{SF} Beard Papa Sweets Cafe

Sam of Becks and Posh was already here on opening day to experience the San Francisco incarnation of this Japanese cream puff phenomenon. While she experienced 30-minute waits, on Sunday afternoon when I dropped by, there were no crowds – the dividers were still there, but sitting unused off the side. We were able to […]...

Ice Wine Ice Cream with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

While buying strawberries at the farmer’s market, I also picked up vibrant-looking rhubarb, one of strawberry’s favorite companions. I had in mind a recipe from Emily Luchetti’s A Passion for Desserts(this particular cookbook has been getting quite a workout lately!) – Ice Wine Ice Cream with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote.  The recipe caught my eye because […]...

Strawberry Shortcakes with Tarragon Cream

Does anyone remember Strawberry Shortcake, that line of scented dolls all named after various fruits and berries that was so popular in the 80’s? (Yes, I grew up in the time of My Little Pony, Care Bears, and Transformers – at the risk of sounding old, I’m rather put out by the current craze for […]...

Honey-Cream Strawberry Parfaits/Eat Local Challenge

A little late to the party, but I’m sure most people have heard that May is Eat Local month, and I am happy to see that so many bloggers have taken up the challenge. I admit that the busyness in my life the last couple of weeks did not give me a lot of time […]...