For all the encyclopedic knowledge, intuition, palate training and intricate skills I possess within my field, the biggest challenge for me on a regular basis is chocolate. Not necessarily tempering (although I need more practice in that area and do plan on exploring the world of bonbons this year), just the oddly necessary inclusion if […]
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, or if you’ve tried to play catch-up in the archives, you may have noticed that I went crazy for Meyer lemons last winter. With my limited amount of free time (until now) I hadn’t been able to come up with an excuse to buy any. No […]
Hi! If you’re here, you probably want to know how I made all those ice creams (prior to my birthday) with no ice cream maker. Don’t worry, it’s very easy (don’t be scared by the amount of text here, I’m just really wordy when it comes to instructions)! Here are some things to keep in […]
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It’s a little late (almost 11pm here) but happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome moms out there. I made my mom something tasty for Mother’s Day. Something that I’ve been wanting to make for a little while, too.
I’ve been acquiring many strange and sometimes useless tools and ingredients along my journey to pastry chef-dom. While I am still without a proper full-sized cake pan, I have a giant cupcake-shaped pan (which to me looks more like a chef’s hat – it’s not the two-piece Wilton one everyone is used to seeing), a […]
I thought I had seen the last of the Meyer lemons for a while, but found some that were a little sad but still perfectly acceptable at Whole Foods the other day. I had no idea what I’d be using them for, but I figured they’d get used somehow. It’s going to be very hard […]
Sick of tea yet? A little? I’m not, but I made something reeeally good for dinner last night and thought the internet might be interested! I saw a yummy-looking dish over at the kitchn, and decided that before the Meyer lemons disappeared for the rest of the year I’d have to make it. So I […]
Happy Jelly Bean Day!
I’ll be writing up my trip to New York in the coming days – I’ve got a lot of pictures to edit and a box of the most gorgeous macarons to eat. But in the meantime, here’s a little something sweet I put together before I left.