It just creped into my mind

"Even shit sounds sexier in french." I totally abide that. No shame either. I don't know if it's the fact that the french language just forces out the sexy voice of whoever speaks it, or is it just the fact that the language is inherently elegant. My point is, it's sad, but most of us will… Continue reading It just creped into my mind

Some Sage Advice

Whether it's the strokes of color representing specific flavours that streak across my mind when I "see" certain flavour combinations or something as straight forward as smelling the steam wafting lazily up from a finished dish, I think, flavour has to do with instinct and chemistry. Like people, food has its own invisible forces of abstract attraction… Continue reading Some Sage Advice

LBFM

It's the first full day since the spring forward! Those of you who haven't advanced your clocks by an hour, make sure you remember to get on that so you won't be late tomorrow for any important date (or school or work)! An extra hour of sunshine means, for me, a relaxing apres-dinner walk with… Continue reading LBFM

Bittersweet

This is a tart special for plenty of reasons, the greatest being that it encompasses two of my "firsts". The crust is the first gluten free crust I have ever attempted, and thank God, it turned out quite pleasantly. The second first (oxymoron there!) is the chocolate silk filling, which is absolutely, undeniably, and impossibly to… Continue reading Bittersweet

PB&A Brownies

P is for peanut, B is for butter...as for A, it is for adzuki. It may seem like an uncertain rendez-vous for the two, but peanut butter is nothing new in an oriental pantry. Just think peanut-coconut dipping sauces and peanut-butter-stuffed glutinous rice balls simmered in ginger muscovado tea. I love peanut butter in both its… Continue reading PB&A Brownies