French Onion Soup

Covid 19, People quarantined for over 3 months now,, summer vacation plans cancelled, Riots across the world, “Anarchy” in Capitol Hill (or not..depending on who you ask) historically unprecedented unemployment, toxic media coverage of everything and anything that is currently going on in the world and in all this mayhem, NASA launches the first private…

Magic Coffee – Dalgona coffee

The last two weeks of my quarantine have been filled with delicious food since I am cooking every day and I have also been incredibly caffeinated, thanks to this newly discovered coffee inspired by South Korean candy of the same name. One of my colleagues at work shared a photo of this coffee with me…

Orange scented French Toast

So what do you do when you can’t go anywhere? I cook and bake, if you are more ambitioned you might be cleaning out your closets or the king of ambition – you tackle a remodel. I can’t put my mind to anything meaningful but baking and just so that I feel somewhat accomplished I…

Bacon Waffles in times of Crisis

  I’ve seen it happening in the movies but never thought I would find myself in the middle of a full blown worldwide pandemic – COVID 19 outbreak – a new virus from China – with Washington being one of the top epicenters in the United States. Now if you belong to the lucky ones,…

New Frontiers – Brazilian (Smoothie) Acai Bowls

Wow what a week it has been – new frontiers for sure have been conquered. Mike had his first ever (Meniscus) surgery and everybody who ever had surgery knows how stressful the process of getting ready for surgery can be. Personally I hate nothing more than getting into that ugly gown and blue stretchy surgery…

Good Bye Sky

Wow where should I start, it has been 5 months since my last blog entry and as you can imagine a lot has happened. I think I should get the sad news out first, I had to say good bye to my beloved dog Sky and unfortunately I couldn’t even be with her during her…

Poached Pears in Red Wine, Anise and Cinnamon

Maybe a little bit late to the party but why not extend the holiday memories with some holiday food? To me this is the ultimate Holiday dessert, the house smells like Christmas when you poach the pears with cinnamon, anise, orange and allspice. This is a super versatile dessert, you can slice the pears and…

Fragrant Duck with Plum Sauce on Bao Buns

Good Bye fun Christmas time!! Since I just posted an extensive blog about the last 3 months nothing exciting to report – it was more a “sobering” week than exciting. The Seahawks lost against the Dallas Cowboys – unnecessary in my humble opinion; we “de-holidized” the house and took all the lights down, put the…