Day by Day, Cup by Cup

“Tea … is a religion of the art of life.” – Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea - There’s something magical about a cup of tea. Each mixture and color more than cup deep. My introduction to tea came, like most Americans, in the form of English black tea: mild-tempered and flat. Years later, I found myself in my uncle’s kitchen in Santa Cruz sitting on a wooden stool watching him mix...

Maple Hemp Milk

I’m sure you’ve heard enough about the weather in New England this weekend, so let’s skip over that for the time being. After all, the city shows the fits and starts of spring with green grass growing along the sidewalks and bushes in bloom in the Arnold Arboretum. We’ll make it to warmer days everyone, I promise. March came and went without a sound. We saw a few warm days in these parts,...

Cashew Milk Recipe

This weekend, I finally recovered from being sick. It's been a week of nothing but kale smoothies and early nights in bed.  Today, I told Kevin that I have been dreaming about creating a vegan and vegetarian food guide for Boston. I am sketching my first drafts of the website this afternoon. I have been longing for a website that matches the way I discover food in my own life - from...

Pineapple Orange Juice Recipe

It's been a year since my last post. This morning, I woke up and read all the posts I wrote over a year ago and was filled with so much joy and amazement about all the memories I captured about my life through recipes. I forgot how much I live through food and friends wrapped around a table laughing and enjoying each other's company. At my last apartment, I didn't have the space to hold dinner...

Kale Smoothie & Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

Saturday rolls around and my body is ready for the slow & lazy weekend of time spent catching up with loved ones, but for us city dwellers who are bound by September 1st leases - Labor Day is all about movement. It has been a year & a summer since I graduated from college and I am in disbelief that I am moving to a new home. This year, my life is process. It is about finding space...

Introduction to Homebrewed Kombucha

“Things have a life of their own," the gypsy proclaimed with a harsh accent. "It's simply a matter of waking up their souls.” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 1. To sit longer on the floor and listen to my heartbeat. 2. To quiet my mind listen to my friends' voices, all of them, beautiful and strong, everyday. 3. To love with my whole body. I find myself writing a lot of lists these days...