Tahini Cookies


A local “fitness café” called Sweat and Soda introduced me to sesame lattés, a non-caffeinated beverage made by steaming milk with a bit of sugar and two tablespoons of tahini. The drink has a subtle nutty and slightly bitter taste that I like very much. Those same flavors fo...

Baked Ricotta and Hazelnut Cheesecakes


A breakfast of lemon-ricotta pancakes left us with a surplus of the whey cheese. Ricotta is not a dairy product I usually have in the fridge, so this leftover ingredient allowed me to peruse pages of my cookbooks that are ordinarily unread. As luck would have it, we stumble...

Banana Caramel Chocolates


Sometimes, I make chocolates for Valentine’s Day and share them. But this week, my motivation was a ski getaway for the Family Day long weekend, during which much junk food and sweets were consumed.

Cashew Soup (腰果糊)


For a sweet finish to our Chinese New Year dinner, Dr. S suggested something that wasn’t red bean soup: instead, a nut-based tong sui.

Clementine & Almond Syrup Cake


Dr. S asked me to make something sweet for a family event this weekend. The bag of clementines in the fridge led me to this citrus, nut and chocolate cake. It looked very impressive, but more importantly, had a great taste too. I split up the recipe, making the cake on Saturda...

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