Popcorn Cookie

Last December my mother and I decided to have a day purely devoted to baking¬†Christmas cookies. We made two family classics, and two that we wanted to try for the first time. One experimental cookie recipe that we tried was one from Momofuku Milk Bar Christina Tosi’s cook book Milk, and that cookie was their…

Thai Beets

When we went to Portland, Oregon we had an amazing salad from Pok Pok called Neua Naam Tok. Nam Tok¬† translates to waterfall beef. It is called this because it is considered to still have “water” in it (or blood). The dressing for the meat salad consists of ground roasted rice, lime juice, fish sauce,…

Mojo

With our upcoming trip to Florida, I thought it was only fitting to share some recipes for Cuban classic Mojo Pork and Yucca Mash that I had tried recently. Mojo, or Mojito (not the beverage), is a mix of oil, onion, garlic, spices and bitter citrus juice such as orange or lime. Cuban Mojo originated…

36 hours in Portland, Oregon

What do you think of when planning a day trip somewhere- a beach, a big city, the mountains? Those are all great choices. During a day off, my girlfriend and I thought with our stomachs and headed to the foodie city of Portland, Oregon. This culinary wonderland was a whirlwind, revolving entirely around where to…