UPDATE Covid 2020 Edition

Pon De Ring (aka mochi donuts) with ube, mango and raspberry glaze.

It’s been a while and boy have there been a lot of changes. In case you were wondering, yes, all the windows in the house have finally been replaced, all the hardware, screens and stucco work were finished. Everything was finished a few weeks after we got back from New Mexico. The lone exception is in our breakfast nook and that’s because I’ve been intending to do a little mosaic tile project there forever and just haven’t gotten around to it.

Where are we now? Well the wife and I are safe at home going on 8 months now. Fortunately still working our 9-5 jobs, just working them from home. Which is why there hasn’t been any recipe posts or vlogging. My workflow in the past was to do all my filming when my wife was away on business trips and then do the editing when she was home. But now we’re both home (all the time) there’s not really a way to navigate filming in our kitchen when she’s on a video call in the next room. And my studio space has been converted into a second home office since I will be working from home through the new year. So not really conducive to filming for the near future.

During the beginning of shutdown, I heavily relied on cooking from my freezer and pantry. But as we rolled into summer and several heat waves, dinner has been pretty simple with some form of grilled protein and veggies. We’ve been eating a lot of tomato cucumber salad and roasted corn and zucchini.  Over shutdown, we’ve taste tested several vegan and vegetarian protein options. Keep an eye out for a review in the coming weeks. And now that fall is here and the weather in Southern California is finally cooling down heartier comfort food will be making a comeback.

F.Y.I. winter 2020 will also be different. I will not be taking orders for holiday cookies, cakes or tamales this year. Thank you to everyone that has ordered them in the past and hopefully we’ll be able to get back into the swing of things in 2021. Don’t worry, I won’t leave you high and dry. You can find my tamale recipe here and the link to all my Holiday treat recipes here.

Oh and I almost forgot this, eventually you will be able to buy my donuts and other baked goods at our bakery Glory Hole Donut Shop. Donuts and other treats aren’t for sale yet, but our merch is. Check it out.

Vote, stay home, wear a mask and wash you hands often.



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