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Sweetness: Cheddar Covered Grilled Banana

Sweetness: Cheddar Covered Grilled Banana

Banana: a simple, reliable, and nourishing fruit. Good to eat raw or cooked. What I love about cooked banana is its natural sweetness. Pair it up with a sharp cheddar and you get a great dessert in no time. Continue reading

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Sweetness: Mung Beans in Coconut Milk

Sweetness: Mung Beans in Coconut Milk

Mung Beans is pretty popular in the South East Asian countries. I love having it cooked in coconut milk mixed with palm sugar. You can have it hot or cold. Either way is delightful. Continue reading

Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Crisp

I had never tried rhubarbs before. One of the neighbors found out about this and she gave me some from her garden. She convinced me of their delights when made into a crisp. I found Mark Bittman’s recipe and the rest is history. Convinced and sold! I might go to my neighbor’s house and ask … Continue reading

Gouda Cheese Butter Cookies (a la Jeff)

Gouda Cheese Butter Cookies (a la Jeff)

The snow-covered streets looked beautiful this morning. Snow clump plopped down quietly from the tall evergreen right in front of my apartment window. Peaceful, calm, bright, and sunny. (“Just like on the cover of Christmas cards I saw when I was little,” my mother would always say whenever she’d visit.) Such a different scene from … Continue reading

Nutella Butter Cookies Covered in Powdered Sugar

Nutella Butter Cookies Covered in Powdered Sugar

A conversation with a friend about Christmas season and baking: Me: “So Lindsay, we always have good conversations about history, tradition, and culture. Question for you. Do you think there’s a traditional connection between Christmas season and baking, cookies especially? Seems like many people get into this intensified baking mode this time of year.” Lindsay: … Continue reading

Beets and Avocado Chocolate Cake

Beets and Avocado Chocolate Cake

I know that a recipe is a good one when I get the approval of my friend’s 10 year-old little girl with selective food preferences. (I am a former picky eater myself, by the way.) This dessert, dear readers, got hers (and her mom’s and other tasters’ too). She didn’t notice the presence of beets … Continue reading

Giada’s Blueberry Banana Bread

Giada’s Blueberry Banana Bread

  Ah, the good old banana bread: rustic, classic, and reliable. A fantastic company for coffee over breakfast or snack time. I simply love it. Not to mention the aroma it creates in the apartment when I bake it. When I started learning how to bake, I picked beginner-friendly recipes. One of them was this … Continue reading

Strawberry Raspberry Jam

Strawberry Raspberry Jam

Two weekends ago, I went on a a backpacking trip on the northwest side of Michigan with my husband and a couple of friends. On our drive home, we stopped by a local eatery/store called 13th St. Market. The quaint country cafe served good traditional American breakfast that immediately fulfilled our hunger. What I really liked though … Continue reading

Plum Cake ala Food52

Plum Cake ala Food52

When it comes to dessert, I tend to go rustic. I see this pattern on my blog too. Most dessert recipes I do involve a high degree of simplicity and…lots of fruits! Fruit cake/pastry/cookie appeal to me. They taste amazing and look genuine, sincere, and friendly. I find their uncomplicated nature to be charming. Speaking … Continue reading

Grilled Plum on Warm Bread with Cheese

Grilled Plum on Warm Bread with Cheese

When people find out that I cook, some would ask, “Wow, you don’t mind the effort that cooking involves?” or say, “Good for you. I am way too lazy to cook.” or “Oh, you’re such a good wife.” (I usually roll my eyes, in my mind, for the latter comment :D.) Feels like there’s this … Continue reading