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Sobacha Panna Cotta

Sobacha Panna Cotta

A few months ago, a friend of mine was visiting from out of town and we went to Soba Ichi in Oakland. Best soba I’ve had outside of Japan. Their juwari soba was incredible. Juwari soba is made from 100% buckwheat. This is incredibly hard […]

Strawberry Thyme Galettes (Phoros Mix)

Strawberry Thyme Galettes (Phoros Mix)

When it’s good, it’s good. And what’s good is the combination of strawberry and thyme. I love balancing sweet flavors with fresh herbs. It’s refreshing and adds layers of dynamic flavor. It’s the beginning of strawberry season and I’m so excited about all the pastries […]

Chocolate Chai Babka

Chocolate Chai Babka

I’ve wanted to bake a plait after watching all the seasons of The Great British Bake Off on Netflix. The intricacies of the braids and the contrast between the dark and light colors are so beautiful. One of my favorite things to see is the […]

Pandan Kaya (Coconut Jam)

Pandan Kaya (Coconut Jam)

Believe it or not, I was a picky eater growing up. But I wasn’t picky because I didn’t like or want to eat. I just really wanted to only eat the good stuff, all the time every time. My mom struggled with finding things to […]

Hazelnut and Espresso Cookies

Hazelnut and Espresso Cookies

I’ve been wanting to experiment with a more nut flours. As I’ve restarted this blog, and have gotten into a good groove, I’m trying to avoid us packing on extra pounds from all my cooking/baking. I have to find alternative ways to cut sugar and/or […]

Ginger Ice Cream with Candied Kumquats

Ginger Ice Cream with Candied Kumquats

Korean markets are awesome. I don’t know how they do it, but their prices are so low. Last month, I walked away with a 4 pound bag of organic ginger for only $2. Ginger is $5.99 per pound at Mollie Stone’s Market. It was a […]

Persimmon Bread

Persimmon Bread

My mom is an amazing gardener. In her garden, she has pomegranates, lemons, limes, oranges, and persimmons. This gene definitely skipped a generation. I can’t grow anything; I’ve killed cactus before. Instead, I reap the benefits of my mom’s garden. It’s kind of funny that […]

Salted Whiskey Caramel

Salted Whiskey Caramel

Chris is a whiskey drinker. For the longest time, it was the most disgusting smell and taste to me. But over the years, I’ve learned to appreciate the smokiness of whiskey and, on occasion, might even order a whiskey drink for myself. Pretty funny story, […]

Pavlova with Lemon Curd

Pavlova with Lemon Curd

I’m super excited about this post! I’ve been wanting to make a pavlova for so long. I’ve seen these all over food magazines and IG and I think they just look so gorgeous. But before I began creating this recipe, I was curious to understand […]

Ricotta Lemon Tart

Ricotta Lemon Tart

This was one of the first things I made when I decided to relaunch my blog, but I’m always delinquent typing up the recipe itself. Over the weekend, my friend, Mallory, asked if I had a lemon tart recipe that I could share with her. […]