Mooncakes in Mid-Autumn

Whenever my parents come to visit from Hong Kong, I can guarantee that at least half of their suitcases will be filled with little treats and gifts for us. They’re great parents that way. When they arrived last weekend I knew that among the clothes, candies, and baked goods (yes, my mother has been known […]...

Cupcakes of Love (Sugar High Friday 23)

edited on 9/19/06: added the SHF links. I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer. As a child, I was the one with her head buried in books, lost in faraway countries and fantastical adventures, or scribbling in her notebook, making up her own stories of imaginary places. It wasn’t that I was unhappy with […]...

My Favorite Cookie Ever

edited on 9/19/06: I had to add this in – two days ago I received a very kind e-mail from Ms. Greenspan herself!!! See end of post. Saying I have one favorite cookie seems like a bold and potentially disingenuous claim; after all, variety is the hallmark and joy of the cookie world, and why […]...

La Festa al Fresco: Mini Meringue Baskets with Pomegranate and Peach Sorbets

I was quite excited to get an invitation from the lovely Ivonne to her La Festa al Fresco, especially as summer is fleeing San Francisco as quickly as the ocean fog advances over the hills.  If you’ve never been here, it’s an amazing (and inevitable) sight in the afternoon: a solid wall of swirly grey […]...