me :: the black dog’s mom
Hi, I’m Christina. I have an obsession with food- to the point that I may need an intervention.
When I eat breakfast, I think about lunch, when I am eating lunch, I think about dinner, and when I’m eating dinner, I think about next morning’s breakfast…..>*<
I’ve always loved making people happy by my cooking. In Korea where I grew up, we love feeding people. Nothing made me happier than watching my guests and my family chow down my food with big smiles.
I grew up in Korea and came the United States to attend Art school in San Francisco. After I got a degree in Graphic Design, I worked in the advertising industry both in San Francisco and in San Diego.Then I fell in love with this American man….Taadaannn!….took a chance in love, quit my job and moved to Santa Barbara. None like big cities, there were not many advertising opportunities around SB, so I was lost….But now my husband encouraged me to do what I really loved to do. And I knew it was COOKING! One evening on the couch, I asked him, ‘Should I go to culinary school?’ and he said, ‘YEAH!’ — It was Julia Child and her husband moment. He provided me with the most beautiful kitchen at home and fancy camera so I can take photos. Next day, I ‘crashed’ my first culinary class. Bon Jour! I meant, “Hi, What’s happening, you’ve got space for one more?”
So here I am, recently graduated from a culinary school, living my life to the fullest in beautiful Santa Barbara, enjoying every moment with food, friends, family and of course my dog, the black dog :: Buggie! (And now my new baby puppy ‘Coconut’- yes, I went to the shelter again and next thing I know, she is microchipped under my name….) If I could save all the shelter dogs in the world… 🙂
Thanks for visiting!
– from beautiful Santa Barbara, Christina
meet buggie :: the black dog
I’m a chihuahua mix from a local shelter K9-pal. Think I’m 3 years old but who knows. I’m getting more grays everyday so I may be older than what they told me. When Christina and Duard came to look at me, I knew she was my mom and really really wanted to go home with her. So I put my best smile and didn’t even bark. You know that ‘Puss in boots’ smile. And guess what, it worked! (I recommend that trick to all those shelter dogs) Now, I’m so happy living with my new mom, dad, 2 older, ‘I mean BIGGGGGG’ golden furry sisters and a very annoying mini pin mix named Coconut.
I love eating as much as my mom and love mom’s cooking. I love staring at the kitchen counter waiting for food scraps to fall.
My roommate ‘Chorizo‘ is still at the shelter. He was not as cute as me but he was a nice dog. Hope he meets his new mom and dad very soon and live a happy life like me.
Now time to go to mommy’s lap and fall a sleep. She will rub my belly and that makes me snore and I will dream of meatball….:)