Fresh Fig Mascarpone Tart in Cornmeal Crust

Continuing my tart obsession with a quintessential ode to fall: a fresh fig mascarpone tart in a cornmeal crust specked with fresh rosemary. It’s hard to “do” anything to figs when it’s peak fig season; they’re so perfect on their own, I don’t even feel the need to bake them or anything else. The tart […]...

{San Francisco}:Eat Drink SF 2016

After a summer of food and wine events, it’s always exhilarating to go out with a bang. Eat Drink SF, a weekend-long festival of food, wine, and spirits from around the Bay Area, was a delicious way to close out August. Over 160 Bay Area restaurants, along with over 70 bars, wineries, and distilleries served […]...

My Disney Alaska Cruise: Itinerary Guide

                  Happy Monday! I’m happy to share the second post in my Disney Alaska cruise review series. This post covers the itinerary of the seven day Disney Wonder cruise up to Alaska, and what activities we enjoyed at the ports. First, Alaska is of course a wonderful […]...

Strawberry Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Summer’s slipping away, but I wanted to share one last sweet summery tart before back to school sets in. This strawberry pistachio frangipane tart is visually inspired by one of Martha Stewart’s tarts, although the recipe here is drawn from my own repertoire. Simple summer tarts have always been a weakness of mine; disarmingly uncomplicated, […]...

Summer Vacation: Disney Alaska Cruise Review

I’m so excited for these next few posts! I’ve been eager to do this Disney Alaska cruise review¬†and share my favorite parts of my vacation, as well as helpful tips and secrets. Two years ago, my family and I went on our first Disney cruise to the Bahamas and enjoyed it so much we wanted […]...

Vanilla and Chocolate Choctal Ice Cream Review

Taste tests are one of my favorite things to do: the scientist in me loves comparing and contrasting, quantifying the differences between similar items, finding my personal choice that I like best. Choctal Ice Cream thus appealed to me instantly. All of their ice creams are made with single origin varieties of vanilla beans or […]...