Friday, May 27, 2011

first guest

Lots of shopping for my kitchen. Pots and pans, steamer, wok, table for photo shooting, cutting board, bowls, plates, silver ware, trash can, etc. Have to like whatever I buy and luckily, I'm easy to get lost and happen to find something I've been looking for wherever I go ;)
After running around all over the city for a week, macro kitchen kitty is almost ready and I did the first photo shooting!
Right after I finished taking photos and ready to eat, my roommate called me and asked if I had dinner already, so I invited her...

greenmarket vegetable penne with cilantro pesto sauce

We enjoyed the pasta and the flowers from Greenmarket.
It was a nice early dinner.
If you happen to be in NYC, please let me know.
You might be my next guest ♥

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

back to basics

いただきます!itadaki-masu (a Japanese phrase before meals, which shows appreciation for the cook, food, farmers, the sun, etc. )

This is a simple breakfast - soft grain, veg and shiitake miso soup, water sauteed greens and an umeboshi plum. Haven't had this kind of breakfast for such a long time... Working as a chef for 3 and 1/2 years, didn't care much about the food for myself. Now is the time to get back to the basics!
After eating this, I felt sooooo energized and almost flew into the sky ;)

Thank you :D

Saturday, May 21, 2011

sun and moon

After sleeping for a few hours in my airplane, I suddenly woke up and saw this lovely sky and the moon. 15 minutes later, I met the sun. The sun and the moon are always with us. 
It's a new beginning and I'm not alone because I've got you and you've got me :)