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October 16, 2015
Ferrari - Rome Airport

I admit it. I have delayed writing about Italy. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to relive those memories, or because I didn’t want to edit the photos, or because I had a bad experience. It was because writing about it here meant that it was over. Not that every trip I ever take to Italy is over. Just that the particular experience I had is complete. With this post, the circle is made complete. And, it took me a…

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Recipes Travel

Chocolate Matcha Balls

Growing up, I hated coffee. It was so tannic, so bitter, so…ugh. In fact, it wasn’t until I turned 30 that I liked coffee (and I still prefer it with milk and sugar). So, instead, I drank tea. A lot of tea. British-style, with…

July 12, 2015
Iceland Aurora Borealis


Alien, treeless landscapes. Eerie, fog-covered swaths of land stretching for miles. Waterfalls that seemed to emerge from nowhere. Iceland had intrigued me since I was twenty. The photos I saw captured a world that existed only in fairy tales. There were other places on…

June 14, 2015
Baking Travel

Absinthe Cupcakes

I have a teeny-tiny obsession with absinthe. It started back in college – the liqueur was still illegal then – when a friend of the guy I was dating brought back a bottle from Prague. We had it in the classic college way. In…

August 23, 2011


This past weekend, I went up to SF…with one goal in mind: go to Tartine Bakery. The mission was a success. After some joyful waiting in line during which I ogled/admired the menu, I came away with two loaves of freshly-baked bread (one olive…

July 7, 2011