Like many expecting moms, I was stubbornly determined from the get-go to look like I was hiding a melon under my shirt at the acme of pregnancy and evade extra weight-gain at all costs. Of course a portion of my determination was vanity, but the devotion to stay lean was rooted firmly in making it […]
Bread has many faces and likewise many, varied appraisals. In the contemporary west, where we find breads lining the shelves of long shopping aisles, packaged, soft, rife with additives, and more glutenous than a human intestine can shake a stick at, bread is deemed an unhealthy (and kind of boring,) facet of modern diets.
At 37 weeks, the timer on the oven says “ding”! Letting us know that baby is now, for the most part, fully-cooked. Should he be born in the following days or weeks and before his anticipated due date, June 22nd, he will no longer be considered premature. I don’t have trouble believing this as I […]
Six years ago, on May 25th, 2013 at the city Hall in Dijon, I married my husband Alban in a simple white dress. I was clinging to a small bouquet of carnations and struggling to understand all that the mairie was saying as he ambled through a long missive about the laws of matrimony in […]
Most “nice-creams” aim for simplicity, compromising fabulous texture for an easy, healthy treat that’s more icy than creamy. As an ice-cream fanatic, I won’t settle for anything less than the slightly sticky, almost doughy structure of that perfect frozen desert, stretching just a tad with each spoonful before bouncing back. The extra steps involving chia seeds takes this recipe from satisfying to indulgent, from icy to lusciousness!
This light and flavorful granola I whipped up yesterday doesn’t clump together like its sweeter counterparts, but the flavors of toasted cacao, pepitas, and coconut make it an excellent morning treat at only 194 calories and 5g of sugar per serving.
Saturday marked 34 weeks of growing a new human and, I’m not gonna lie, I feel like I’ve been pregnant for years. I can barely remember a time when I was a purely autonomous being, piloting just one heart; one brain; one pair of lungs, rather than double all the above and more. It feels […]
You’d have to work pretty hard to persuade me that anything rising slowly in the oven can make your house smell quite as a good as a fresh, moist, perfectly constructed loaf of banana bread. As a Hawaii-born island girl, banana bread has been on the top of my breakfast necessities and favorite baked goods […]
Did you know that all children born in Hawaii have a salty, aching call in their hearts that won’t keep quiet if they stray too far from home? The song of the sea is both a great roar and a whisper, and the crushing sound rushes in our ears when almost asleep, making us think we’re only a few steps from childhood, from vacant beaches and cold sand at dawn.