Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Ever since living in Germany and befriending a few Swedes who showed me the value of celebrating midsommer, I’ve tried to celebrate or have a party to mark some of the longest days of the year, This year, the event was a Tiki Party! I mainly decided on this months ago because I found this … Continue reading

Grapefruit Cake & A Trip to Boonville

One of the many things that I love about the bay area is that it doesn’t snow. Don’t get me wrong, there is something magical about a white winter BUT the realities of living in it are something else. I’ve never had to actually endure weeks on end of life in snow, but from the … Continue reading

Gifting Bread

I was chatting with my dad last weekend and already being caught up on my news, he asked what was new with my friends. I went through one by one, telling the updates of my different girlfriends that are now collectively spoken about with their boyfriend or fiance, the weddings that are fast approaching, the … Continue reading

Apfelkuchen a.k.a. Apple Cake

At this point it should come as no surprise that I ended my European holiday in Stuttgart. After my au pair year, I have friends to catch up with, old haunts to visit and nostalgic food to gorge on. It was a great end to the trip and felt so much like home that I … Continue reading

Plum Tart

Well folks, today’s the day. I’m taking of for two very long weeks in Europe! My itinerary includes England, Belgium, Paris and Stuttgart. I can’t wait to romp around my favorite cities in the world and visit with friends I haven’t seen in years. I’ve had the wonderful fortune to live abroad a couple of … Continue reading