Ginger-Mint Coconut Water Cooler | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Ginger-Mint Coconut Water Cooler

We arrived cloaked by darkness, the evening sky chirping with cicadas as the car engine rolled to a stop. It had been a long, long ride from Manila, to the beachside town where my grandfather still had...

Five Little Things - June 6, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: Lychees When I was a little girl, lychees came out of a can, syrup and all, over a bowl of ice, and it was in a word: delicious. Imagine my...

Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

When your butcher comments that he’s seen more of your husband than you recently, you know it must be true. You’ve been in a rut. A food rut. I hit a wall recently, where my appetite was...

Asian Cucumber Carrot Slaw | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Asian Cucumber Carrot Slaw

I would pick the seat closest to the fan. In the sweltering heat, I would feel the breeze on my shoulders as it rotated, ever so slowly, and I could feel each tick of the second hand...

Farmer's Market Bounty - Shades of Sunset | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Shades of Sunset I was so taken by my farmer’s market haul last Saturday, the colors were as gorgeous as some of the prettiest sunsets I’ve seen! The cherries have...

Cherry Nutella Scones | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Cherry Nutella Scones

I miss her. It was 20 years yesterday. 20 years since I heard her laugh, since we shared a meal, since I pretended to be embarrassed as she danced without a care in the world. 20 years...

Berry Flaxseed Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Berry Flaxseed Muffins

“If I pull out the right sock, it’ll be a lucky day,” I thought to myself. My hand fished inside the dryer, feeling around for my precious sock. When I pulled it out my heart leapt –...

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Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week:

Açaí Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Açaí Smoothie

It doesn’t take long to remember. It comes back to you, just a few minutes after the wheels touch down. Just moments after checking in. Just as you sit at the cafe, with the ocean breeze caressing...

Chickpea Salad | Five Little Things - May 16, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Oldies but Goodies: Chickpea Salad I don’t know how many times I have made this salad since I first shared it years ago…but it’s way too many to count! And...

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

The trouble with reading memoirs is this:

Olive Tomato Salsa | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Filling My Plate at The Big Traveling Potluck + An Olive Tomato Salsa

A little part of me falters each time I shake a new hand, as I look into the eyes of another face, and hear their name. For someone who loves meeting new people, I am terrible at...

Hawaiian Sunset | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: The Kindness of Strangers There are no public restrooms in downtown Honolulu. I learned this the hard way,

Caramelized Onion, Feta & Serrano Ham Flatbread | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Caramelized Onion, Feta & Serrano Ham Flatbread

The tears on the other side of my scratchy cell phone line were faint but audible. I could feel them in my heart, which broke at the thought

Homemade Spinach Fettucine with Creamy Artichokes and Chicken Sausage Sauce | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Homemade Spinach Fettucine with Creamy Artichokes and Chicken Sausage Sauce + Seasonal Recipes for April

Tell me the truth: how many jelly beans and Peeps and chocolate covered Peeps (why haven’t I discovered these earlier in life, by the way?) and Cadbury eggs did you sneak in the last couple of days?...