We’ll Talk Soon!

Thanks again for reading! Thanks for liking, sharing, and subscribing. I might even write you a book one day for all your support. What do you think? Pardon me as I rest my voice. We’ll get the ink flowing again shortly- kicking it of, as promised with our #WhatTheCookie exploration: What makes a cookie a…

#WhatTheCookie

I hope you’ve had a merry Christ mas and are shaping up for a sweet new year. You and I have been through quite a bit this year and I hope you’ve learned at least as much as I have. There’s plenty I look forward to chatting with you about. Among those has been a…

Timing’s Everything

Been away longer than I would have liked. In some of my nearly squandered time, I wandered across the two videos included either above or below and have been learning to choose and focus. Here’s some late night rambling on that journey. I’ve spent much of it But wanted to take a bit And drop…

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…