This recipe is adapted from Bon Apetite's Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe. These were so yummy I kept eating them while I was taking pictures. The ricotta makes these so fluffy and light, and the bite size makes you keep coming back for more. The recipe was also pretty simple. I'm not much of a baker (I don't like having to be precise and measure things...I feel like with cooking there's more room for winging it and substituting ingredients if you don't have all of them), but this recipe was pretty foolproof and something I'd actually make again.
P.S. Speaking of making things again, I woke up 2 hours early this week to remake another batch of this orange marmalade before going to work. I don't think I can ever return to store bought jam again!
I could hardly believe my eyes last night when I went to water my plants. A tomato! I bought a tomato plant as an impulse buy from Safeway a few weeks ago, but was pretty skeptical it would actually produce any tomatoes. Our old apartment hardly got any sun, and my plants were always dying, so I was in utter shock when the plant not only stayed alive but actually produced a real life vegetable! I can't wait to see if there will be more coming, and finally get to start to cooking with them!
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Took these photos a while back before Taylor and I moved up north. Was my first time to the Griffith and I can't believe I didn't go any sooner. What an incredible place! When we drove in, and saw all the trees and started going up the mountain, I was like - Where the heck are we?!?!
They have this really cool telescope where you can see the surface of the moon- I've always been fascinated by the moon and the stars. Last year I took my first stab and taking pictures of them on our trip to Palm Springs, and I was so in awe of the complexities of the solar system. Hoping we can go see the stars again this summer on a camping trip with some friends!
There were also some pretty amazing views of LA. I was too lazy to lug the tripod around with us, but couldn't resist taking a few blurry pictures anyway:
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Last weekend, I went to the SFMoMA Countdown Celebration with some of my best buds Tiff and Joyce. We took these photos while waiting for our friends Sarah and Jon to join us after watching The Clock. I'm so jealous they saw it- props to them for being the legit art fans who waited the insane line to see it.
More photos to come later, but these made me so happy I couldn't help but post them first. Was such a fun time! I'm still bummed that I didn't end up moving to San Francisco, but I love being able to meet up with friends there. Joyce and I were joking that even though the three of us all love San Franciso, none of us actually managed to move there (much like New York). But who knows- life is so unexpected, it's bound to happen for at least one of us eventually!
1. My first day at my new job... what a day- stayed til 8:30 trying to finish my first assignment! 3. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast 4. Finally jumped on the kale smoothie bandwagon 6. I feel like it's really hard to be sad when you're wearing yellow jeans 7. Ate at Liang's Kitchen with Tiff 8. Taylor bought me a tablet for my birthday!!!! 13. Golden Boy Pizza with Slam and Jon... (this was of course before I gave up on my dream of moving to San Francisco.... sigh) 15. This is How you lose her by Junot Diaz 20. Dinner at Wood Ranch with Taylor's family, a perfect southern california night eating out doors! 22. First day at sea on our cruise! 23. Day at santa Barbra 24. Days of Obligation y Richard Rodriguez... life changing, I'm not even exagerrating 25. Alcatraz 26. Ensenada 30. Back to the Bay Area again
Oh dear, it's June and I'm just finishing up my April Recap now. April started off with my first day at my new job, and since then, it's been busy busy busy. The major highlight of this month was undeniably a cruise I took with my family (ironically from LA to SF....which pretty much means I drove to LA, took a cruise to SF, took the cruise back to LA, and then drove back to the Bay again). My brothers and I are all in different parts of the country now, so it was an amazing (and rare) time with the whole family together, and the first trip that Taylor took with us!
p.s. Here are some previous recaps
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