Archive for the 'Yum!' Category

Learning How to Pickle

picklesMy mom came up for a spontaneous visit this weekend and we spent Saturday afternoon pickling vegetables. We used a traditional Vietnamese recipe for the brine.  So simple and so yummy! Next time I’m going to try to make some spiced pickled carrots like the ones they serve at Tartine. Double yum!

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3rd Annual Cookie Party!

cookie artyThis past weekend, my sisters and I hosted our 3rd annual cookie exchange. So much sugar, so much fun! I made snickerdoodles, one of my all-time favorite cookies, and my friends made other yummy treats. Photos taken by my friend Thu, as I was too much in a daze after consuming much-needed allergy pills and wine!

Stuffed!

sweet potato biscuitsAlthough this is a belated Happy Thanksgiving, I hope everyone had a nice day full of food, family, friends, and laughter. I sure did. (P.S. These are the best sweet potato biscuits. Especially when served with honey butter.)

Cloud Cookies!

Strawberry-basil popsicles weren’t  the only yummy things I made this weekend…I also made some chocolate dipped shortbread cookies. What’s the best part of these cookies? They’re cloud shaped!! The cookie cutter is from the father-daughter duo at Herriot Grace. They also make fantastic hand-carved wooden spoons and bowls (all from salvaged wood). The cookies were so fun to make, eat, and share! Next time, I’m gonna try Nikole’s recipe.

Strawberry-basil Popsicles!

Strawberries are so amazingly cheap right now and great for making jam and popsicles! All you need is:

  • one pound of strawberries, washed and tops cut off
  • basil simple syrup, follow this recipe but use half the sugar since the berries are already sweet
  • a blender and popsicle mold!

Dump the strawberries (set 4 aside and slice) and half of the basil simple syrup into blender. Blend on liquefy mode for 30 seconds. Pour into mold and add a few slices of the strawberries. Freeze and enjoy!

A Sweet Surprise!

I baked these cookies, a recipe I got from my annual cookie exchange and sent them off to Rance’s mom, Anita for her birthday. Of course I had to package them using orange baker’s twine. Then, I made another drawstring bag…this time using fabric that Anita got from her trip to Senegal. I hope she likes this little sweet surprise!

Noodles!!!

So much noodles this weekend at the San Francisco Chinatown-Northbeach Noodle Festival! Passports in hand, we each sampled six noodle dishes, all super yummy. I inhaled the asparagus ravioli so fast, there is no documentation of it. From the top: penne arriabata, pad kee mao, tomato sauce chow mein, buddha’s delight veggie noodles, and pad thai. Belly full of noodles = happy.


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