6 AM: Breakfast at the hotel. Mom and I devour the mackerel with especial glee. 8 AM: Doing a bit of laundry, taking a brief walk, and repacking. 10 AM: Since we’re here on a church group trip, we begin with a visit to Hongwanji Tsumura Betsuin, a sister temple to the one my family … Continue reading

9 AM: Woke up a little groggy after our marathon sightseeing day yesterday. D and I need some energy, so we head straightaway for a starchy breakfast. We sample the kaya toast at Tong Ah Eating House, this time accompanied by the traditional soft-boiled eggs with soy sauce. The French kaya toast is eggy and … Continue reading

“There’s something to be said for small victories when they’re made out of chocolate.” ― Tessa Bailey

Today, I’m reviewing a chocolate bar that purports to embody the millennial generation. Its name is SweetRiot Pure 85% Dark Chocolate Deliciousness. Everybody say, “Hi, SweetRiot!” I rolled my eyes a little when I saw the cutesy description of their chocolate as divided into “peaces.” And I rolled them again when I read the following … Continue reading “There’s something to be said for small victories when they’re made out of chocolate.” ― Tessa Bailey

“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” -Paul Cézanne

This week I received garlic, fennel, tomato, carrot, zucchini, red onions, cucumbers, parsley, basil, eggplant, and lettuce. My friend, observing the share, noted: “The fennel this week is quite awe-inspiring, truly the peacock of vegetables.” I love my friends. Let’s get to the cooking, shall we? Featured above: A light Sunday brunch of sauteed tomatoes … Continue reading “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” -Paul Cézanne