Recipe | Cheese Board Inspired Potato Pizza


When my husband and I went to Berkeley to visit friends a couple of years ago, I remember they welcomed us to their home with a huge box of pizza from The Cheese Board. Known for their thin-crust, vegetarian pizzas, Cheese Board only makes one kind of pizza for the day and this time it was topped with roasted potatoes, chile pasilla, onions, feta cheese, mozzarella, cilantro, key limes, and garlic olive oil. It was packed with flavor from the oil, full of starchy goodness, and quality cheese that you would only expect from a respectable cheese shop. All the richness is balanced out with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and generous amounts of fresh key lime juice. It’s delicious.


Since then, I’ve been making a version of Cheese Board’s delicious potato pizza that my husband and I can have at home. While it takes more time to make than our usual pepperoni or mushroom pizza, we get pretty excited about making this because we know it’s going to be good and extra special.

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Cool pants to beat the heat…

It was 100 degrees over the weekend and I thought, what happened to spring? It’s the kind of weather where jeans, especially skinny jeans, feel like sweater casings wrapped around my legs. Lately I’ve been looking for another cool, pant alternative other than my go-to khakis for hot weather days. Since harem pants are out of the question (I gave them a try at Zara’s dressing room and nope),  I’ve been looking for loose-fitting pants in light fabrics that are breezy and comfy.

I found a few options from Zara and Madewell in linen and ones with fun prints. Paired with a lightweight tee or tank, my skin has room to breath and hopefully I’ll be less likely to whine about how hot it is. Summer weather, let’s wait until the end of June okay?

On throwing away food…


The other night, I had to throw away a failed mound of mushy pie dough when I realized that I only added 215 grams of flour instead of 315 grams (geez, is it time to print in a larger font?). It was too late to save it and it broke my heart that I just wasted two sticks of butter. On the plus side, I have been better about not giving myself a hard time. After all, failing is a part of the learning process and it’s not always going to go perfectly.

Still, I get annoyed when I have to throw out a bag of wilted salad, or the old wine that my husband and I neglected to finish, or the moldy bread on the counter that I forgot to throw in the freezer. Then there are the leftovers from eating out or worse, food that someone gave you! Oh, the guilt. I eventually get over it and move on but I sure feel bad every time. Does it bother you when food goes to waste?

(Above: shriveling lemons and limes nearing their end; and my sad face.)

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


Mother’s Day is coming up in a few days and I will admit it’s hard to think of what to get my lovely, but very picky mom. Okay, I guess that trait has been passed down to me and birthdays and holidays with the family usually end up with lots of gift cards. So in my fantasy world where I can get my mom whatever I’d like and she’s guaranteed to love it, I’d get her any of these:

1, Cadiz Serving Bowl via Anthropologie because she loves to cook for the family.

2, Worishofer sandals because my mom is all about comfortable shoes.

3, Uniqlo Cabbages & Roses scarf for those chilly Spring evenings.

4, Voluspa Ceramic Candle in Macaron because these are just the best candles and the container is so pretty.

5, Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ Large Tote because she adores these totes and can’t have enough of them.

6, J.Crew Summer Straw Hat for her exciting trip to Europe and I’m so jealous.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!