Lemon Zucchini Pineapple Bread.

November 23, 2011

It’s got a nice, light, slightly zingy flava. So yum. I once asked my husband why he thinks I veer toward things with odd ingredients or unusual combinations of ingredients. Without even looking my way he said, “Because you’re odd.” Probably true. The first time I saw this recipe at the French blog Papilles & […]

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Book Update: the coolest cookies on the planet. almost here!!!

November 21, 2011

We are squealing with excitement. A few days ago, we received a proof of the book. My heart was pounding. And I felt a tad dizzy. We’ve worked so long on this project. It was hard to imagine what it would feel like in our hands. So how did it feel? In a word: great. […]

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El Dia de los Muertas. (Day of the Dead)

November 1, 2011

Halloween’s already a memory. But the party’s just getting started in many parts of Latin America. Welcome to El Dia de los Muertas (Day of the Dead). I discovered this interesting, colorful and raucous celebration several years ago through a Mexican friend who erects Day of the Dead altars every year in her home as […]

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Boo! It’s Halloween.

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween.  

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Married. Ten Years. With a Kid. And Macarons.

October 28, 2011

This past Wednesday, Wolf and I celebrated our ten-year anniversary. I believe some life sentences are quite nice. Our neighbors babysat Mimi as a gift, so we went to the Edendale Grill in Silverlake (the hip, trendy neighborhood here in Los Angeles). I had their signature meatloaf - yes, meatloaf! - and we shared a […]

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Hey. Mimi’s Two. But not yet three.

October 24, 2011

It’s hard for me to fathom that my little girl is now two years old. Time keeps zipping by. It’s hard to keep track of all the changes in her. All I can say is that she’s a happy, healthy little girl who laughs and smiles easily, often cries when she doesn’t get her way, […]

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Quick Hello from Washington, D.C.

October 17, 2011

I brought Mimi to my hometown of Washington, D.C. Can I tell you something? Traveling with a very active, occasionally rambunctious 23-month old is hard. Jay Leno once told a joke about a two-year-old who was on the no-fly list by accident. He thought that all two-year-olds should be on no-fly lists. A part of […]

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Craft Project: Make Your Own Chalkboard.

October 4, 2011

So I’ve been working like a fiend on my upcoming book these past couple of weeks, partly because I have to finish it, and also because Wolf and Mimi took off for Norway giving me a load of time to do a lot of stuff. Gosh, I’ve missed them. They return today, thank goodness. Yay! […]

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Book Update: Coming Along.

September 16, 2011

Still working on the book. It’s coming along nicely. The end of this stage - the putting together of the book - is now visible. It’s a weird feeling. But I have been crossing off things from the massive to-do list, including baking & decorating cookies, photographing them, photoshopping them and then inserting them into […]

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Hello Kitty is Hello Kitty is Hello Kitty is Hello Kitty. Everywhere.

September 14, 2011

My dearest friend in the entire world lives in Tokyo. Recently she sent me a pack of stickers, a lovely journal and some ball point pens that have erasable ink. A most awesome package indeed. Of course, inside the packet of stickers was a sheet of Hello Kitty stickers. Of. Course. They are now everywhere. […]

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