Category: Random Thoughts

  • Gingerbread Cookies

    I made gingerbread cookies for the first time a couple of years ago. I had no idea whether I’d like them, I just thought it would be fun. Thankfully, I found an excellent recipe that turns out soft, delicious cookies every time. I made them again this year to take to a holiday party, and […]

  • Joe’s Bakery, aka Home

    There’s just nothing like coming home to one of your favorite diners, seeing all the waitstaff you know and love, being one of MANY brown people in the place, hearing Spanish spoken at most tables, dipping a concha into creamy coffee, scooping up carne guisada with fresh tortillas, and being surprised (as always) at how […]

  • So many balls of cheese

    Our neighborhood grocery store has this impressive display of cheese balls. I found myself wondering, “did cheese balls become popular in the year that I was away?” I have no clue, but seriously, this is a lot of cheese balls.

  • Cartel is my jam

    So not far from us, there’s this new hotel (!) called ARRIVE. And within this hotel, there are THREE different eateries that we now love. First up is Cartel Coffee Lab. I first heard of this coffee group from a client in PHX who LOVED it – and after visiting and having a great experience, […]

  • Fancy Vietnamese Food

    One of our first stops for food in Austin was Elizabeth Street Cafe. It’s one of those gorgeous MMH concepts that we love. I feel like in the Austin food realm, you either love or hate MMH restaurants. We are in the LOVE group. From Swedish Hill to Jeffrey’s, Fresa’s to Clarks – we love […]