Ok, so here’s the reason why I started this blog. One night, I looked around, and this was what was going on in my kitchen…on a Thursday.
Allow me to break it down for you. First, my husband had been making tonkotsu ramen that had been cooking for almost 48 hours. We were trying to recreate this ridiculously delicious ramen we eat in Los Angeles at Tsujita LA Annex. Before I ate there, I had no idea I even really liked ramen. We were unsuccessful at perfectly recreating the salty, porky goodness that the restaurant dishes out, but we really gave it a good try. Definitely not our last attempt though. Next, the remnants of kale chips sat on a baking sheet after my kids had devoured almost an entire bunch of kale. It’s a little bizarre, but they love kale when its salted and made into chip like form. I had also attempted to make yet another sandwich bread because none of them ever really come out soft enough for my liking (of course, I still stuff myself full of bread while “testing” it out). To add to all of this, there were mangoes literally covering my kitchen countertops. We must have had a hundred in our kitchen at any given time for a period of about 2-3 weeks. When mango season hits in Miami, you fall into one of two categories… those who can’t bear to see or eat another mango, or the those who will gladly take a mango off of anybody’s hands (or tree.) So from the mango bounty came countless mango rollups, one of which you see above. Finally, I had just finished making some homemade ricotta cheese for the first time, which was beyond delicious and is actually insanely easy to make. So the pics aren’t great, but I was in the middle of an epiphany! Who does this? Who makes all this stuff…all at the same time? We do and we love it. And so, this blog was born where I will chronicle the adventures in my kitchen and hopefully you will love it too!