{Cookbook Review} Summer, Simply

Continuing with my efforts to review all these lovely cookbooks piled up on my kitchen table/bookshelf/nightstand…This particular tome was an easy pick, and I have my recent trip to Colorado to thank for it. I mentioned briefly that thanks to Lisa‘s kindness, I was able to stay with her and her family friend while in […]...

{SF} Treats in the Tendernob

Tendernob’s a little sweeter with the addition of Hooker’s Sweet Treats and their gloriously chewy-soft caramels dipped in dark chocolate and dusted with smoked sea salt. Praline-caramel cookies and bread pudding warrant a return visit....

Always Room for Chocolate (and Shortbread)

Sometimes it seems like the Bay Area is ground zero for chocoholics: new local artisan chocolatiers popping up every month, whole stores dedicated to chocolate from around the world…when burnt caramel and pink peppercorns are commonplace, it’s enough to make the pickiest of connoisseurs feel spoiled for choice. A very fine, recent example: I was […]...

The Perfect Finish: The Twix Tart

Among my backlog of posts to finish are a bunch of cookbook reviews (I swear, the only thing that seems to multiply faster in my place than dust bunnies and kitchen equipment is cookbooks). One I’ve been particularly eager to share is Bill Yosses’s The Perfect Finish, which came out about a month ago. Yosse, […]...

Food and Light: Best Workshop Ever

I've been playing hooky from work and blogging the last few days to enjoy bucketfuls of sunshine, outrageously good food, and the company of some of the most talented bloggers around. The Food and Light Photography Workshop, organized by Jen of use real butter in collaboration with Helen of Tartelette and Todd and Diane of […]...