I'm in Edible East Bay!

Please allow me to share a very exciting bit of news: I have been published in a magazine! Edible East Bay, a quarterly magazine that focuses on local and seasonal foods in the East Bay (for those of you not from around Northern California, that would be the area east of San Francisco – think […]...

{SF} Miette Confiserie

image from Miette I stopped by the grand opening of Miette Confiserie on Saturday – a fuller report will come after a return visit, but suffice to say it’s a charming and unique addition to the eclectic Hayes Valley neighborhood, and a must-visit for any lover of candy and old-fashioned stores of yesteryears. The store […]...

Late to SHF #27: Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

1/30/07: edited to add recipes! I came back from vacation too late to craft a timely entry for this month’s SHF, but it doesn’t mean I wasn’t still inspired to honor the theme: chocolate! (how could any self-respecting pastry girl resist?) I also wanted to honor the fact that the San Francisco Bay Area is […]...

Back from Vacation

Hello all, Just got back from a wonderful trip to Maui and the stuff paradise is made of – golden sugar-soft sands, sun-warmed waters of that perfect crystalline blue you only find in the tropics, sublimely silly palm trees waving in the wind, the fiery sun diving into the ocean every evening to the sound […]...

More Than One Way to Make Ice Cream

Remember I mentioned that I had received a few food-related gifts for Christmas? Well, the most exciting, and by far the largest surprise was courtesy of my darling boyfriend, who took it on himself to get me a commercial-style ice cream maker! Although my original, faithful ice cream maker had been serving me admirably, it […]...

Baking Books: A Look Back and Ahead

One of my New Year’s resolutions last January was to improve my baking and writing skills, a dual goal that I pursued by starting this blog. While the success of this resolution remains to be seen, I can safely say I did bake much more consistently and attempted many more challenging recipes once I had […]...