Tweaking an Old Favorite: Meyer Lemon and Chocolate Tart

Whenever Meyer lemons come into season, I always get an irrepressible desire to make lemon tarts. They've always been one of my favorite things to make, and their sunny yellow hue is perfect reflection of the increasingly light-filled days. (We even had a mini-heat wave in San Francisco this weekend, with everyone scrambling to pull […]...

A Twist on the Familiar: Tonka Bean and Cocoa Nib Ice Cream

Do you ever wonder how just about everyone’s favorite ice cream flavor seems inextricably tied to his or her childhood? After divulging their #1 choice, people will nearly always follow up with, “This was the only flavor I ate when I was a child!” or some variant thereof. I am no exception. Strawberry ice cream […]...

Marshmallow Chicks, Just in Time for Easter

For any sweets aficionado, Easter is a can't-miss holiday; more candy is sold for Easter than any other holiday besides Halloween, so if you've been caught with a bag of jellybeans in your shopping cart, know you're not alone. Easter also boasts probably the largest variety of candy specifically created for celebrating the occasion: who […]...

Out of Africa – Lychee Honey Financiers

Hello and happy April! So much has happened since the last post, I always feel now that I have a million news items to get through before I can get on with the main topic of the post! First off, a big hug to Jen of the ridiculously gorgeous Use real butter for featuring my […]...