Zucchini Don’t Say Hi

One moment they're still looking like little runt wieners in ruffled yellow skirts, yet as soon as the clouds give way to the sun, the fields are suddenly littered as if it rained baseball bats. This is my second year of signing up for a local CSA share, if you're still new around here, hop… Continue reading Zucchini Don’t Say Hi

Green Eggs and Ham

"How dare I tamper   with a recipe that   literally breaks every   Masterchef contender   and elevates all   Italian nonnas   to culinary sainthood?"   This recipe is one of my weekday staples for one major reason -  it takes only 5 minutes which coincidentally happens to be what you need to poach your eggs… Continue reading Green Eggs and Ham

From here on out

Over these past few days, I've taken the time to read over all of my blog posts ever, from My Freestyle Kitchen which saw its last post in 2013 to the ongoing Coco et Cocoa which you are at the moment reading. I did this, not in a narcissistic way, because as any creative person… Continue reading From here on out

Peasantly Rich

For a girl like me, it's the little things that make me smile. It's the things that you probably don't even realize you're doing that make me feel like my day suddenly got a little bit brighter. It's the things that come almost as if purely granted that make me feel like the happiest person… Continue reading Peasantly Rich

Dude..

You'll laugh when I tell you this. I had a dream. Back in late October, so like seven months ago. And you know, in dreams, fantastical mash-ups happen. You end up sitting in public transit petting some queer hipster's siamese cat who stares at you and asks "How you doin'" and you answer that the… Continue reading Dude..

Taiwanese Pork Candy

As a kid I was never huge on lemon drops and lollipops. Those types of sweets, to me, have no depth and therefore were not all that addictive. Instead of sugary sweets, I always begged my mother to buy me sausage-on-a-stick from a Black Bridge window shop a block from our apartment. These were Taiwanese… Continue reading Taiwanese Pork Candy