Travel

The Big Easy

Hot Beautiful Fun Dirty Those were my first initial descriptors for New Orleans. It was swampy humid. No wonder the city is overgrown with lush plant life. Music was being performed everywhere: on sidewalks, in the middle of the street,…

Sweets

#EatYourFeelings – January

Black Sesame tuile. Moody. Prone to shattering. Your strength is in your essence.    If you have been following along on Instagram @tinypineconenyc , you may have noticed that the sweets I’ve made of late have gotten a little emotional.…

Life

Crystal Clear as Green

My parents blame me for causing my eyesight to deteriorate as a kid. They claim that I held my books too close to my face while reading. At age 10, I begged to get checked out for glasses because I…

Tea

Wild and Loose

On a recent tour of Jhentea’s family tea garden, we were hiking around the hills. Monkeys were crossing the paths and blue butterflies flitted back and forth. The only things interrupting the idyllic scene were the mosquitoes that seemed to…