Tuesday, July 31, 2012


i've been trying to broaden my cooking repertoire by including whole chicken. don't get me wrong, i definitely eat meat, i just have a tendency to feel completely overwhelmed by the idea of cooking it. but, thanks to poncho (aka, my dad), i've been taught the ways of the fool proof chicken. nevermind the fact that it uses a half box of kosher salt, as this was/is the juiciest chicken i've ever had. let me reiterate that last point once more -  THE juiciest chicken i've ever had.

salt-baked chicken (or as i like to call it, "cocaine chicken") recipe can be found here. but if you're adventurous, i highly recommend taking some ingredients from sunday supper's chicken + ramps recipe. namely, the inclusion of butter and additional herbs.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


i've been MIA from this space but i've got reasons galore... first off, summer beckons and what's worse than sitting in front of your computer while the sun is shining outside. and shit y'all, i bin sewin' up a storm in herr! let's do the math...

2 triangles = 1 square
23 squares x 23 squares
= 529 squares total (1058 triangles)

and that's just the front side.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

it was/is a thursday...


and i wore clogs


and i ate a 'banh mi'


then savoured a thumbprint cookie
while reading this article on my lunchbreak (via bigbangstudio)

Friday, July 13, 2012


trying to maintain the mess.
happy weekend!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

see my summer essentials at camp comfort!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


my uniform most days

the east bay's temperate weather is both a blessing and a curse. you could comfortably wear the same outfit for the entire year but also find yourself bored stiff since the only break you get from wearing the same shirt day in and day out is when it gets laundered. that said, i think bay area folks agree that when it's warm, you've got to seize the opportunity to wear all of your dresses, shorts, tanks, etc. for you may go another year in the same shirt.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


what was made barefoot for last week's july 4th bbq...

+ my mom's sweet pickled dill salad
+ roasted corn with manchego + lime from here

Thursday, July 5, 2012


some barefoot cooking in celebration of independence day

Monday, July 2, 2012

very excited about totokaelo's new art-object store