Braised Daikon with Scallion Oil

Braised Daikon with Scallion Oil

My mom has a lot of what I call “mom-isms” — philosophies, superstitions, wisdom. My favorite ones are the food ones, like “winter luo buo (daikon) it the yummiest, it’s when daikon is the sweetest and fattiest”. And braised daikon is a beautiful thing as 

Brown Butter Mushroom Orzo

Brown Butter Mushroom Orzo

After over a year of self-restraint, I finally gave in and got the giant box of mixed dried mushrooms from Costco. It comes with dried yellow boletus, oyster mushrooms, porcini, and portobello, and I’m so excited to have fun mushroom on hand all the time!! 

Creamy Smoked Trout Cucumber Bites

Creamy Smoked Trout Cucumber Bites

I classify these cucumber bites as “luxury on a budget” because it feels like the kind of hors d’eouvres you might get served at a charity gala or a wedding, but it’s made with just some creamy dairy (I used greek yogurt and mascarpone, but 

What I’m getting my friends for the holidays this year [2022]

What I’m getting my friends for the holidays this year [2022]

Every year I struggle with the best format to deliver this quasi-gift guide. Ultimately I just want something that you can scroll through quickly to see if any of my gift ideas resonate with the people on your list, and hopefully this fits the bill! 

The Lisboa Recap | 2022

The Lisboa Recap | 2022

I was going to start this out by saying that I didn’t even do a blog post when I was last in Lisbon in 2017! But after a quick search, I realized I did. Having spent a month there (and also having a bit more 

What I’m getting my friends for the holidays

What I’m getting my friends for the holidays

I view gifts as an opportunity to get someone something they may not think to spend/splurge for themselves, often times these are something yummy that they’ll hopefully love and use often. As a consumer, it’s also important for me to support small businesses with my