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 [...]

No-Knead Artisan (Dutch Oven) Bread

No-Knead Artisan (Dutch Oven) Bread

One of my fondest childhood memories is watching my Danish-Argentine grandmother make homemade bread at her kitchen counter. She made it look so easy! I stood on my tippy-toes to get the best view possible, and watched in awe as the magic of breadmaking happened right before my eyes: the simplest and most timeless of [...]

Pumpkin Chai Loaf Cake

Pumpkin Chai Loaf Cake

Is there anything more iconic than a Bundt pan? I love how vintage and retro they are, and how they effortlessly produce a beautifully-molded cake that practically needs no additional embellishment aside its decorative shape. Bundt cakes are the perfect cake to take to a religious or community gathering, a picnic, or a family reunion. [...]