yeast in full bloom for James Beard's Pumpernickel Bread I
Julia Child's Bouillabaisse - a taste of life in France.
Meet Tom, a beekeeper. He lives in the Potrero Hill neighborhood in San Francisco, where he tends the beehive in the community garden.
Old Fashioned Lemonade - from my old Anne of Green Gables Cook Book!
Patricia Wells' Apricot Honey Tart
Balsamic Cherries with Escarole, Radicchio & Watercress is Bittman's Salad No. 29
TWD Vanilla Mint & Chip Ice Cream. Handmade without a machine! The David Lebovitz way.
Daring Bakers: Milan Cookies with Toasted Coconut and Pistachios
salted caramel pots de creme with fleur de sel
Meatballs and pasta - cook the Jamie Oliver's way.
Pasta and parmesan art by food stylist Paul Lowe
Basil lemon hemp yummy flaxcrackers!
Light and fluffy, these savory cheddar cheese scones make you feel like you could eat at least four. (And believe me, you can.)
Making homemade pasta with friends. Delicious and fun!
Rose Madeleines, made using rose syrup. Perfect with a cup of rose tea :)
A flavorful duck breast recipe that's easy but elegant enough for company
Ants on a Tree- a Szechuan pork & noodle dish from the book "Hungry Monkey" by Matthew Amster-Burton
Chocolate covered bacon at the Orange County Fair, plus a short bio on "Chicken Charlie," the guy who will deep fry ANYTHING you give him.
A savory bread pudding that's crispy on the outside, and nearly souffle-like on the inside. Recipe from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.
Katharine Hepburn's Brownies. As Kate would say, "Without discipline, there's no life at all."
Snickerdoodle Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Seasonal cooking - fragrant, spicy, sticky and sweet Pineapple Baked Rice
Three cups chicken: one part soy sauce, one part sesame oil, and one part rice wine. Simplicity at its best!
Braised Cow Lips, one of the scariest looking foods, but yummy!
Raw vegan Cordon Bleu and Carrot-Cranberry-Risotto with Pistachio-Kombucha-Sauce by gourmet vegan chef Patricia Ganswind.
Strawberry and Pear Croustade with Vanilla Bean Glaze by textile designer Heather Dutton of Hang Tight Studio
One of San Francisco's swankiest restaurants celebrates its fifth anniversary with a birthday tasting menu. Ahi tartare, anyone?
Wake up on Sundays to decadent lobster salad and other luxurious dishes at the new Village Pub brunch.
Spaghetti Bolognese for little ones - the latest installment in my homemade baby food adventures.
A beach-themed birthday party for my one-year old, plus my first attempt with making and decorating with fondant!
Thomas Keller's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Wow, this Malaysian chicken curry hits the spot!
Ina Garten's Chocolate Cake - a cup of freshly brewed hot coffee makes a world of a difference!