Citrus Earl Grey Tart

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

Fresh Kiwifruit Tarts with Coconut White Chocolate Cream

Have you ever had a yellow-fleshed kiwifruit? The first time I’ve ever had one was a Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, it was surprisingly juicy and sweet. Also, they are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, E, potassium, and fiber. Just cut, scoop & enjoy! I love the beautiful look of the seeds in the center, and their crunchyRead more

Blackberry and Rose Roulade

I made my first fresh berry roulade when I was an exchange student in Japan, it was a recipe that came with the microwave and convection oven that I bought. “Roll cake” as they call it in Japan is a very popular treat, you can buy them at any supermarket or even at convenience stores. IRead more

Strawberry Basil Cake with Vanilla Cream

Cakes are so celebratory, which is the perfect reason to make one to celebrate mother’s day. This cake is actually a shout-out to one of my first popular posts back in 2011, the Strawberry Shortcake: my version. It was a cake inspired by the popular Japanese style strawberry shortcake. Back in 2011, blogging was a meansRead more

Fresh Berry Tart with Almond Cream and Fruit Preserves

The summer provides us with so many fresh delicious berries it is hard not to make a dessert out of them. Decorating with fresh edible flowers just makes the tarts look so seasonal and summery. You can choose any kind of fresh fruit you prefer, seasonal fruits work well because they have the best flavour andRead 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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