A Peruvian Cooking Lesson: Causa de Atún

During my time here in Lima, I have been fortunate enough to take up some cooking lessons on classic Peruvian dishes.  These classes are free and take place in the comfort of my own kitchen.  Really, I’m so blessed.  Now, how did I score this opportunity?  Well, it all started with a dinner date… My love-her-like-a-sister…

A Walk In the Park

This picture was taken almost 10 years ago, and when I say ‘almost 10 years,’ I’m not just rounding up by a few months or years.  ‘Almost 10 years’ means: it’s been about 9 years and 11 months since this photo was taken.  At first glance, you see a park with a pond in the…

Panko-Beer Battered Fish Tacos!

I am so happy to have come across this recipe for fish tacos.  They are simple to prepare, fun to assemble, and incredibly satisfying for the taste buds!  They also fulfilled my requirements of being a) beer battered and b) panko breaded!  Your pescetarian friends will love this dish!  My boyfriend thinks it’s such a treat…

A public Christmas letter to my father

Dear Pop, Happy holidays.  Merry Christmas.  Happy New Year.  And Happy (what would have been) 41st Wedding Anniversary to you and Mom. In two days, you will walk down your driveway for the last time after 33 years.  You’ve been telling people how sad this moment in your lifetime will be, but actually, above anything,…

Car Camping in Bodega Bay

Living in Northern California means access to the infinite destinations for outdoor recreation.  My family, boyfriend, and I were fortunate enough to share an overnight car camping experience a few weeks ago at Bodega Bay in Sonoma County.  My brother, a camping veteran, advised my boyfriend and I on some supplies and clothing we might…