Trader Joe’s easy flatbread snack ingredients: TJ’s garlic naan creme fraiche thin sliced red onions prosciutto fresh basil steps: thinly slice red onion place on naan bread Put in toaster oven on setting 5. Remove naan from toaster and dollop creme fraiche and place a piece of prosciutto on top. Throw on a few piecesContinue reading “TJ’s snack hack”
I am making it a point to try and keep my Sundays free so I can cook dinner for my little family. round one: astellar deviled eggs round two: astellar butter + spinach lettuce + watermelon + cucumber + avocado + lemon herb vinaigrette. round three: astellar turkey meatballs + polenta + spinach + panContinue reading “sun day meal plan”
Hello! My name is Michele Kitagawa and I am the owner of astellar production. I am taking this moment to reintroduce myself to the world. I was born 10 days early in October on my brother’s 4th birthday. I made an early entrance. Makes sense now. I didn’t want share my birthday with Halloween, IContinue reading “this is me.”
Summer fruit has arrived! I got to work at Goalline production studio last week and was super inspired to create these boards for the commercial cast and crew.
Spring brings my favorite flower: peonies!
We work in the film and music industry. The hours are long and sometimes relentless. I often get asked what we do to decompress. If we only have 24 hours, we typically head to the coast. During the week, it is chill and virtually no tourists/people. The weather is pleasant if it is sunny orContinue reading “The waves are calling”
I got the first round of heirloom tomatoes this week at the farmer’s market. Although they are not quite there yet, still fun to see some pop of color back in the market. Here is astellar heirloom tomato + avocado + olive oil + maldon sea salt + cracked pepper + balsamic vinegar + basilContinue reading “summer preview salad”
not pictured: smoothie + hot tea
Some days I have to wake up in the middle of the night to deliver breakfast in the dark. It is very very trying at times. But, then the sun comes up, and the surprise reveal of the beautiful breathtaking location makes up for all the mileage and utter exhaustion. I usually always come backContinue reading “on location in Placerville, California”