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 [...]

American Swedish Cheesecake with Cloudberry Jam

American Swedish Cheesecake with Cloudberry Jam

Välkommen! How are you all? The end of summer is approaching, and it dawned on me that I hadn’t made anything with cloudberries, which I normally do for Midsommer. You may be wondering “what are cloudberries?” or maybe have never heard of them, and if that’s the case, that’s totally OK. I hadn’t heard of cloudberries [...]

Granny Eliza’s Chocolate Pudding

Granny Eliza’s Chocolate Pudding

When it comes to chilled desserts and custards, pudding often gets overlooked for its more sophisticated adult versions of custard-type desserts, like pots de crème, ice cream, mousse, and parfait. In comparison to these, pudding may sound too commonplace or humble to merit a blog post. However, blame it on childhood nostalgia, chocolate pudding is [...]