During my weekend in LA, I ate a lot of delicious food. I was staying in Santa Monica and after some great Thai food, I was able to convince my hosts to stop in Malibu for some gelato. They mentioned… Continue Reading
Moana had a bit of a disjointed storyline but the animation and the remarkable music were a joy to engage in. I think she is a great heroine that empowers little girls to experience new things even if everyone tells… Continue Reading
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During late October, I went to my first Durja puja celebration. I am trying to learn more about it because I am going to the large Kolkata celebration in October 2017. While the other food was not the best, this… Continue Reading
When I went peach picking last summer, I made two kinds of peach pie mix to put in my freezer: there was just so much fruit! There are many peach orchards in Oregon. This last summer was so hot we… Continue Reading
One of my local Indian stores has remodeled from becoming a grocer and awesome chaat or dinner spot, to also a sweets and ice cream destination. It is a lovely surprise because besides the Baskin and Robbins or Coldstone nearby,… Continue Reading
When searching the best brunches in Portland online, Ya Hala, a Lebanese restaurant came up. I really liked the idea of middle eastern brunch, with lots of lamb and inventive pastries. Ya Hala is located in SE Portland, near Country… Continue Reading
I went to the Italian festival one weekend mostly to find some good cannoli. There had already been middle eastern brunch earlier that day but my friend and I were enjoying another hedonistic weekend.
So I posted about this epic cake that was brought for a work potluck and decided I wanted to recreate it myself, because 1.) It was delicious and 2.) I had a bag of pastry cream in my freezer. My… Continue Reading
From here, there are some summer updates that I am behind on. I’m happy to announce that I am officially settling into fall and that means more writing! Let’s start with a fun July moment from this year. As per… Continue Reading