Citrus Earl Grey Tart

I love baking with the citrus family. Every spring I make a citrus dessert to “celebrate” the commencement of this wonderful season. This year’s winter in Vancouver has been colder and longer than usual, hopefully it will brighten up soon like the colours of this dessert. I love citrus tones in desserts because they add a very refreshingRead more

Olive Oil Chiffon Cake with Meyer Lemon Curd

I like my citrus desserts to be very brightly flavoured and tart. This is my first time baking with Meyer lemons. Its flavour is often described as a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. To me it is closer to the Japanese yuzu. It is not as pungent as a regular lemon but moreRead more

Simple Lemon Orange Teacake

Every now and then I crave something tart and lemony, usually a lemon tart (no pun intended) or a lemon bar will do. This time I wanted a lemon loaf. I used to love the ones they sold at Starbucks, except I wasn’t fond of the icing. And the usual lemon poppy seed loaf fromRead more

Blood Orange and Kumquat Hazelnut Tarts

  “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke   Happy March! As I am easing into the spring season, I find myself enjoying the citrus bounty more than ever as my fruit basket is always filled with sweet oranges. It was like these brightRead more

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