Flan de Coco

Flan de Coco

Last week, Dan and I celebrated 5 years of marriage! I can’t believe how time has flown by and how many different things we have shared together since then, including moving in together, planting a garden, being there for each other through the ups and downs of life and career, and surviving a pandemic. Dan [...]

Orange Blossom Cream Tart with Strawberries

Orange Blossom Cream Tart with Strawberries

Winter is finally over! We got the last flurries this week, and they melted mid-morning under the early spring sunrise. I spotted the first burgundy-purple sprouts of tulip leaves timidly rising among winter’s carcass of dead leaves. How wonderful it is to see the thaw after the long winter and gradually get ready to sprout [...]

Blackberry Lavender Ganache Tart

Blackberry Lavender Ganache Tart

             When I was in my teens, I had the privilege of going to Europe. Being an avid reader, I had read many novels that took place in European cities like Paris, London, and Rome, but I think until that trip, the beauty of those European places was almost fictional in my mind. I hadn’t [...]

Pumpkin Pots de Crème

Pumpkin Pots de Crème

It’s October and it really is pumpkin madness month! I’ve raved about the fall season and how it is my favorite: the gorgeous fall colors, the cooler weather, the crisp morning air, the dramatic changes in foliage, the squirrels busily hoarding nuts for the winter. It’s nature’s most spectacular display of color, and a wonderful [...]