Tiki, Do You Love Me?

About six months ago, an idea came to me seemingly out of nowhere. There’s probably always some part in the back of my mind that is on the lookout for tiki-related pun names to be used for my never-ending tiki parties (My favorite, which will never be acted upon because, well you can figure outContinue reading “Tiki, Do You Love Me?”

Cocktail Hour: Let’s Have a Tiki

Theme Background For the third and final tiki party of the summer, we celebrated tiki in modern times. After our throwbacks to the golden era and the dark ages, it seemed only fitting that we should end on a high note. While the books I have used for past menus are from the last decade,Continue reading “Cocktail Hour: Let’s Have a Tiki”

Cocktail Hour: Tiki Meets Disco

Theme Background For my last Cocktail Hour, I celebrated the golden era of tiki. But that didn’t last forever. By the end of the 1960s, tiki was relegated to the strip malls. With the rise in popularity of disco in the 1970s, tiki was all but squashed. While tiki and disco likely never co-existed inContinue reading “Cocktail Hour: Tiki Meets Disco”

Cocktail Hour: The Golden Age of Tiki

This year I decided to host three tiki parties, one during each of the summer months. For one thing, it gives enough reason for people to invest in a proper tiki wardrobe. And, selfishly, it allows me to get a bit weird with the theme of each party. Tiki is already a theme, you say.Continue reading “Cocktail Hour: The Golden Age of Tiki”

Cook the Book: The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis

About the Book This month, I cooked from The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis. Ok, so I was only able to make one elaborate meal, but it still counts right? Admittedly, this wasn’t my best month. I find myself to be more of a project-cook and have trouble finding the motivation to cook a meal for onlyContinue reading “Cook the Book: The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis”

Cook the Book: Dining In by Alison Roman

About the Book This month I cooked through Alison Roman’s Dining In. I could say this cookbook needs no introduction and probably be correct if you follow any food writing. After it came out it took Instagram by storm with The Cookies (I was way more into these Instagram famous cookies at the time tbh).Continue reading “Cook the Book: Dining In by Alison Roman”

Cook the Book: Japan by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

About the Book This month I chose Japan by Nancy Singleton Hachisu for my Cook the Book series. I came across this book when I was looking for what could be considered a definitive book on Japanese cooking. The book is framed as traditional and authentic recipes from the 70s and 80s—recipes that made inContinue reading “Cook the Book: Japan by Nancy Singleton Hachisu”

Cook the Book: Healthyish by Lindsay Maitland Hunt

I love the activity of coming up with New Year’s Resolutions. From the practical (make bed every day) to the impractical (make every Tuesday a Taco Tuesday), there’s always something I can come up with to improve my life. This year, I was thinking about my cookbook collection. I love buying and owning cookbooks. IContinue reading “Cook the Book: Healthyish by Lindsay Maitland Hunt”

Joshua Tree Travel Guide

After our day of drinking and architecture in Palm Springs, we hit the road and headed to Joshua Tree National Park. Driving from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree is when you notice that you’re actually in a desert. The roads stretch endlessly with few outposts along the way. We entered through the south gate ofContinue reading “Joshua Tree Travel Guide”

Palm Springs Travel Guide

After our days in Disneyland, we woke up early and headed straight for Palm Springs. It’s really easy to forget that you’re heading into a desert until you see the temperature slowly increasing on your phone as your drive. By the time we reached Palm Springs we were squarely into the 100s and surrounded byContinue reading “Palm Springs Travel Guide”