Camomile Sour

I love a good cup of tea! It can be so comforting and I have always loved the slight bitterness. Camomile is one of my favorites and it adds so much to this bright refreshing summer cocktail! The key is to make concentrated tea ahead of time so it stands up to the rest of…

Ultimate Lamb Burger

I grew up eating some of the best home cooked dinners by my mom who is basically the Martha Stewart of San Jose. Minus the prison time and insider trading. She made my siblings and I halloween costumes, pillow cases for the couch, wreaths, and the best freaken spaghetti you’ve ever had in your life!…

Too Early to be Spring

The temperature in Sonoma is all over the place! First it’s mid 60s, then drastically 80s for a week, and finally in the 50s! That 80 degree weather was frightening because it’s too early for spring let alone summer weather. This drink is my ode to the end of winter and my love of Middle…

Reverse Seared Lamb CHops

As a child lamb was one of my favorite dishes! In fact, my father used to say I had the most expensive taste out of my siblings because while they wanted a hamburger or pasta at restaurants I always singled in on the rack of lamb. My favorite smell in the kitchen is my mom’s…

Paris 1889

I have been on a serious Apéritif and Digestif kick recently! Hopefully I’m not alone in this love affair with these sweet, bitter, and herbaceous liqueurs. They add lots of complexity to a drink even with minimal ingredients. They are however one of those items that are hard to find “substitutes” for when it comes…

Lomo Saltado for one

Currently I am trying to fill the void in my heart where solo travel and wonderlust once thrived with cooking a new cultural dish once a week. Shockingly I’ve never been the person who feels the sting of loneliness when they are alone. People have always confused me, and at one point in my life…

Clockwork Sour

Aperitifs are liqueurs drank before a meal to stimulate ones appetite. Don’t you just love the way Europeans think? There are so many ways to introduce pleasure in to ones life even as small as a drink to help increase the pleasure of a meal. Probably one of the most popular aperitifs is the Italian…

Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

2 Tbls Olive Oil 1 Larger Sweet Yellow Onion Diced 3 Stalks Celery Diced 2 Large Carrots Diced 3 Large Garlic Cloves Finely Chopped 1 Tbls Salt 1 Tbls Black Pepper 1lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 2 Cups Water 4 Cups Chicken Stock 1 Cup Chicken Bone Broth 4 Bay Leaves 1 Tbls Dried Oregano…

Thyme is Honey

This past week has been filled with many hours spent contemplating a serious life decision. As with many things in life the concern I had was, “will I have enough money to make this decision”? It’s unfortunate that some many decisions in life, for all of us, come down to this question. What’s more unfortunates…

Jamaican Me Thirsty

I discovered a new series on Hulu called Eater’s Guide to the World. Well, new to me since it’s actually been out since November of last year. I loved the first episode, Dining Alone in the Pacific Northwest, because I’m a solitary creature and love to explore food scenes alone. Dining with a partner is…