Friday, September 12, 2014

{Strawberry and Basil Goat Cheese Cake}

{Strawberry and Basil Goat Cheese Cake}

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Since my trip to Ireland well over a month ago, I’ve been on a goat cheese kick.  Ireland doesn’t raise their farm animals in close quarters, and driving through the countryside, cows, sheep, and goats freely mill about, enjoying the lush green surroundings.  I almost envy their simple lives, carefree yet purposeful.  Dairy products are fresher and richer than what I typically get here in the…

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

{Olive Oil (and yogurt) Cake}

{Olive Oil (and yogurt) Cake}

Olive OIl

Amazing how a whole month (more than that really) passes by in a blink of an eye.  It’s been a while since my last post–I got caught up in work, and then I went on a trip, and then I was recovering from the trip.  But I finally have a new post.  I actually made this olive oil cake for a July 4 bbq and never had a chance to write this post up.  It’s probably not a very patriotic Fourth of July…

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Monday, June 23, 2014

{Vanilla Honey Almond Milk}

{Vanilla Honey Almond Milk}

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This past week, I bought my first blender.  Yes, my very first blender.  I have resisted for a long time because I don’t like clutter and didn’t want to crowd an already small kitchen.  With the juicing and green smoothie craze–and because I tend to do what everyone else does–I finally caved and picked one up.  It seemed that the blender to get was the Vitamix.  But I couldn’t stand to part with…

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Monday, May 19, 2014

{Chocolate Raspberry Buckwheat Chiffon Cake}

{Chocolate Raspberry Buckwheat Chiffon Cake}

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This post is a full week late.  I meant to make this buckwheat chiffon cake (you read that right, buckwheat) for Mother’s Day and didn’t get to it in time.  I guess no point in making excuses now.  Growing up, my mom would buy me sponge cakes from the Asian supermarket.  They weren’t fancy or anything, but simple snack cakes that were light, fluffy and eggy.  My mom isn’t much of a baker…

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Monday, April 28, 2014

{Oatmeal Coconut Toffee Cookies}

{Oatmeal Coconut Toffee Cookies}

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Cookies are always a good idea.  For those long hard days, or when you simply want to enjoy a sunny afternoon, there aren’t too many better picker-uppers than cookies.  I always tend to gravitate toward the same type of cookies–chewy, moist, with a bite.  That usually means some kind of oatmeal cookie, which is probably why that’s the only type of cookie I seem to blog about.  And one of my…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

{Sweetspot: Craftsman and Wolves}

{Sweetspot: Craftsman and Wolves}

Crafstman and

Crafstman and

Sadly, this won’t be an Easter post–but at least I have a picture of an egg. I haven’t had a new successful recipe recently (much less one for Easter), so instead I thought I’d share my trip to an eclectic, hipster bakery in San Francisco. It’s been almost two weeks since I made the trip to Craftsman and Wolves, and I’m still thinking about this place. A friend and I started our day in the…

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Long wait to get this tuna poki bowl.  I’m so hungry I might inhale it (but not after posting this pic first!).

Long wait to get this tuna poki bowl. I’m so hungry I might inhale it (but not after posting this pic first!).

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Starting the day off right @craftsmanandwolves

Starting the day off right @craftsmanandwolves

Friday, March 28, 2014

{Lime Macarons}

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I am back!  I know you have all been waiting SO anxiously for a new post!  Every week I thought about how I needed to write up a post, and the next thing I knew, a whole month flew by.  What has everyone been up to?  Sometimes I can’t even think of what I’ve been busy with, but I know I must have been doing something.  Let’s see…sometime over the last few weeks, I took a croissant-making class…

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Sharing my less than perfect macarons at work—I’m keeping the pretty ones :) #macaronlove

Sharing my less than perfect macarons at work—I’m keeping the pretty ones :) #macaronlove