Happy Year of the Monkey! With Chinese Pineapple Cakes (Feng Li Su)

Happy Chinese┬áNew Year! I’ve just returned from Hong Kong, where preparations for the Year of the Monkey were fully underway. I’m sad I couldn’t stay for the actual new year festivities, but I’ve brought back plenty of new year treats, including these traditional Chinese pineapple cakes that are a wonderfully simple baking project as well. […]...

{Weekend Break}: Chinese New Year in San Francisco

  Happy Saturday! I’m going to start using the weekends to share some of my favorite places to go and things to do around the Bay Area. I did this for a while under the “Sweet San Francisco” category in my navigation bar, but I’m trying to get back to doing this more regularly. I’ll […]...

Chinese New Year: Sesame Seed Balls

The Sunday just past (Feb. 18) marked the first day of the Chinese New Year 4705, or the Year of the Pig. There have been firecrackers going off late into the night, lucky oranges and plum blossoms in shop windows, and a lot of red and gold decorations everywhere. Many Chinese holiday traditions are heavily […]...