Pear Flognarde

Pear Flognarde

This is another rustic cake I put together a couple weeks back from Mimi Thorrison’s A Kitchen in France and it was one of my favorite recipes to put together for the month. It was a easy cake and it reminded me of the…

52 Hike Challenge Update

Hike 1: Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Neighborhood: Lake Balboa Distance: 2.6 miles Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5, very easy Elevation: 2 floors (Using the FitBit application. My Fitbit app does not pick up elevation differences by feet, instead it will report how…

Happy 2017!

Happy 2017! I finally have gone for myself and my husband to purchase some house slippers. I also purchased leg warmers today and the cashier asked me if leg warmers were coming back in style. I should have channeled my inner trendsetter said…

52 Hike Challenge starting 2017!

So I decided to do the 52 Hike Challenge starting for next year which is happening next week. I guess you can call it a New Years Resolution because it’s happening in the new year but I would like to think the stars…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path September 2015 – On a dinghy to Capri island, admiring the path created behind me.

Persimmon Chips

My favorite things about autumn are drinking hot drinks, planning for the holidays, crafting, and the of course fruit. I always look forward to when persimmon season arrives, I buy pounds of it every week before it disappears in the market. I usually…

I sure do miss the coffee…

I was in San Francisco this past week for a conference and now I am very, very tired. I was sick prior to the conference and had minimal rest. Yesterday evening, I came back home and finally got that long-desired rest and still…

Things I’ve been doing lately…

I can’t believe September is over and I’m cleaning through my draft box. What have I been up to lately? House remodeling – Well…it all has to start with doing the electrical in the house before we start doing any further remodeling and…

Ohshima Japanese Cuisine

Duck and forbidden rice Front: Cherry Salmon Back: Toro aka Tuna Belly Omakase plate – worth it! Waygu beef roll I cannot believe I’ve had this one in “Drafts” for the past month just sitting. Our friends took K and me to this…

Feels like Fall

Over the weekend my husband,  his brother,  and I went to Seattle…for less than 48 hours. No, I am not going to write  a guidebook like I’m an expert as some bloggers do. I’ll write like one does in Seattle for less than…

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