Tag: Food

Visual Diary: Baja California Eats

I am pretty sure my parents live closer to Mexico than LA, so it seemed reasonable that after 13 years of living in San Diego, they decided to go on a weekend trip to Baja California. This was my parent’s second time driving there and my first time joining them. We left San Diego around noon, drove through Tijuana, then…

Chicken Soup for the Soul

I remember those Chicken Soup for the Soul books I used to see all the time when at bookstores or the library. I looked at the covers again and they seem very 90’s and early 2000’s to me, which is probably around the last time I picked one up. In case you haven’t heard of them, the general idea of…

How College Changed the Food I Eat

  Before college, I ate mostly Chinese food that my mom cooked (and still wish I could eat that everyday). I also had a great love for pita bread from a Persian/Mediterranean store by my house and Souplantation. When I got to college, I thought about the amazing classes that would take, the friends I would make, and the places…

Brownies à la Katherine Hepburn

Do you find yourself cycling through brownie recipe after brownie recipe? Have you been thinking of exclusively making cupcakes instead? Or maybe you’re thinking of becoming vegan? Before you do any of the above, please try out this brownie recipe.   I love these brownies because they are fudgy and warm. The crust is chewy. They melt in your mouth.…

Have an Eggcellent Weekend!

We made it to the weekend! Here are some things that we thought were great this week. Have you Heard? Here’s a cool bay area event this weekend. We had to google this question this week: What ARE ramps?  A new TV show that we’ve been wanting to watch after reading this review.   Health, Beauty, and Wellness Just ordered…

Satisfy Your Inner Bunny With This Carrot Cake

Though Easter wasn’t my original inspiration, it is a wonderful excuse indulge in this carrot cake. Everyone is so thoughtful about making Santa cookies, but who ever leaves a piece of cake for the Easter Bunny?! Mhmm. That’s what I thought. The first time I made this cake was for Bianca’s birthday, during the semester Abbey went hopping down to…

Pro Tip: Madeleines Are Easy

Is there anybody who doesn’t like madeleines? They’re spongey and simple and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, and pretty much every time I see a three-pack of them at Starbucks I buy it (that’s not a pro tip, I am not proud of myself). But I recently discovered that these sweet little babies are not hard to…