Aspiring global foodist with an insatiable appetite for travel, adventure, exploring new foods, and learning...(even if I'm doing it all via daydreaming!)

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." G.B. Shaw just gets me.
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Late night learning of various cheeses! I finally found the courage to write IN my cook books and make notes!

Late night learning of various cheeses! I finally found the courage to write IN my cook books and make notes!

Mama and baby cupcakes! Chocolate and peppermint.

Mama and baby cupcakes! Chocolate and peppermint.

Something’s not right…

Something’s not right…

I love making chocolate bites with cereal. Two of my favorite things!

My mother always said “you need to learn how to cook traditional food. When I’m not around you’re going to miss it!” And boy was she right! I should’ve taken notes! I miss her cooking and while the recipes in this book are the very same foods I grew up eating, they’re not the same as how my mom makes it. And she doesn’t write (not particularly well in Hmong or English), she also gives the worst verbal directions, bless her heart. I am desperately missing her comfort food.

My mother always said “you need to learn how to cook traditional food. When I’m not around you’re going to miss it!” And boy was she right! I should’ve taken notes! I miss her cooking and while the recipes in this book are the very same foods I grew up eating, they’re not the same as how my mom makes it. And she doesn’t write (not particularly well in Hmong or English), she also gives the worst verbal directions, bless her heart. I am desperately missing her comfort food.

Last night I made a last minute batch of Pot de Créme! I had a taste this morning before work (totally couldn’t wait until I got home as I was so excited for it to set!) and it was so yummy! Used Andrew Zimmern’s recipe and added a chocolate strawberry as a treat!

My life hack: no juicer, no problem! An electric mixer beater works just fine!

My life hack: no juicer, no problem! An electric mixer beater works just fine!

Perfect Saturday morning at Caffe Aficionado in Arlington, VA 

Drinking: cappuccino 
Eating: chocolate croissant
Reading: Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman

Perfect Saturday morning at Caffe Aficionado in Arlington, VA

Drinking: cappuccino
Eating: chocolate croissant
Reading: Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman







Tomato-Kale Pesto!
- Tomatoes
- Kale
- Garlic
-Olive Oil
- Salt-N-Pepa

Tomato-Kale Pesto!

- Tomatoes

- Kale

- Garlic

-Olive Oil

- Salt-N-Pepa

Excited to try more flavors when I’m in England!