Exploring California Part 7: Mount Diablo + Rosemary Cupcakes with Honey-Brown Butter Frosting

We’ve been doing local hikes in the South and North Bay recently, but for our anniversary hike, Tyler and I decide to venture to the other side, the East Bay, and head toward Mount Diablo. It sits tall at 3,849ft above the ground in Mount Diablo State Park. We hiked to the North Peak via … More Exploring California Part 7: Mount Diablo + Rosemary Cupcakes with Honey-Brown Butter Frosting

Exploring California Part 6: VOTE tomorrow in your primary elections

California primary election is coming up on June 5th (tomorrow) and if you are a California resident, please go out and vote. What the primary election does is it narrows down the field of possible applicants (which is what they are–they apply, we decide) for state positions. Like a few other states, California has a … More Exploring California Part 6: VOTE tomorrow in your primary elections

On being loud and Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Caramel

“35,000 units of heparin are in.” “1/3 of the protamine is in.” Recently, in the OR, I was jokingly told that I have a “trumpet voice,” meaning I make sure what I’m saying is heard. It’s true, I have my teacher-voice. Not the, oh why are you on the table dancing around? voice, but the … More On being loud and Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Caramel

Exploring California 4: Coyote Hills Regional Park + Coconut Curry Soup-Salad

When we moved to California, I promised myself we would spend as much time outside as possible. We would hike, camp, walk, run, and bike (if I ever re-learn, it’s definitely NOT like riding a bike, you CAN forget) our way across Northern California. Apparently I forgot I was in residency — it’s a slow … More Exploring California 4: Coyote Hills Regional Park + Coconut Curry Soup-Salad

Israel Part 1: What we packed and Caramel Cornflake Crunch

We went to Israel! It was so much fun — the food, the weather, the people, the places. It’s our last international trip for awhile, and I’m happy we pick Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, there was a lot to experience. Though…I won’t recommend going over a 7 day period — switching our internal clock around … More Israel Part 1: What we packed and Caramel Cornflake Crunch