Food: Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies

I don’t bake too much, but I do help my mother when she is in the mood to bake a batch of brioche and other Mediterranean pastries. But this cookie recipe is worth a share, and one I am going to bake for the office holiday party this year – or in our case, they […]

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Food: Carrot Cake

This morning I had a craving for carrot cake with my coffee. But finding a tasteful slice at the early morning hours in downtown San Francisco is pretty challenging. So, I settled for a scone with the complete intention of baking tonight using this must try carrot cake recipe. INGREDIENTS For the cake mixture • […]

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Let’s Start With Recipes

For the love of baking season, I could not help but share some of my favorite recipes – you know – to try out before taking a batch to an upcoming party or get-together. Oh and by the way, I booked myself a tiny trip to this place and although I normally work while on […]

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Food: Saturdays Are For Baking

I’ve been craving cinnamon swirled baked goods – mostly brioche with my mother’s recipe. But I decided to go with this one instead – a simple loaf, which can either be smothered in Marscapone and cherry Jam or eaten simply with a cup of coffee, I think the fact it is an easy recipe to […]

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Let’s Start Monday Right

I hope your weekends were grand and that you had a chance to decompress from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Perhaps your Monday is just beginning where in other places it’s nearing bedtime or beyond. But since I live in San Francisco, and my day is just beginning, as usual with the […]

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Zucchini Muffins Kind of Day

I watched a movie on the Hallmark channel last night – where the perfect single mother bakes zucchini muffins for a road trip to drive her perfect daughter from Los Angeles to Oregon, where she would be attending college. Cute movie, great chemistry among the characters Amy and Noah, and perhaps it is one of […]

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Food: Baking a Pie Today

A lazy holiday today has me a bit off-balance, in that I flew back from a short trip up north and now find myself doing a bit of tiding up around the house, and the need to bake something. Perhaps my Fall/Autumn radar is up. But while killing time at coffee shop bookstore yesterday waiting […]

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Food: Eggs Florentine and Bread Pudding Cake

Having breakfast/brunch over the weekend with a few friends and I figured I’d take another approach to the usual breakfast I normally opt for. The safe one, with granola of sorts, fresh fruit platter, and good coffee.  But this time around, since we plan to meet up for a walk across land’s end in San […]

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Hello There, Would You Like Some Cake?

I am back, after a week off to celebrate, reflect and contemplate how the rest of the year should pan out – taking into consideration of course the minor glitches, and/or set backs, I am thinking it will hopefully stay on course and if not, I know exactly where to escape for a few days […]

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Dessert: Chocolate Mouse S’mores Kind of Way

For the past week, I have craved chocolate pudding and have actually bought the Jello brand and made some, and have been treating myself to serving each night. This happens, where I crave something and eat it until I no longer want it. But this recipe for Chocolate Mousse Bars in a S’more king of […]

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