May Stuff!



I’m so ready for June. I honestly can’t believe that we’re already here. The year is half way over? WUUUUT? May was like a lil’ lightening bolt. April was kinda crummy (even though as I look through the pictures it doesn’t look like it), but my May was top-notch.

These posts have seriously become my favorite because they force me to take a look back through my month. I like ’em. I hope you do too. Also, they give me a chance to share all sorts of Amelia pictures with you. I think that’s the root of these posts: dog pictures.

Every morning on our morning walk we see Rodrigo. She greets him with such crazy love and excitement. He loves Amelia. I’ve honestly never seen her this psyched about anyone ever. They’ve been best homies since she was a little tiny pup.

Amelia // A Cozy Kitchen

I’ve been getting into beers. There’s a beer store new my house so I’ll go there a few times a week and grab a bottle to try. I’m feeling this peach situation.


Amelia tried to make friends with this cat. She’s just looking for a friend, man.

Cats don’t like her. I think it’s because she makes too many swifts movements, tries to hard and is too emotionally available.


I wrote my mama a nice post for Mother’s Day and bought her this cute card. Amelia thought it was a treat so she sat obediently. Sucker.

Amelia Mother's Day

Bougainvillea are blooming all over Los Angeles. They can make an ordinary street corner pretty extraordinary.


I was invited to speak about food blogging at Create and Cultivate. I had no idea what to expect but it was honestly a day filled with so much awesomeness.

The day was set up so there was a nice mix of crafting, collaborating, information-based workshops and mingling. I met some amazing women. Geri and Erin were there, along with Kate from Mr. Kate, Jessica Comingore and Heather from Uncovet (my favorite store for all things cool).

I made this weird looking mood board. I have no idea what I was doing. But look how happy and proud I am!


If you’re a girl and live near a Trader Joe’s, you’ve probably picked up a bouquet of $6 peonies. I’ll never get sick of them. I don’t care how cliche and girly they are.

Peonies // A Cozy Kitchen

I bought some cherries at the farmer’s market to make a pie and with the leftovers Josh made this beautiful creation.

I’m pushing for Josh to open a restaurant soon.

Joshua Pressman

For Memorial Day there was a lot of smokin’ meat! Pork butt and ribs. This day started at 6:30am and the meat smoked for 10 hours. It required a lot of patience but was oh so worth it.


Ribs // A Cozy Kitchen

The month ended with me coming out with a cookbook. No biggie! The process writing one from idea to recipe development to seeing it go print was really rewarding. One of my favorites ever. The entire process made me realize how much I love creating things. I hope I never stop.

I celebrated by having a nice dinner at Bestia with Josh. We drank dranks, had too much pasta, talked way too much and ended it off with the best panna cotta I’ve ever had. I’m not kidding.

Besta DTLA

While I still have lots of dreams and goals and hopes, it was nice to take the time to just pause and celebrate the moment. I kinda got teary eyed at dinner because I never celebrate anything, ever. But sometimes it’s nice just to be grateful for this life. I wouldn’t choose another one if I could.

{Past month stuff: February, March and April.}

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  • Reply Kitty Quintana July 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I just want to eat whole plate!!!!

  • Reply Sophie June 9, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Love the Amelia pictures! I look forward to them πŸ™‚ “Too emotionally available…” I love her! Such a great May you had, and you have worked so hard on that beautiful book. xo!

  • Reply Holly Henderson June 5, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Rrodrigo looks like a very kind man. I think Amelia is a good judge of character.

  • Reply dervla June 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    awww, i’m always up for you sharing more photos of miss Amelia … she rocks my world. And i love that cats don’t like her! poor A. Umm i just picked up peonies too, but mine were $10 for 3! I gotta go to Trader Joes and get their ones pronto!

  • Reply Abbie June 3, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Do people tell you that you look like Cece from New Girl a lot? Whenever you post pictures of just your hands, etc, I totally see her face attached to them because you look so similar! Two gorgeous almost twins πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme June 3, 2013 at 11:16 am

      HA! Someone told me that before and I had no idea who she was so I googled her and was like, Whoa! She’s cute! So I’ll take that as a compliment. Thank you! xoxo

  • Reply Pooja June 2, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    so great to feel happy in the moment! I had the same feeling this whole weekend…

  • Reply Sarah June 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Well it looks like you really did celebrate! Your memorial day meal sounds amazing. I got to get my hands on a smoker.

  • Reply joelle (on a pink typewriter) June 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Always important to pause and celebrate the moment – thanks for the reminder. πŸ™‚ And looks like YOU and Josh should open a restaurant together!

  • Reply ashley - baker by nature June 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Loved reading this! So proud and happy for you!!! And we’re loving your pancakes over here. xx

  • Reply dana June 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    So much to celebrate! loved this post. Happy to hear you had such an inspiring, awesome May. Congrats again on your cookbook! hope you keep churning out more, especially if it’s what you’re passionate about.

    p.s. I still want your dog, badly. Amelia is the cutest Internet dog I’ve ever met.

  • Reply lynn @ the actor's diet June 1, 2013 at 7:49 am

    you’re truly adorable with your board!

  • Reply AminaK June 1, 2013 at 6:22 am

    That plate of cherries is the prettiest thing I have seen in a while!

  • Reply Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe June 1, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Looks like you had a very busy yet exciting month! You made me think with that last sentence, since I don’t usually celebrate anything neither, but you made me realize I actually should, because life gives us such unexpected and beautiful things and moments, we definitely should just celebrate them and be thankful sometimes!
    Have a wonderful June, dear πŸ™‚

    xo, Elisa

    • Reply Lyanne T June 1, 2013 at 6:20 am

      ^ inspirational and motivational comment! I agree.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme June 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      This makes me happy!