The Life List

So this is what happens when you’re jet-lagged and find yourself lying awake in bed thinking about everything else but sleep itself. Thinking about Life, in fact. It’s a habit of mine to muse about the hopes, joys and worries of the moment during the last waking moments of the …

Macaron Fever

The goal: The process: Me: (Photo credit here) Yup, that’s pretty much what I’ve been caught up with for the past few days in the mad rush to get our Christmas goodies and gifts ready before we leave on Friday. I’ve lost count of the number of macaron-baking sessions I’ve …

What I’ve Been Up To…

After sharing the pear pie with you on Tuesday, we hopped onto a plane and landed in Denver just in time for…the first major winter storm of the season. Blanketing pretty much all of Colorado in a coat of white ice, the past few days have been a thrilling but …

In Retrospect: A Month Of Desserts

In this age of Calorie Restriction and other fad diets, the concept of preparing 30 creamy, luscious, waistline-expanding desserts over the span of a month sounds almost counter-intuitive. Especially if you’re only a household of two. I’ve been asked by different folks a variety of questions about the nuts and …

Tamarine: A Modern Vietnamese Restaurant

Tamarine Restaurant in downtown Palo Alto is the sort of establishment which, depending on your background, will either tempt or raise a few eyebrows when you read about its ‘Modern Vietnamese’ offerings. Having travelled a fair bit, I’ve learned (often the hard way) that the best way to identify a …

Why Street Food Is Important

Last weekend, we took a leisurely drive to San Francisco for the city’s first ever Street Food Festival. Organized by La Cocina, a non-profit focused on developing ‘food entrepreneurs’, the event was part of the drive to raise awareness about street food culture and the challenges faced by vendors seeking …