{Product Review} A Pocketful of Peaches

Like many a baker, gadgets are my Achilles heel. And I’ve noticed that all the cooking stores are getting better and better at pumping out cute little tools and machines that illuminate previously-unknown voids in your kitchen inventory. My saving graces are that I don’t have a kitchen the size of Martha Stewart’s, nor do […]...

{SF} Wall of Cupcakes

Cupcake display at Cako. Very modern pop-art-ish. The lemon raspberry cupcake was a winner. Cako 211 O’Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 404-7303...

{SF} Ice Cream Tour, Stop 3

Salvation on a sweltering summer day at Tara’s Organic Ice Cream: Black sesame ice cream, nutty and fragrant. Not pictured but equally ambrosial: strawberry rose ice cream, like tasting a garden in full bloom. Tara’s Organic Ice Cream 3173 College Ave Berkeley, CA 94705 (510) 655-5014...

{SF} Ice Cream Tour, Stop 2

Bacon peanut brittle at that most avant-garde of ice cream parlors in SF, Humphry Slocombe. The szechuan strawberry sorbet left our mouths pleasantly tingling, like we had eaten peppery snowflakes. Humphry Slocombe 2790 Harrison St San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 550-6971...

{SF} Ice Cream Tour, Stop 1

New ice cream store in Dogpatch with a tongue-teaser of a name: Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous. Highly recommend the Chocolate Malt Crunch with Valrhona chocolate pearls.   Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous 699 22nd St (between Illinois St & 3rd St) San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 970-0750...

Return to the Kitchen

I’m back! Thank you ALL for your well-wishes and congratulations – they meant so much to me. Whether you’re a long time reader, or just someone who dropped by and left a note, it made me feel that on the 23rd of May, the happiness I felt spread out beyond the sun-dappled garden where I […]...