PECAN NOUGAT

PECAN NOUGAT

The brutal, record-breaking heat-wave is gone from the Bay Area, and we are having more comfortable summer weather again. It’s still getting warm during the day, but the evenings cool off nicely. It’s not ideal for baking yet, but in 10 days we will enter the fall...

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FROZEN YOGURT

FROZEN YOGURT

I don’t dislike yogurt, but I don’t eat it very often. It may be because dairy products are not a traditional food in my ethnic/cultural background, even though they were widely available when I was growing up. My family enjoyed all kinds of food, but I personally...

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RASPBERRY TART

RASPBERRY TART

Raspberries are in season. As with strawberries, I don’t know anyone who dislikes raspberries. But the fresh raspberries in supermarkets sold in plastic containers often are imported. These are available all year and look plump and pretty most of time, but they don’t...

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CHERRY GARCIA GELATO

CHERRY GARCIA GELATO

The Sun has been strong and air is super dry, we have had blue sky from horizon to horizon, with the temperature above 90F and very little humidity in the afternoon. It’s a typical California summer for the fog-free areas, like Silicon Valley where I live, which are...

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APRICOT GALETTE

APRICOT GALETTE

Apricots are available anytime and everywhere – as apricot jam/preserve and dried apricots – but fresh apricots, which have a very short season, are not. I missed out on getting fresh ones the past couple years, but this summer I got them right on time. A farmer at my...

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