dessert

parks & recreation – coconut cake w honey coconut glaze

October 30, 2014
Coconut Cake w Honey Coconut Glaze

  Last weekend, we gathered at  Brooklyn Bridge Park for the much anticipated picnic of the New York food clan. With the warmth of the sun and a cool river breeze, we spread our haul of dishes prepped at home, across two long tables, and started the charcoal on the grill. The feast could have fed […]

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wonton past – caramel pear cake w earl grey frosting

October 17, 2014
Caramel Pear Cake w Earl Grey Frosting

  I knew food could trigger memories, but I didn’t understand how deeply it could affect me until I went on a food crawl with food friends in Flushing, NY, the real source of all things Chinese in New York. Chinatown in Manhattan is a sleepy village compared to this vibrant community in Queens.

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loafing – fig almond tea cake w coconut-honey glaze

October 10, 2014
Fig Almond Tea Cake w Coconut Honey Glaze

  The precision and the science of baking have intrigued me since I was in college—it was also therapeutic as a needed break from my studies in architecture.

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gift of nothing – french plum tart

October 3, 2014
French Plum Tart

  It’s been a rather quiet week with few pressing matters, so I got to settle into the groove of baking and use this perfect opportunity to come up with a fresh list of desserts. More time in the kitchen may not sound exciting, but when baking is usually squeezed between errands and obligations, an […]

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just the way I am – blueberry corn cake with sweet corn frosting

September 5, 2014
Blueberry Corn Cake with Sweet Corn Frosting

  Birthdays are very much like New Year’s—a checkpoint for one’s life progress. This year’s birthday was no different.

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effort and reward – summer peach pie

August 22, 2014
Summer Peach Pie

  Last week, I offered a Basil Summer Berry Pudding to celebrate the bounty of berries. This week, the idea of bounty marches on with peaches. It’s that part of the summer season to bring home a quart of peaches and perfume your home with that sweet aroma.

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the pleasure chest – basil summer berry pudding

August 15, 2014
Basil Summer Berry Pudding

  As summer glides by, the food obsessed are enjoying abundant fresh produce. Like most of the regulars at the Farmer’s Market, I’ve been buying my favorite vegetables and fruit–plus new ones recommended by friends and the knowledgeable folks manning the stands.

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yes mother – ginger cherry clafoutis

August 8, 2014
Ginger Cherry Claloutis

  When M & I first got our upstate house, I approached everything with Martha Stewart determination. From the color and furnishing of the interior to the landscape surrounding the house. Then, I learned my lesson.

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fruit high – ginger cherry plum galette

July 25, 2014
Ginger Cherry Plum Galette

  I keep thinking there’s plenty of time to savor summer fruits—then I realized that cherries are at their prime, and they won’t last much longer. Strawberries are gone, except in supermarkets, but blueberries and stone fruits are still plentiful in the farmer’s markets. I’m determined to bake full speed ahead on all desserts with […]

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cup vs cup – coconut-carrot cake w pineapple-coconut cream glaze

July 11, 2014
Coconut-Carrot Cake w Pineapple-Coconut Cream Glaze

  5 ounces can equal a cup, and so can 8 ounces. No, we’re not in an alternate universe—just our kitchens.

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forget me not – boston cream pie

June 27, 2014
Boston Cream Pie

  Vanilla is under-appreciated in the dessert world. I understand the importance of using a good quality vanilla, but it always co-stars, never stars.  Vanilla maybe the standard flavor to gauge a brand of ice cream, but when was the last time you had a dish?

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