My name is Mimi. I’m a photographer, baker, cook, paddler, hiker, swimmer, biker, and marathon napper. Oh, and I play the ukulele (ooh-koo-leh-leh).
I went to school in Boston for photojournalism, graduated a bit before my prime and decided to become a full-time bread baker at Clear Flour Bread. I swiftly became a full-fledged foodie, experimenting with recipes and spending moneys on fancy restaurants and cocktails.
Born and raised in Hawai’i, I find it difficult to be away from my home for long, due to craving the ocean or craving the rampant Asian influences in everyday life. Examples: the Christmas before I entered my freshman year, my parents gave me a rice cooker; the one thing I asked my parents to send here to Boston was a jar of furikake (salted seaweed and sesame seeds); and my fridge always has to have kim chi.
At my apple core, I’m a photographer. I travel to stay sane, mostly around the Pacific, but have dreams of visiting Europe in the near future.
So somewhere in the past year, my two passions decided to elope and their future is yet to be seen.
The majority of dishes on this site are my own, either by combining numerous recipes or being creative with what’s in my cabinet. I am a vegetarian and like to experiment with vegan baking.
I’ve had several stories published in Local Hawai’i Magazine, which I still try to write for while abroad.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for being a part of this. Try my recipes out. Cooking is fun, I promise.