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Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble Pie

In my last post, I talked about a mix of ingredients (strawberry and pistachio) that I thought was great but, in fact, isn’t—at least, according to flavor experts. Now, I think we can all agree that the combination of strawberries and rhubarb IS a match made in heaven, right? I can think of no betterContinue Reading

Pistachio and Strawberry Verrines

Pistachio and Strawberry Verrines

I’ve had a major crush on pistachios ever since I came back from Sicily. As the only region cultivating the nut in Italy, Sicily is especially proud of its “green gold,” serving them in both sweet and savory dishes. I was fascinated by the use of pistachios in pasta dishes, where they were often pairedContinue Reading

Homemade Maple Leaf Cookies

Homemade Maple Leaf Cookies

If you’ve ever travelled to Canada, you’ve most likely seen displays of maple leaf cookie boxes in airport duty-free stores and souvenir shops. They sure look like a gimmick, given the steep price at which they are sold and the fact that they bring together two of Canada’s conspicuous icons: the maple leaf, and mapleContinue Reading

How to Make Chocolate Éclairs: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Éclairs: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Recipe

Have you heard that éclairs are the new macarons? The classic dainty French pastry, described by the Larousse Gastronomique as a “small elongated pastry made with choux pastry, filled with cream, and glazed with fondant,” has taken the pastry world by storm this year. For most of its 160 years of existence, the éclair was aContinue Reading

And Then They Were Three (On Being a Food-Blogging New Parent)

And Then They Were Three (On Being a Food-Blogging New Parent)

In late December of last year, I gave birth to our son, Baby J. And then started the biggest adventure of our lives. Having a baby wasn’t easy for us, so we had been waiting for him for a long time. As we grew older and more attached to our lives as child-free adults (“free”Continue Reading