• Baking
  • Coconut Honey Lace Cookies

    coconut lace cookie

    Lace cookies are sweet, crispy thins all the more enticing because they break so easily. Still pliable when removed from a hot oven, they cool quickly, and some likely won’t survive the first transfer from cookie sheet to plate. That’s the best part, as you get to eat all the coconut cookie shards. The inspiration […]

  • Baking
  • Natillas Tart

    natilla custard tart

    Natillas is a rich Spanish custard with vanilla and cinnamon. Delicious on its own, or with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, it also makes a flavorful filling for almond flavored tart pastry. Top it with thin and crispy coconut lace cookies, and you have a combination of favorite dessert textures and flavors in one. […]

  • Food
  • Clementine Chicken

    Clementine Chicken

    Flavor-packed sauces are the key to making delicious stir-fry. In this recipe, sweet yet tangy clementine juice and fresh ginger complement the savoriness of sesame oil, garlic, and hoisin. Cooked until thickened and bubbly, the sauce hits all the right sweet, sour, and umami notes. Since clementine chicken is quick to cook, it makes an […]

  • Living
  • Kitchen Moves

    Purple Carrots

    Cooking is a vein that runs through my family. When my great-grandfather arrived from Italy, he opened a butcher shop and became known for having the best sausage in the neighborhood. While the store has long since closed, its legacy carries on through stories and the ongoing quest to recreate its recipes. We talk about […]