Entries in FOOD (7)




It has been a long time since I baked anything but I'm hoping to dust off my baking pans soon to whip up some banana bread and cookies. In the meantime I am living vicariously through one of my favorite Korean food blogs, Homebakery...Ming's Jumppang. Although the blog is written in Korean we all can enjoy the beautiful styling and photography. Another reason to love this blog is that you can also find ideas for lovely food packaging (and you already know that I have a passion for food and pretty packages)!



{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

One of the things I miss about living in Korea is the access to quick and delicious food. Just one block from our apartment was Kimbap Heaven, a small restaurant that offered a variety of Korean food. One of my favorites was their tuna kimbap [Korean style sushi]. I remember my mother would always make kimbap for picnics, road or camping trips. Although I rarely make it myself I love kimbap and will go to our local Korean market [Gobugi Market] to pick up some freshly made kimbap [and rice cakes]. 



{Fifty Licks}

There are so many yummy ice cream shops in Portland. We also have a growing selection of ice cream carts + trucks. Fifty Licks sells their sweet little cartons of ice cream at restaurants and markets around the city as well as out of their mobile truck. My favorite is the Coconut Lemon Saffron Sorbet. 



{Food & Travel}     {Photograph by Sally J Shim}

The other day I picked up the latest issue of Food & Travel magazine because it included a special issue of Food & Travel KIDS. It is a slim 25 pages and although there is room for improvement I was excited to see a magazine focusing on kids, travel and food [the great loves of my life]. One of my favorite things to do is travel with my family and enjoy the experience of living and eating in a foreign country. Although the boys have been fortunate to have traveled to six countries so far there are so many other countries I would love to explore with them. If there is a job that requires you to travel and eat good food with your kids, sign me up!

P.S. Reading this magazine made me really miss all the old kids magazines--Martha Stewart Kids, Cookie. What are your favorite kids magazines? 



{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

This simple cupcake topper is super easy to make. First you cut a stripey paper straw in half, then you wrap a strip of sticker paper around the straw [I printed "HI FRIEND" but you could easily handwrite a message] and cut the edge with a pair of scalloped scissors. I think it makes this sweet treat a little more sweeter.





It is no secret that I love food + design. And when they intersect in beautiful + functional products like SWITCHDESIGN's food covers I could not be happier. I only wish the food covers were being sold in Japan right now because I would definitely pick up a set or two while we are in Tokyo later this month. 

[via Spoon & Tamago]