Year: 2015

Classic Hot Toddy

CLASSIC HOT TODDY Change of seasons also means change of temperature.  Here in Paris it dropped 10 degrees overnight and the rains have come 🙁  And when the weather changes, we also run the risk of getting sick more easily.  Here’s one of my favorites during the cold fall and winter months: the Classic Hot […]

Homemade Corn Tortillas

HOMEMADE CORN TORTILLAS Having grown up in the Bay Area in California, corn tortillas were like bread to me.  I remember eating quesadillas and tacos multiple times throughout the week.  But when I moved to Paris, tortillas were hard to find.  I remember going to the spice market at Beaumarchais in 2009 where a bag […]

Lavender Infused Shea Butter

LAVENDER INFUSED SHEA BUTTER On my recent trip to California, while visiting one of my favorite vintage shops, Mercy Vintage, in Oakland, I stumbled on an amazing store called Neighbor, filled with things that one can use, made by individuals who celebrate the art of craft.  I ended up finding some homemade unrefined Shea Butter […]

Strawberry Sorbet {Vegan}

STRAWBERRY SORBET While driving back to Berkeley from Yosemite last weekend, we took the 120W and drove through farm country.  And of course, what does farm country have? Fresh fruit and vegetable stands, which is probably my favorite thing, especially in the summer.  Amazingly sweet melons, juicy peaches, vine-ripe tomatoes and of course, perfect strawberries […]