Chinese Pot Sticker & Cabbage Salad

Chinese Pot Sticker & Cabbage Salad

We have survived the heat wave in the Twin Cities! Which is no small feat when it reaches 95-plus degrees Fahrenheit! I never complain about the weather, especially summer weather, because warm and humid days like the ones we had last week remind me of summers in Buenos Aires, and so weather like this is [...]

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 [...]

Cupid’s Rose & Chocolate Candy Cookies

Cupid’s Rose & Chocolate Candy Cookies

Have you ever wondered how Cupid, that tiny cherubic baby who flies around shooting arrows at people to make them fall in love, because associated with Valentine’s Day? I have. Despite my disinterest in Valentine’s Day and my own personal twist to include other types of love celebrated on this holiday in addition to romantic [...]