What to Look For in: Olive Oil

1. Always look for olive oil in a dark tinted bottle. Light and heat can be very harmful and spoil the oil. 2. Make sure that the bottle has a label “Extra-Virgin” somewhere on it. This basically means that the olives were cold-pressed rather than pressed with heat which makes the oil lose flavor. 3. Harvest dates are really important. Olive oil does expire so … Continue reading What to Look For in: Olive Oil

Make it Yourself Monday: Pesto

What is one to do with spare walnuts… Oh right, Pesto! And yes I know that most people use pine nuts, but walnuts are easier to find so I use them instead. Ingredients 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves 1/3 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3-4 tablespoons Walnuts 2 cloves Pealed Garlic Salt & Pepper to taste Directions Throw everything into … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Pesto

Make it Yourself Monday: Tortillas

This week begins the first post of my new series: Make it Yourself Mondays. This means that each week I will be sharing with all of you one of the things I make from scratch. A while back when I was just starting to research these topics I’m interested in (i.e. sustainability, zero waste, chemical-free, etc.) I found that usually the easiest and cheapest way … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Tortillas

Backlog: Interview with Aya Kakeda

During our talk Aya and I spoke about cooking, penpals, culture and much more. Aya Kakeda grew up in Tokyo, Japan but not resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her illustrations range from sweet drawings to deep worlds. She has worked with companies like Nike, Delta, Disney Hyperion Books, The New York Times, Nickelodeon and many more. Do you have any new inspirations? My new inspiration… … Continue reading Backlog: Interview with Aya Kakeda