November Things

November Things

November Things Thanksgiving My siblings wanted to host Thanksgiving at their house this year. It was their very first time hosting and they spent weeks testing and preparing. This is the spread we had. At the center is a smoked turkey made by one of my brothers. It turned out so pretty! Most of the […]

French Treats for Christmas

French Treats for Christmas

French Treats for Christmas Opera Patisserie9254 Scranton RdSan Diego, CA 92121858-458-9050https://www.operapatisserie.com/news.html Every year Boyfriend will buy some treats for my family for Christmas and I do the same for his.  After my last visit to Opera Patisserie, I found a lot of mini treats in their catalog that would make great gifts and filed it […]

Cranberry persimmon bread

Cranberry persimmon bread

Cranberry persimmon bread On my last trip home, I got a whole bag of persimmons.  My mom has persimmon trees in her backyard, so every year I’m searching for new persimmon recipes. This weekend I decided to try out a cranberry persimmon bread I found on Former Chef. I love the color of the bread […]

Sushi Yaro Lunch

Sushi Yaro Lunch

Sushi Yaro Lunch   As a follow-up to my recently published piece in San Diego Magazine on Sushi Yaro’s Lunch Bento Box, I wanted to provide a little more thorough review of the lunch options offered. I had heard of various lunch offerings at Sushi Yaro through their tweets. I had no idea the extent […]

Non-Alcoholic Mimosas

Non-Alcoholic Mimosas

Non-Alcoholic Mimosas This post is sponsored by Sparkling Ice and BlogHer. All opinions expressed are my own. Recently, I had some girlfriends over after yoga class and we quenched our thirst with this super tasty and colorful assortment of non-alcoholic mimosas. For the base of my cocktails, I used Sparkling ICE® Waters and then mixed […]

Frost Me Cupcakes

Frost Me Cupcakes

Frost Me Cupcakes Frost Me Cupcakes, a gourmet cupcake bakery that was a winner on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, recently opened a shop in Seaport Village, and a smaller stand inside UTC mall. We were at the mall recently and decided to check it out. Cupcakes are $3.50 each or you can buy sets of 4, […]

Lemonade

Lemonade

Lemonade Lemonade is a popular fast casual, cafeteria-style restaurant chain originally from Los Angeles which opened its first San Diego location recently in Hillcrest (a second one is set to open inside UTC mall soon). My brother and his girlfriend have been raving about Lemonade to me for years and so I was very excited to hear […]