JC100: Chocolate Mousse

I am very excited to post my first recipe from Julia Child in celebration of her 100th birthday! I was asked to participate in JC100, a campaign launched by publisher Alfred A. Knopf to celebrate what would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday in August by cooking her recipes. One of her recipes will beRead more

White Chocolate Mousse

A while ago, I made this white chocolate mousse from a recipe found in a weekly Chinese food magazine from Ming Pao Daily Newspaper. That particular issue featured chef Corbin Tomaszeski’s demonstration of his Irish Cream dessert recipes. One recipe that caught my eye was the white chocolate mousse. If you watch Food Network Canada,Read more

Honey Castella

Wow…I’ve neglected my blog for a long time. The recipe that I am going to write about here is another Japanese recipe that I’ve made back in fall (it is winter now :)). Anyways, I found this recipe on a Youtube video here. The video is Japanese and the video quality is not the bestRead more

Chocolate Crème Caramel

Continuing my Japanese recipe of mini doughnuts, this is also a Japanese recipe which also happens to be chocolate. In Japan they call it “pu-rin” for pudding, but it is more like a custard. I found this recipe from a Japanese website called “Kyou-no-ryouri” which means “Cooking Today”. It is also a cooking TV showRead more

Mid-Autumn Festival: My Mooncake-making Ritual

Mid-Autumn festival is tomorrow. I actually don’t know much about the Chinese lunar calendar but I know it is ridiculously accurate in weather prediction. Almost always after the mid-autumn festival, the weather will start to cool. The festival is a celebration of harvest, full moon and getting together with your family and EAT of course.Read more

Strawberry Shortcake: my version

It has been a while since I baked and assembled a nice-looking cake from scratch. It was my mom’s birthday last Friday, birthdays = cakes. I originally thought of just making some kind of dessert but a cake is just much more celebratory. I wanted to make a fresh mango cake but mangoes were notRead more

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