Cream Cheese Ice Cream With Gooey Butter Cake and Candied Lemon


At the library, I spied a title on ice cream that had beautiful photos, overlaid with watercolour paintings and line drawings, a very unique look. On top of that, the content was science-heavy: ingredient weights and percentages, and deep dives into the chemistry of flavors an...

Pink Grapefruit Bars


For a recent school bake sale, I made two winners from this year, the gochujang caramel cookies and the black sesame shortbread. To round out the selection, I made some squares using a grapefruit curd. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment.

Miso Pecan Banana Bread


Cheese and caramel popcorn. Hamburgers and milkshakes. Chocolate-covered potato chips. These are all things I don’t like. However, what they have in common is the sweet and salty combination. I really wanted to like this new (to me) banana bread recipe, but I think I messed u...

Mango Pudding (芒果布丁)


A case of a dozen Ataulfo mangoes can be had for about $15 CAD if you know where to shop. The problem is, they all start to ripen at the same time. I had the brilliant idea of making a pudding that would use up a lot of the fresh, ripe fruit, but it turned out to be a dud.

Rice Cracker and Chocolate Shortbread


In keeping with the Asian theme of the cookies I was bringing to the office, the final day saw another unusual combination: toasted, savoury rice crackers as a mix-in to shortbread.

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