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
Where I am, the high tops of conifers are draped underneath a veil of fog just thin enough for a few branches to poke through. The ground is missing the crisp touch of frost, and is instead drenched in a blanket of condensation to be lifted once the day begins. This is not quite the… Continue reading Two and Fifteen Gifts
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the result of other peoples' thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." -Steve Jobs It's… Continue reading all in eh?
On those Saturday mornings when I lay, semi-tucked in between my duvet and bed sheets, and realize once more that aside from the whirring of the heater there is no other breathing thing in the apartment but me, I ponder: what do I live for today? Should I get up, plant my feet in my… Continue reading PSL: Plus Some Love
Tell me, because I have to know, and it is a subject of legitimate concern: is brunch a vanishing art? Wait, wait...WAIIIITTT!!! I don't want to hear it! Because I love brunch. Brunch implies that life doesn't have to be stuffed and jammed like a croque monsieur with answering phone calls and delivering papers at… Continue reading Hey, Pumpkin
Whether it's the strokes of color representing specific flavours that streak across my mind when I "see" certain flavour combinations or something as straight forward as smelling the steam wafting lazily up from a finished dish, I think, flavour has to do with instinct and chemistry. Like people, food has its own invisible forces of abstract attraction… Continue reading Some Sage Advice