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December 05

Cooking with Friends

This Saturday night was spent with my good friend Jennifer baking holiday cookies. Besides destroying a kitchen and leaving chocolate ganache everywhere, the cookies were darn good. My friends have a nickname for me when I cook. The Swedish Chef. I have a habit of obliterating everything around me. And making an utter mess. However, the Gingerbread […]

November 26

Happy Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck 394 years of Thanksgiving. Because of the combination of tradition and invention, Thanksgiving appeals to the past and to the future. The holiday celebrates ancestor worship and its acceptance of diversity. […]

July 19

Day 3: Michigan Reunion

Something I have always said, friends are my reset button. When you need to be true to yourself and think about all the decisions that you have made, nothing is better than a weekend with people who know you best. Today we woke up and made homemade breakfast burritos and then walked down to the […]

July 18

Day 2: Michigan Reunion

And the second day came and went so quickly. As I write this, we are all gathered in the living room drinking wine, digesting Thai food and discussing our favorite scenes from “Dazed and Confused” which is playing on the television. Today started with an awesome brunch near Redondo Pier. We then walked down to […]

July 17

Day 1: Michigan Reunion

Day 1 of the Michigan Reunion. I am a few weeks into a new job so this week has been all about pulling long days and showing that I have what it takes. (And I love my new gig so I want to prove myself.) Now the reward. I met up with a friend / […]

July 16

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused… an American classic. For those that don’t know the film, it is about the adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976. This is, hands down, one of the greatest teen movies ever made. The cast includes the first or early […]

July 05

Sunday Morning Brunch by the Bay

This morning with a hearty appetite, Max and I jumped in Dean (my BMW X1) to visit a friend who lives in the Oakland Hills. Now my friend and I don’t get to see each other nearly enough and she is one of the most incredible people I know. You know those people who emanate […]