Growing roots in bits and pieces

My first apartment...

healthy living

I’ve recently realized that things don’t get more or less complicated than finding ways to keep yourself happy. Depending on the kind of person you are, that may be an ongoing conversation with your therapist. But if you can free yourself from fear of failure— unless you choose to fail yourself— it can be really empowering. 

Design Tweaks for Better Living, or Putting On Your Oxygen Mask First...

Welcome to beach…

Welcome to beach…

Black raspberries, white and red currants

Black raspberries, white and red currants

Studio shots

Studio shots

Studio shots

Studio shots

Studio shots

Studio shots

Studio shots

Studio shots

California… First car! Ever! Another great Asian female driver to (soon) master California’s monster highways.. (I miss you MBTA..)

California… First car! Ever! Another great Asian female driver to (soon) master California’s monster highways.. (I miss you MBTA..)

Fitness

I joined a gym and got a fitness assessment done two days ago. Man I am out of shape! But behind that sinking feeling is a suspicion that it’s all geared so that I would sign up for this trainer series. I politely refused the 20-something year old trainer who looked like she just graduated from high school. Am I ready for California? I ended up getting the 3-yr membership. :P

Truffle oil

… is a wonderful thing. Made salad dressing with truffle oil and balsamic vinegar last night, over lettuce, grilled asparagus, and mushroom filled ravioli. Awesomeness…

New cushions! Introducing Betsy (suede), Jeanette (beige linen), and Princess (grey linen)… (well, I just came up with the names, but they may change)…

I think I could do this…? Sous vide cooking has been turned into DIY, and I particularly like this quote from the NPR article: "It slides across your mouth like a spoonful of custard," she says. "It’s such a bright flavor; it’s like a bright summer day. It’s eating summer." Sounds awesome!

I think I could do this…? Sous vide cooking has been turned into DIY, and I particularly like this quote from the NPR article: "It slides across your mouth like a spoonful of custard," she says. "It’s such a bright flavor; it’s like a bright summer day. It’s eating summer." Sounds awesome!