Lychee Love (Sugar High Friday #21)

Although I grew up with a host of Asian fruits in my house, from persimmons to longans, it did take me a while to warm up to lychees.  In their hard, forbiddingly pointy shells, they looked like miniature cousins of the fearsome durian. And the soft white fruit inside was jelly-like and gushy, with a […]...

A Study in Shortbread

Shortbread is one of my very favorite cookies, vying with chocolate chip for the top spot. The best shortbread have an inviting pale golden exterior promising a fine, sandy texture that crumbles into rich, buttery happiness in your mouth.  I’ve tried many a shortbread over the years in the quest to find the perfect one, […]...