A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to support an incredible non-profit organization, The Service Board, at their spring fundraising event. I’ve been on the Board of Directors for 2.5 years, and while all tSB events are incredible, this one was just spectacular. The food, prepared by area chefs, wine by Cafe Vita owners, the… Continue reading Service Board
…I lose all motivation to work! Yes, this confession is shared by many in the PNW, but this most recent heat/light wave has left me incapacitated. I wonder if there are any studies looking at productivity levels of people in this area, and if there is a sudden drop on sunny days??
There is a real sense of pleasure watching people try new ingredients, new ways of combining food, and new cuisines. The apprehension, followed by curiosity and finally a smile, or shrief of delight! (or a rare grimace at something foul tasting) At a recent event, we brought out Mian Kham – a thai appetizer that uses… Continue reading Firsts’
My partner makes these shredded chocolate-chip cookies – and they are de-li-cious!
It started as an accident. I told him to throw all the ingredients into a food processor, and he did exactly that. Including the chocolate. The result was to-die-for – chewy cookie with a melty chocolate interior.
Follow Mark Bittman’s Classic Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. Instead of hand mixing the chips, throw them into the food processor.
Bake and eat.
During my recent trip to Mexico, I had the pleasure of eating a dish called Chiles en Nogada – one of the most exquisite meals I have ever had. Chanced upon this dish (60 pesos) in Merida at a local restaurant, well past the lunch hour. Although we weren’t sure as what to expect, we… Continue reading Chiles en Nogada
I went into Old Navy after 5 years today, and found it just as I remembered from college. Cheap tees, block colored shirts and denim, and piles of plasticky jewelry.
Last month, I stumbled upon Stanford Social Innovation Review’s The Five-Minute MBA – which I read, and passed on to a dozen friends and colleagues. It had mixed reviews, ranging from defensiveness to “what’s a performance review” (no jokes!).
A most incredible, delightful meal – at Vancouver’s Kingyo Restaurant. Each of the 11 dishes in the lunch bento was a real treat for the senses.
Check out As The Noon Day for recipe!