I first came across GoodReads on Facebook. Several of my co-workers had joined and my news feed was suddenly being peppered with new books they had decided to read. Now, I am not generally a fan of Facebook apps. They drive me insane and as soon as I see a new game update or ANYTHING [...]
Bibimbap is a rice based Korean dish. It’s served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with pickled or seasoned vegetables and marinated meat with chili pepper paste. All of this is topped with an over easy egg. The dish can be served either hot or cold. The hot version, dolsot bibimbap is usually [...]
Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish made with eggs, cheese (usually Parmesan), peas, pancetta, and black pepper. This dish can be made with almost any type of pasta you want, some of the more popular ones include spaghetti, linguini, or gnocchi. It’s heavy, creamy and rich. Perfect as the weather starts to get cold and [...]
Ratatouille is a traditional french vegetable dish originating from Nice, France. While usually a side dish, it can be served as a main meal along with pasta, bread, or as a filling for crepes. There are many, many different versions of ratatouille, and several countries have their own version.
Over the last few months, I have been participating in one of the most difficult, frustrating, insanity-inducing processes one can be forced to endure: Apartment hunting in San Francisco. The market is so ridiculously over saturated with aspiring San Franciscans, landlords can (and do) get away with murder. After almost 5 months of looking, I [...]
Last week Jon and I attended the 6.27 SF New Tech’s bi-monthly event. SFNT has a long history of putting on events to allow people in technology to have a place to meet, network, and keep up with the latest technology trends in the Bay Area. Even with the long history, this was our first [...]
As part of my ongoing summer cooking series, here are a few summer drinks to enjoy with your friends! These are Spanish inspired drinks that go great with Tapas, and fresh seafood.
Since it is now summer and heating up, I have decided to do a series of posts featuring recipes to help beat the heat! Soba is Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour. They can be served chilled with a dipping sauce, or in a hot broth as a noodle soup.
I have been a member of the anime fandom since the early 1990s… over 20 years. In that time I have seen the community grow and evolve in amazing ways. One such way can be seen in how we get access to anime and manga. When I was first getting into Anime, I was very [...]
When I was asked if I would like to attend Maker Faire this year, I jumped at the chance. Several of my friends had been telling me how awesome it is over the years, but I never quite seemed to get around to going myself. So, as a n00b and wanting to be prepared, I [...]