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Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Since it was just my 20 month old baby and I in the house this afternoon, naturally I decided to make a lunch for 6 people. I mean, if I put in the same effort making lunch for 2 as I do for 6, I […]

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Ever since we found a school that would finally admit my 4 year old into Pre-K, two days ago, I found myself having a little bit more time on my hands with just one kid to take care of all day. Bon bons and soap […]

The most thankless job in the world.

The most thankless job in the world.

Once a week, as I’m scrubbing the shower grout with a special brush specifically for grout (being neurotic as I am I found a grout brush), I wonder if anyone notices what I’m doing, or cares. If I was gone, would the shower just mildew […]

Nothing to lose.

Nothing to lose.

I realized I hadn’t turned off the hose in the backyard. As I rounded the side of the house I saw a misty spray of water over the fence, shooting straight up towards the birdhouse in our tree. A toddler laughed gleefully. Her back was […]

Nothingness.

Nothingness.

Visiting California was a sort of test for me. I saw my nephew for the first time, my brother and his wife saw my 2nd baby for the first time. We planned trips to Napa for wine tasting, and ate tons of food. I looked […]

Quick and Easy Chicken Confit

Quick and Easy Chicken Confit

  Even though the process of cooking something in ‘confit’, or immersed in oil, was generally done in the old days for preserving meat without refrigeration, the result was fall off the bone so delicious that it is still a popular method of cooking these […]

A good mom.

A good mom.

What constitutes being a good mom? Lately I’ve been writing about the endless chores and having no time and lack of sleep. For some reason I feel the need to make it clear that I have no issues with doing the menial tasks presented every […]

Drowning

Drowning

It’s the only way I can describe the feeling everyday. I feel like I’m drowning and sinking to the bottom. I can’t get my head above water. That everyone around me has mastered this ‘being a mother’ thing and I’m struggling. It’s not that my […]