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 […]

Red Lentil Thai Curry Soup & Tear The Roots

How do you feel about silence? Have you ever really thought about it? Silence has come to mean many different things over the years,  a mixture of good and bad. Have you ever noticed what silence means depending on who you are with? With your partner or closest friend, silence can be a comfort. With […]

Grilled Roasted Ginger Marinated Steak & Junjo

Until Bon Appetit’s article and recipe for Roasted Ginger Dressing, I had never heard of roasted ginger. IT IS LIFE CHANGING. There is something magical about roasted ginger. It is umami and slightly sweet, with a hint of darkness from the char. The recipe is also wonderful because it makes too much. Finding what else […]