Recipe: French Almond Pear Tart

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This delicious tart takes a little bit of planning, First you poach the pears, which is a no-brainer. Then you make the shell, add the toppings and bake it again, et voilà – a beautifully golden colored, nicely caramelized tart!

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Recipe: Matcha Coconut Mochi Cake

I made this cake last week for a Chinese New Year’s celebration party. It was an instance crowd-pleaser.

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I was asked to share the recipe so here it is.

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Blueberry Tart

I seldom bake in the summer. I have no desire to turn my house into a furnace (most houses in Seattle don’t have A/C). But when I do, it is usually with seasonal fruits.

I baked this tart two days ago.

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On tasting, my friend Katia said “It is heavenly, you have to write about it”.

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Japanese Green Tea Pudding

I had a sudden crave for Matcha (Green Tea) Pudding the other night. To my surprise, this creamy delicate dessert is incredibly easy to make.

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I went through several recipes online. Some calling for heavy cream which I found a little too dense to my taste. After several attempts, I settled on this one by Just One Cookbook. Continue reading “Japanese Green Tea Pudding”

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflowers are in season

I first came across elderflower cordial in the kitchen counter of a farmhouse near Škocjan Caves, Slovenia. I didn’t know what to do with it, but the name carried certain warmth and happiness. So when I saw them at my local farmers market last weekend. I decided to give it a try. Continue reading “Elderflower Cordial”