– It is still unusually warm in Southern California, it’s supposed to be 90 degrees this weekend. I hope our Halloween candies don’t melt.  Because of the weather, we have been going to pumpkin patches in our sandals, shorts and linen shirts.  At least we have stopped using the A/C at night and […]

{recipe} pumpkin nutella bread

  Nutella and pumpkin, my trusty old friends that I seem to only see during Fall season. I have been making this pumpkin nutella bread for years, I bake it for friends and family and also make it whenever I do fundraising in a form of a bake sale.   I’ve adapted it to my […]


  I took a break from going to my Mom’s book club this summer, the schedule just didn’t work out, but I’m back. All The Light We Cannot See was the selection for the month, although I didn’t finish the book in time, I still had fun meeting with mommy friends, eating pizza and getting […]

{recipe} sweet potato hash

After coming home from a weekend trip to San Francisco and indulging in the delicious food and eating my way thru the Ferry Building/Farmers Market, I came home with a happy heart and happy belly.  I came home excited to cook again, but usually after each of my travels, I come home with a low […]


  I know it’s Fall season now, but it still feels like summer in our neck of the woods. No complaints from me though. Today was the first day I baked in months. I can only turn on the oven when it is the coolest in the house, which is first thing in the morning. […]