Summer in a Bowl

It cannot get any more summer in a bowl than this. Let me introduce my old time favorite summer eatingย since childhood. Korean style shaved ice. It’s called potbingsoo (pot-bing-soo) which translates to “red bean shaved ice”. Traditional potbingsoo is always topped with cauldron-cooked red beans and has mochi (sticky rice cake). The ones I used

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Sisterly Birthday Celebration

July is my favorite month since I was a kid! I can’t believe how fast the monthย went by. Time flies when you are having fun. Right?!ย ๐Ÿ™‚ My sister’s birthday is the day before mine. When we were kids, mom used to throw us one party. It was economical. As kids, we weren’t thrilled about having

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Summer in a Bowl

I love quinoa. It’s very versatile. I have replaced my rice with quinoa more than a year ago and never looked back. I also make a variety of salads with it all year around. Here is an entree salad I made yesterday. What’s in the bowl? Cooked organic quinoa Organic arugula Dried cranberries Organic apple

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Mishe Mokwa to Sandstone Peak

Sandstone Peak is the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains. It was overcast and misty.ย I was surrounded by low heavy clouds on freeways. I almost turned around a couple of times on my way to the trailhead due to low visibility. I was concerned about safety in case the condition was the same on

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