Quarantine…

I don’t think anyone could have imagined 2020 looking like it does today. So many people were excited to be ringing in a new decade. I was looking forward to it being an “even year” again. I like even years. Dunno why. The year 2020 had celebrations, weddings, graduations, all planned out and ready to [...]

Yuzu Brown Butter Bars

Yuzu. I don't have a list of botanical facts I can tell you about this fruit other than it's similar to a lemon and its skin looks like cellulite. If you've never heard of this citrus, the one thing you should know is that it's incredibly aromatic. And strong. And very healthy for you. (I [...]

Taiwanese Black Bean Noodles

If you go into 5 different Taiwanese restaurants and ordered their Black Bean Noodle (called zha jiang mian in Mandarin), chances are you will receive 5 different variations of this one dish! The Black Bean Noodle recipe, like most other Chinese recipes, really depends on the restaurant or family and what their preferences are! Some places [...]

Earl Grey and Pistachio Profiteroles

Profiteroles. As opposed to Cream Puffs which are filled with whipped cream and the occasional fruit, profiteroles are often filled with ice cream or pastry cream. I had some Earl Grey Pastry Cream left over from a previous baking project, and decided to use it as a filling for these profiteroles! These puffs are inspired [...]

Perfect Pie Crust

Making pie crust can seem intimidating. I grew up watching Food Network and was so intimated by the way the chefs would speak of the pie dough and all the ways it could go wrong. It's too tough, it's under baked, its over worked, it could go on and on. Yet as intimidating as it [...]