Slowly Gathering

In March of 2014, while I was preparing to trek the Inca Trail through the Andes in Peru, I realized there are some bare necessities I really needed. Especially more so since I… Continue reading

Hong Kong to Beijing

“Beep, beep, beep,” my alarm went off. I grabbed my phone and looked at the time, “7:05 AM.” I rolled over, sluggishly slid out of bed towards the coffee machine to turn it… Continue reading

In Defense of Food

I’ve been reading a lot lately, mostly because I figured the more I read, the better I’d write. Most of the books I read pertain to food, chefs, or agriculture. Right now I’m… Continue reading

Potato Gnocchi

If you’re anything like me and enjoy the art of making homemade gnocchi, you’re in for a treat. For myself, the best thing about this recipe is the amount of time and love… Continue reading

The Bucket List

There are many dreams that I want to bring to life. What I did was create a bucket list to remind myself of the experiences I’d like to live through as I create… Continue reading

Dear Antonio

There I was sitting in my car figuring out what to do. I had at least an hour and a half to kill before I had to make it into work. I sat… Continue reading

A Simple Reminder

As I got into my four door Pontiac packed with what was left of my belongings, my dog, and my dad a type of sadness overwhelmed me. Trying to look out my back… Continue reading

Romy’s

There we were in a van filled with four kids, my sister, and her boyfriend. We were on a mission to find some garlicky shrimp that would soon end our hunger and satisfy… Continue reading

Where It All Began

When I think about inspiration a million things run through my mind. Where did my passion start, let alone where did it come from? As I sit here, I shuffle through my life… Continue reading