San Francisco Blogger Bake Sale This Saturday!

I ‘m so excited that the bake sale I’ve been organizing with several other bloggers is this Saturday – less than a week away! Planning has been going extremely well – we now have two locations and almost 50 volunteer bakers! If you are in San Francisco this Saturday, please come by and support us! […]...

{Chocolate Review} Sweet Treats for Easter

Warning: There is going to be a lot of chocolate on this page for the next few posts. After all, it’s nearly Easter, the holidays that generates more candy sales than any other holiday save Halloween. Have you got your jellybeans and peeps ready for your Easter baskets? Let me suggest a few other Easter […]...

({SF} 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 […]...

{SF} Farmers’ Markets and Pop up Shops: Tell Tale Missive Two

One near-axiom of opening a business is that there will always be unforeseen obstacles. The trick is whether you have the agility to sidestep these pitfalls and maintain as much forward momentum as possible. When I first learned about Tell Tale Preserve Company, the storefront was projected to open by the end of this year. […]...

{SF} The Society Bag: Tell Tale Missive One

Smoked almond brittle from the November Society bag. What’s a pastry kitchen with a not-yet-open storefront to do? You could start supplying local coffee shops with morning comestibles. You could also start a monthly sweet subscription service and provide people with a veritable bag of goodies to enjoy and hopefully become addicted to. I think […]...

{SF} A Foodie Weekend in Three Acts

Act I. “Pour Yourself a Stiff Drink, There’s a Lot More to Come.” The kickoff party for Scharffen Berger’s annual Chocolate Adventure Contest has become an Orson tradition. Exotic drinks, whimsical nibbles, and a whole lot of chocolate cupcakes. The theme this year for the Chocolate Adventure Contest is cupcakes – devise a cupcake made […]...