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getting the party started – black & white cake

December 6, 2013
Black & White Cake

In Hong Kong, December is all about celebrating with festive Christmas décor—and much of it is over the top. The indoor trees can be stories high, Santa doesn’t just have a throne but a full-size house. For the month, that white grand piano that’s usually in the mall performance space is switched for a bright […]

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taste twerk – butterscotch pumpkin chocolate cake

November 22, 2013
Butterscotch Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

For Thanksgiving desserts, the familiar desserts made with pumpkins, sweet potatoes, pecans, cranberries and apples speak the loudest. While I’m the first to go traditional here, it’s also fun to break out and surprise the guests with a little dessert twerk.

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shake it up – pb chocolate banana cake

August 9, 2013
Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Cake

Sometimes I find myself going in circles, trying too hard, and eventually getting stuck on an idea that needs further development when maybe I should have completely scrapped it earlier. When I get into that rut, which happens a lot, I draw from my yoga practice: don’t be stubborn, step back, take a breath, and examine […]

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very cherry dairy – cherry chocolate cake

July 26, 2013
Cherry Chocolate Cake

Although I love desserts in general,  cakes have a special place in my heart, perhaps because I always felt special eating them as a child.

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boys to the yard – strawberry banana ‘milkshake’ cake

June 27, 2013
Strawberry Banana Milkshake Cake

BREAKING NEWS–This boy got a proposal. Not that kind of proposal–I still don’t have a ring on my finger.

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towards the light – vanilla malted milk cake

June 7, 2013
Vanilla Malted Milk Cake

When you go so far in one direction, you will either get stuck there—or you’ll leap to the polar opposite to regain a sense of balance. I experienced it during my recovery from chocolate coma. I completely avoided that dark, sweet seduction and headed toward the light—milk and vanilla.

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wrapped up – white chocolate cranberry cake

December 14, 2012
White Chocolate Cranberry Cake

Christmas is coming early again this year … at least for us. For the last few years, M and I have had so many holiday time obligations that we needed to plan ahead just to have time together.

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tea time – matcha-coconut cake (gluten-free)

October 19, 2012
Matcha-Coconut Cake (gluten-free)

M and I are planning our Asia trip–Hong Kong as usual and  this time with a side trip to Japan with friends. We did our initial research for things to do in Japan–and just as important, what to eat. More importantly, food to savor.

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spice travel – chai saffron-plum cake

October 12, 2012
Chai Saffron-Plum Cake

Now is the time of year when M and I plan our annual visit to my family in Asia–and a side trip for the real vacation part of our journey. This year, Japan with friends is the destination, and culinary adventures await.

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nuts about it – peanut butter & jelly cake

October 5, 2012
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake

I go through unexplainable phases of food cravings–almost possessions by culinary spirits. Right now, my X-File is all about peanut butter.

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burst of passion – coconut-passionfruit cookies

September 21, 2012
Coconut-Passionfruit Cookies

Work has kept me more out the kitchen than I would have liked. The final attention to details for a townhouse renovation project has consumed most of my time for the last two months. Still, I’m grateful for wonderful clients who agree with my vision for their new home. I had the opportunity to exercise […]

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