symphony

Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever to grace the pages of Licorice Pizza Pie? I almost didn’t feel like I could make this a pairing because it was so easy. I had a lot of house to clean, the sun was shining and I wanted something refreshing, light, easy and that would allow […]

Citrus Salad & Wonderful Wonderful

Winter in Seattle has me in its grasp again. Somewhere in the middle of a dark afternoon, I find myself playing melodramatic songs that put me in a gloomy mood and then walk home in the rain, still listening to gloomy music. I’ve noticed it takes real effort to shake myself out of this mood. […]

Japanese Curry Hand Pies & Pink Moon

I used to hate the flavor of Japanese curry. While living in Japan in middle school and high school, the hatred only grew exponentially day by day. I couldn’t put a word or reason behind it, although to this day I think it was because I wasn’t thrilled with having to move to Japan in […]

Spicy Roasted Chicken with Garbanzo Beans & Pyromania

I’m sort of a pyromaniac especially when I’m camping. I love candles, watching fire, tending fires and occasionally creating really big bonfires. All with safety in mind of course. Fortunately, I’ve never had a close call or anything similar. A cautious pyromaniac potentially. The closest was when I was camping with a good friend, years […]