Raspberry Cocoa Nib Coffee Cake

Thanks to everyone who entered the Daily Gourmet/NewTree giveaway! The five winners are: Michelle, Jessica, Jessicah89, Debbie, and Kristin! Congrats to you all! We had company last week: my brother-in-law had the honor of being our first houseguest to use our (finally)properly fitted out second bedroom. (Previous guests enjoyed the luxury of our living room […]...

Daily Gourmet/NewTree Chocolate Deal

I was recently contacted by Daily Gourmet, a new site that offers limited-time offers on artisanal products from around the country. They found me because they were currently running an offer on Amella Caramels, which I had reviewed favorably during my last visit to the San Francisco Chocolate Salon. Their current offer is for NewTree […]...

{Sweet San Francisco}: TCHO and Chocolate Mint Filled Cupcakes

Pardon the slightly disjointed nature of this post; it was meant to be report on my TCHO factory experience that evolved into a St. Patrick’s Day recipe that now includes a mention of Japan. Apologies, but I couldn’t not mention that I fell in love with Japan long before I visited it for the first […]...

{Cookbook Review} Sugar and Spice Brioche Buns: Everything Nice

  To see the winners of last week’s Blackboard Eats contest, see the bottom of this post! We’re spoilt for choice of bread in San Francisco, where there’s enough artisan bread bakeries around that not having freshly baked bread with dinner almost seems enough reason to turn in your foodie membership card. I must confess […]...