matcha

rock my world – matcha white chocolate cake w hibiscus cream (gf)

November 15, 2013
Matcha White Chocolate Cake w Hibiscus Cream (gf)

For the last few weeks, I’ve been changing up my workout routine, taking a class at my gym’s branch in Rockefeller Plaza. It’s an area I don’t frequent because of the high density of tourists. For Atletica, though, I’m willing to push through the out-of-town gawkers for a good sweat.

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to us – matcha-goma mousse cake

August 15, 2013
Matcha Goma Mousse Cake (Green Tea-Black Sesame Mousse Cake)

Anniversaries remind you of how time warps–another year has gone by but it seems like just a moment ago that M and I locked eyes when we first spotted each other on the street. After a date over bad lemonade, we’ve been together since.

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blossoms afar – matcha almond cookies w raspberry filling

April 26, 2013
Matcha Almond Cookies w Raspberry Filling

I always long for the cherry blossoms season in DC, and better yet, Japan. The magnificent carpet of pink is the most convincing sign of Spring’s arrival. Fortunately, even the photos of cherry blossoms are breath taking, cause there’s a sniffling catch for many of us–spring allergies.

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a natural beauty – matcha-azuki cake

March 29, 2013
Matcha-Azuki Cake w Azuki Meringue Icing

The annual tribal rite known as the Easter Parade in NYC brings out the colorful imaginative side in natives and visitors.  There’s the array of hats–traditional, whimsical, avant-garde, and down-right clever—during the ceremonial walk through Fifth Avenue, the central gathering place for the return of this diaspora. The fanciful pastel clothing flutters in the early […]

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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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turning japanese – individual matcha sesame cheesecake

February 24, 2012
Individual Matcha Sesame Cheesecake

I adore sushi and all the food that Japan has to offer. Besides dining out in Japanese restaurants, I’m always eager to cook up something at home. Part of the fun is shopping at a Japanese market: in my case, Sunrise Mart in the East Village. Though not a big store, it’s packed with everything […]

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whatmatchacallit

May 13, 2011
Whatmatchacallit Bars

Spring means gardening when I’m in the country, but in the city it means spring cleaning. I open a closet, a few items look out of place, I rearrange them, something falls off the shelf, and then I’m pulling down everything to completely rearrange the layout. It’s probably a mild case of OCD, but at […]

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as a matcha of fact

April 8, 2011
Matcha Almond Teacake

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been busy with bake sales and charity projects to benefit the relief efforts in Japan. One was the Online Bake Sale for Japan, which brought in a whopping $8,269—three times the estimated amount. Another, the NYC Bake Sale for Japan, happened last Saturday at the Brooklyn Flea in […]

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gotta have matcha

July 30, 2010
Matcha Dacquoise Cake

The Japanese green tea powder, matcha, is packed with health benefits. Green Tea is rich in chlorophyll for detoxification and renowned for cancer fighting Cathechin EGCg, a type of antioxidant that is only found in green tea. It also contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind. Besides all the added health benefits, […]

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