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

Salted Chocolate Shortbread Wreaths with Hazelnuts

Another cookie recipe for the holidays! This recipe was inspired by Bon Apetit’s holiday issue cover, which features Craftsman and Wolve’s lavender shortbread wreaths. The wreaths are such beauties with the colourful candied flowers placed on the icing of each cookie. I concieved of this idea while trying to figure out a chocolate cookie recipeRead more

Homemade McDonald’s Apple Pie

I don’t remember when the last time I had McDonald’s Apple Pie. I remember growing up in Hong Kong, McDonald’s restaurants weren’t very popular until I was a kid. The apple pie has always been one of my favourites. The rectangular apple pie was probably the only shape that I knew it ever existed. IRead more

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

It is that time of the year again, this recipe is one of my favourites. The colour is also perfect for Christmas. It might be hard to find raw pistachio nuts so you can also substitute with other nuts. I have tried making this recipe with almonds but my favourite is still pistachios (it mightRead more

Very Simple Herbed Chicken Pasta Soup

I love having soups for lunch – they are light, delicious and most importantly will not put to me to sleep after the meal (especially during work :)). I used to buy canned soup for the convenience of a ready meal after 3 minutes of reheating. As I read the sodium levels on the nutritionRead more

Summer Canning: Tomatoes

Fresh local tomatoes are so delicious in the summer, it is a good time to preserve their sun ripen tomato-ey flavour for cooking. I came across some nice local tomatoes so I bought some to try canning them at home – it is my first time canning tomatoes. It is not a difficult process. AllRead more

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