mocha
Food

Try This Home-Made Mocha Latte

We make French press coffee every weekend. Last Saturday, it was extra special with the addition of about 2 tbsp. of cocoa nibs that had been soaked to make our latest batch of tasty home-brewed stout. The nibs give the coffee an earthy, bold mocha twist. You don't have to use stout-infused cocoa nibs, of… Continue reading Try This Home-Made Mocha Latte

garden tomatoes Fiji
Food, garden

Growing Cherry Tomatoes

I'm happy to report that our cherry tomatoes are ripening nicely on the vine. Tomatoes, it turns out, are perennials that are typically treated as annuals because it's easier to replace plants that have already borne fruit than try to get recurring yield from them. Our current batch of tomato plants bear slightly smaller fruit… Continue reading Growing Cherry Tomatoes

Art, design, dogs, Food, Products

Wine O’Clock

Summer is nigh in the Northern Hemisphere, while here in Fiji, even though it's practically winter, the tropical vibes are year-round. If you're looking to spruce up wine o'clock this season, check out the wine chillers at my Society6 store, featuring my drawings. The one with my "Daydream" illustration can be found here, the black-and-white… Continue reading Wine O’Clock

Adventure, Food, photography

Postcard: Vancouver Island

When we lived in Vancouver, we embarked on a few weekend getaways to Vancouver Island. We would take a spacious ferry across the Georgia Strait, then drive to a house rental on the shore. The first time we arrived at this house, it was in the dark of night. The front gate was obscured from… Continue reading Postcard: Vancouver Island

Awakening to the Dead Aileen Torres Bennett
Art, Music, Products

Press Play: Row Jimmy

Awakening to the Dead. Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett Got a little something for you to listen to this weekend. It's my cover of The Grateful Dead's "Row Jimmy." A lovely song that evokes the Old, Weird America in that particular way that the Grateful Dead's lyricist Robert Hunter did so well. If you like the… Continue reading Press Play: Row Jimmy