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Author Archives: Elena
A big thanks to Bel for the recipe for these strawberry daiquiri cupcakes. I took a bit of a break from blogging but am back with a recipe for a cake that I transformed into mini cupcakes. So delicious! Strawberry … Continue reading
I used to be excited by the snap and sweetness of a Nestle Crunch bar until I started sneaking some of my mom and dad’s sweet tooth fixes. My mom would take out her black 70+ percent Valrhona chocolate bar
With the beautiful weather in San Francisco this September and October, I’d forgotten about fall baking. The canned pumpkin and squash are overflowing their shelves and containers at Safeway
Friends have asked me whether I’m still blogging lately and there are two-fold reasons why I’ve been on a brief hiatus. One has been that I’ve been working on my food photography and realize my taste has surpassed my abilities.
When I create my own recipe, I get a little too elaborate with the name but I feel like a lot of thought went into each component and therefore should be recognized. This tart is honestly a combination of what … Continue reading
Writing a food blog that focuses on desserts is not too kind on the thighs! Recently, not only am I creating or finding more great and light savory recipes, I’m looking for ones that are fun to photograph.
First of all, you may have noticed that I’m experimenting with a larger photo format for my blog. I’ve been learning from Craig Lee who does freelance food photography for the SF Chronicle and NY Times and wanted to capture some of … Continue reading
My first week of receiving a Farm Fresh to You CSA Fruit Box was like Christmas. Then I realized the fruit was still hard — it’s like unwrapping an remote control car that isn’t charged. Patience! I also was hoping … Continue reading
I’ve paid an obscene amount of money for good ricotta from Bellwether Farms, which I discovered in Point Reyes. Could I make my own and save some dough?
Summer rolls around and I begin to see all the signs of a fruitful cooking season. First rhubarb and strawberries, then plums, cherries, and peaches. Peaches! A good peach can make me weak in the knees.