About Me

I cherish nothing more than time spent in the kitchen and at the table with loved ones. I hope this blog helps you create memories of your own, whether you’re new to the kitchen or a pro home cook.

Honolulu is home, but I’ve lived all over California. I’m a writer, journalist, hiker and knitter with a love for farmers markets and seasonal, local ingredients.

My free time is spent at the beach or testing recipes in a tiny rental apartment kitchen sans dishwasher, which means I have a very real appreciation for simple recipes. I’ve scoured countless thrift stores for cheap cooking supplies and made do with wonky ovens that run 30 degrees cold.

My journey is proof that you don’t need endless time, fancy tools, or a even lot of disposable income to prepare restaurant-quality meals.

Nothing brings me more joy than hearing how these recipes have enriched your day!