Category Archives: Dessert

Feeling Kaki for Thanksgiving

  Kaki, or persimmons, are in full season right now. The orange glossy skin is such a cheerful sight in the markets – it is one of the fruits that are still purely seasonal. You can only find it around

Feeling Kaki for Thanksgiving

  Kaki, or persimmons, are in full season right now. The orange glossy skin is such a cheerful sight in the markets – it is one of the fruits that are still purely seasonal. You can only find it around

Big Thoughts with Small Things and Two Apple Recipes

  As I come to know our new surroundings, our new adopted city and our new home, I quietly revel in the calm bliss of being back in the States. All of the things I missed about the U.S. are

Big Thoughts with Small Things and Two Apple Recipes

  As I come to know our new surroundings, our new adopted city and our new home, I quietly revel in the calm bliss of being back in the States. All of the things I missed about the U.S. are

Almond King Cake – A Healthy Treat for Kids to Celebrate the Month of January

  In France, January is the month of the Galette de rois – the cake for kings. It is to celebrate the ‘Epiphany’ in the Catholic religion, when the three kings came to visit baby Jesus. After New Year’s, all

Almond King Cake – A Healthy Treat for Kids to Celebrate the Month of January

  In France, January is the month of the Galette de rois – the cake for kings. It is to celebrate the ‘Epiphany’ in the Catholic religion, when the three kings came to visit baby Jesus. After New Year’s, all

Fig Tart with Cardamon

  A simple gluten-free fig tart cooked with cardamon and slow-roasted for that burnt-sugar flavor. I know it is off-season, and I would not have done it if it were not for the serious craving I had for figs. And

Fig Tart with Cardamon

  A simple gluten-free fig tart cooked with cardamon and slow-roasted for that burnt-sugar flavor. I know it is off-season, and I would not have done it if it were not for the serious craving I had for figs. And

A Birthday Raspberry and Chocolate Charlotte

    I love how the winter months are studded with celebrations. In our house, it seems like we are celebrating from October to February. Anniversaries, events, birthdays, holidays, New Year’s… It makes the cold winters aglow with warmth and

A Birthday Raspberry and Chocolate Charlotte

    I love how the winter months are studded with celebrations. In our house, it seems like we are celebrating from October to February. Anniversaries, events, birthdays, holidays, New Year’s… It makes the cold winters aglow with warmth and

Merry Christmas…

    Season’s greetings to you and to yours. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas. These weeks have been a whirlwind of activities, from keeping up with work to cultural events, bake sales, holiday parties and  playdates galore.

Merry Christmas…

    Season’s greetings to you and to yours. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas. These weeks have been a whirlwind of activities, from keeping up with work to cultural events, bake sales, holiday parties and  playdates galore.

Buckwheat Walnut Muffins

So much of cooking is borne out of happy accidents. Many times, I will substitute an ingredient simply out of shortage or lack of being able to find it, and it becomes even better than expected. Like these walnut muffins.

Buckwheat Walnut Muffins

So much of cooking is borne out of happy accidents. Many times, I will substitute an ingredient simply out of shortage or lack of being able to find it, and it becomes even better than expected. Like these walnut muffins.