The Kooks

Price: $32 Venue: Paradise Rock Club, Boston 7/26/2014 We saw The Kooks!  Yeahhhh!  These guys were great performers, despite being difficult to understand (he’s like “hey Boston” and we’re like “did you catch that?”).  Luke Pritchard has some pretty sweet dance moves, and every song sounded good live.  Like, very decent.  It was loud, but there…

Tastes of Home

Spending two months in California with my parents is basically an awesome culinary experience with a dash of family and a sprinkle of love.  Family dinners, the four of us sitting at our round glass table to eat and chat, became a nightly tradition that I’ve missed while away in Boston.  Every time, it’s hard…

Acai Bowls: My California Love

There are very few things in today’s world that you can’t find in either SoCal or Boston (and since I fly to Boston in three days it is something I’ve been thinking about).  Both have access to great produce, both have a variety of healthy food options, both have buy-in-bulk stores and ethnic restaurants and…

How Not to Bake Macaroons

For purposes of enlightenment and entertainment, I will now share with you all how I royally screwed up the Father’s Day macaroons.  Full recipe–the one that I accidentally created–is included at the bottom, so if you don’t care about stories (I am hardcore judging you.  Just kidding, I don’t read the stories either.) you can…

Coconut Banana Bread

Hello, banana bread lovers!  Or coconut lovers, depending on which part of the title caught your eye.  I should write catchier titles. My parents’ house currently smells like banana bread because, in anticipation for my brothers’ return home from his first year at college, my mom and I decided to bake! (I don’t think this…

Crash Kings (third time)

Price: FREE Venue: The Slidebar, Fullerton CA 6/11/2014 So I expected to write that seeing Crash Kings for the third time was justified by being free and close to home, but I’ve since learned that I can justify their shows based on the sheer awesomeness of the music.  When they started playing I cried a…