Weekend Words #1

Do you ever feel like a chicken running around with your head cut off? I do. I do things and then at the end of the day wonder what I’ve done. I’ve gone through phases where I’ve written quickly, almost frantically, about my experiences, about food, about travel, about medicine. Then I go through lulls. … More Weekend Words #1

Pictures of 2018

The last post I wrote was in August of 2018. That’s a long time to go without writing. It’s not that I didn’t write, it’s that the world got so busy that I didn’t update, and when I wanted to, I couldn’t think of what I wanted to write about. I’ve been baking, but I … More Pictures of 2018

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

Exploring California Part 3: Roaring Camp + Madras Cafe

The smells of South Indian food make me smile. It’s not naan, it’s not palak paneer, it’s something different. It’s rice, it’s lentils, it’s sambar and rasaam, and memories. It’s memories of my mom making Uttapam at home with coconut chutney. It’s cilantro everywhere. I’ve been disappointed by South Indian food restaurants generally — thick … More Exploring California Part 3: Roaring Camp + Madras Cafe