jacques torres chocolate chip cookies — moments of sugar

As I’m sure you’re aware by now, if you’re looking for the recipe, scroooooll. Otherwise, I’ve been working on some ChefTasteBud.com blog worthy content but work and life tempos increased a bit. Got a homemade tart shell in the fridge. As soon as I fill it in, I’ll fill you in. In the meantime, I’ve…

#JustRollWithIt: Deluxe Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

I’m not a big fan of those links to recipes that make you scroll through 5 paragraphs to get to a recipe. So I’ll just make you scroll through 1. Below is a cinnamon roll recipe that I’ve adapted from one I found via an image search (the way I start most searches). Led me…

For the Love of Cooking! 5 Tips to Love Your Time in the Kitchen

Breathtaking aromas, melodious rhythms, smiling faces- not to mention the rolling beads of sweat. This is the kitchen. This is cooking. Happy Thanksgiving to all. I’ve spent the last 5 away from home, but no matter where I am, Thanksgiving takes me back, to memories of crowded kitchens- with most if not all of my…

Serving Our Willing Warriors- a Taste of Japan

Happy Veteran’s Day! I thought today was an appropriate one to catch up with you and share an opportunity I’ve had to show a veteran some appreciation. There’s an organization called SOWW, Serving Our Willing Warriors, in Bull Run of Haymarket, Virginia. They offer retreat getaways to veterans in some form of recovery and invite…

Summer Break? 3 Smorgasburg Eats Before They’re Gone

Happy Friday! I’ve been holding on to these words for a bit a little preoccupied but got word recently that this Saturday will be the last of Smorgasburg before they take what they’re calling a summer break for the rest of  August? Huh? Was also trying to decide what else to share about my trip…

Fiesta Panameña #PanamaMio

What’s to eat? As straightforward a question as it may be, it seems to be one of the most open-ended, and for me hard to answer. Can’t quite say why. Leads to further questions like “What are you in the mood for?”, “What do you like to eat?” “What do the locals eat?” and an…

Enough Japan Already!

I started to draft this post while standing on line to check in for my flight but am now sitting beside the road in a country where English comes second, right after Spanish. It feels like every time I get to check in with you lately, the talk is about Japan. I don’t know if…

My latest…

It’s late but stealing a few moments to fill you in, as I’ve promised to take you along for the journey as I figure it out. Life has been picking up lately, leaving me to play catch-up. Just so you know whats up ahead, or at least what’s in my head, here’s what I’ve been…

Just Peachy: Libre Parfait #SweetToothTokyo

Since we were on the topic of memories of Japan (and more accurately, because I need a reason to make sure this draft doesn’t go to waste- leaving the #SweetToothTokyo tour incomplete), heres to more Japan. It’s fitting that after my recent trip to the Peach State, we talk a bit about peaches. The Sweet…

Why’s Words and Ramen

Thanks for your incredible patience in sticking around and forgiving my failure to take you along for the ride as I figure things out. With the sakura season among us, I figured it a great time to to pick up sorta where we left off. My birthday came last month and so did my brother….

Airbnb Glazed Carrots #Kitchenlessness The #kitchenlessness is getting real…and old. I ended up in an Airbnb reservation on Thanksgiving but found a dinner to crash. And thought I’d bring a side. Mac’n’Cheese was missing from the menu but I had my qualms about shopping and producing on time in a kitchen that wasn’t my own….

In My “Kitchenlessness”: Reflections and Transition

I was catching up with some other friends and didn’t want you to be left out. Just a quick update of some random stuff. I’ve made it to the DC area, which I’ve referred to as my new inkwell. It’s in some ways refreshing to be back in America. And I am learning that there…