Ritual of Coffee

Ritual of Coffee

I’m often asked why I spend so much time making my morning cup of coffee. Why I measure, pre-infuse, wait, pour, and consume. It’s not only a matter of making the best possible cup of coffee so I can get my day started. But it’s a way of starting my day out on a productive…

Thank you Vietnam

Thank you Vietnam

Usually I plan our vacations but I was overwhelmed with work and studying earlier this year and asked Jarques to do it. He did it so well I think he should plan all our trips from now on! <3 Here’s a summary of our adventure! The Flight There Time to fly! I was excited for…

Curious world of Wine Auctions

Curious world of Wine Auctions

Most of the wines in our collection come from local wineries where we are part of their wine club. Currently those are Scribe, Silverado and Petrichor. But recently discovered a section on K&L Wines that’s been tickling my fancy. And that’s their auctions page. Now before I continue, I don’t claim to be an expert in buying wines. I…

Simple Bread Recipe

Simple Bread Recipe

Over the past few weeks I’ve been really into the bread making world. I’ve made everything from boules to epi baguettes. Here’s a simple recipe anyone can follow. Before we start with the recipe, let’s have some of the basic tools you should get in order to make the best possible home-made bread. Your wallet…