Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame

The Nutcracker ballet will always have a special place in my heart. For me, it’s like the dishes you ate at home as a child – they may not have been your favorite at the time, but once you grow up, you realize they’ve become your comfort food. And that’s how I feel about the

Fiskesuppe (Norwegeian cod chowder)

On the first day of first grade, I was standing in the playground during recess, next to the turning bar, and another girl walked up to me. “Do you want to be friends?” And just like that, we were friends. We grew apart over the years, and I have no idea if she still remembers

Sausage corn poblano chowder

When I was three, as my mom was putting me to bed one night, I asked her – “What did you do when you were my age?” She told me, dance, and piano, and gymnastics. So I insisted I wanted to do them too, and my parents signed me up for lessons in all three.

Nintendo Switch Kazari Sushi

We tried to have a normal wedding. We really did. But the more I tried to figure out all the traditional wedding things… the more I realized I really did not care about any of it. … except the cake. Priorities, right? So we had the tiniest little wedding ceremony, just with his immediate family

Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

I got really into origami in elementary school, after we read Sadako and the Thousand Cranes. For a while I was known for folding paper cranes out of pretty much any paper I could get my hands on. After birthdays, or Christmas, my mom would save all the used wrapping paper – we all learned

Greens, Eggs, and Ham

When I was in third grade, my school spoke with my parents, and made the decision to take me out of class for an hour everyday, to go to speech therapy. I thought I was perfectly fine and saw absolutely no reason for this injustice, but it seems I had a rather strong lisp. And

Sakura kazari sushi

Round, and round, and round… We watched the man run his endless laps, anxiously waiting for him to leave. When we were finally alone in the park, Son turned to me – “do I have to get down on my knee?” I laughed and told him yes, but just as he was about to scoot

Dragonfruit Mochi Doughnuts

Have you ever been disappointed by the pink doughnut? It’s all razzle dazzle – beautiful colors, but no substance. A promise of excitement, but… the plainest of flavors. Well… that ends today. THE PINK DOUGHNUT DESERVES TO BE MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE! Popularized by The Simpsons, the pink doughnut is a classic. But

Home Fries

Whenever my grandparents visited, we would all go to Coco’s. No matter the time of day, I would order pancakes – the kind that they plate to look like Mickey Mouse – with bacon, hash browns, and scrambled eggs. I’ve always really loved breakfast foods. On these outings, we always joked that my dad was