Golden Delicious Apple Galette

Golden Delicious Apple Galette

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in desserts, French, Recipes | 3 Comments

Here’s a ‘lil galette for your gullet! A galette is just a fancy-pants French cooking term, which in this case refers to a large freeform tart. You could definitely bake this recipe in a traditional tart dish, but I kind of prefer this method. Even if it ends up looking like crap it’s ok…because it’s ...

Aztec Chocolate Cookies

Aztec Chocolate Cookies

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in desserts, Fusion, Recipes | No Comments

I have been on a mission to make some kind of spicy chocolate cookie and have been hard at work on creating the perfect texture and flavor. I’ve had a few fails, but tonight…I had a big fat v-gasm. Yep. I need to mention that I’m not a huge chocolate fan, but these cookies are ...

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Last weekend at the Urbana Farmers Market I came across some little baby Damson Plums. The lady selling them had warned me that they would most likely be too tart to use for anything other than some sort of alcohol. I beg to differ. It’s funny how something like tartness can be so relative. They ...

Groundcherry & Brown Sugar Scones with Vanilla-Rosemary Glaze

Groundcherry & Brown Sugar Scones with Vanilla-Rosemary Glaze

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in American, breakfast, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

This morning at the farmers market I came across what looked like teeny tiny baby tomatillos! Intrigued, I just had to get ‘em. I was told they were groundcherries. I had never heard of these before! Upon closer inspection, they appeared to be the size of a blueberry, yellow in color, cherry tomato-like in texture ...

Vegan Baklava

Vegan Baklava

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in desserts, Greek, Recipes | One Comment

One of my earliest food memories (at least a positive food memory) is Baklava that I had at a Greek Festival at an Orthodox Church in San Diego. It seriously changed my entire perception of what dessert could be. Since I’m vegan, butter and honey are off limits, so I have been wanting to “veganize” ...

Fun With Fondant

Fun With Fondant

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in desserts, Recipes | One Comment

Commissioned cake #2! I’m still learning as I go and trying to figure out what all this fondant bizness is about. This cake is vanilla-almond with lavender “buttercream” frosting. Since this is my favorite flavor cake, I thoroughly enjoyed eating leftover cake scraps and icing along the way! The soundtrack for this evening was my ...

The Pooh-Tater Cake

The Pooh-Tater Cake

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Well…after 2 days of trial and error, reading up on cake decorating and watching countless youtube videos on sugar art, I just finished my first commissioned vegan cake! This is the “Pooh-Tater” Cake…a John Deere-lovin’ Winnie the Pooh farmer enjoying a margarita on the job. Notice the inebriated expression on your childhood friend Pooh Bear’s ...

Classic Crepes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Classic Crepes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in breakfast, desserts, French, Recipes | 4 Comments

I’m not much of a breakfast person…in the morning, that is. I did, however, just eat a few of these bad boys for dessert (or dinner…whatever.) These are very quick to make and you can top ‘em with whatever jam you have on hand, or you can make some tasty fresh strawberry-rhubarb compote like I ...

Lychee-Rose Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

Lychee-Rose Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in desserts, Fusion, Recipes | No Comments

After making some Green Tea Panna Cotta the other night, I had lots of leftover Lychee Compote. What to do? Let’s try some lychee cupcakes! They turned out great. So great in fact, that my husband swears they are the best cupcakes I’ve made to date! Of course, he is my husband…he has to say ...

Green Tea Panna Cotta with Lychee-Rose Compote and Toasted Almonds

Green Tea Panna Cotta with Lychee-Rose Compote and Toasted Almonds

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in desserts, Fusion, Recipes | No Comments

I’m a little bit of a spacey-magoo today and having a hard time focusing (which makes for crappy writing) so I’m just gonna give it to you straight. I love green tea. I love it even more when it’s in dessert form. I wanted to make something with this flavor, so I did. I liked ...