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bi-rite creamery, san francisco

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Yes, it was late. Yes, it was cold. Yes, it was raining. Yes, we got ice cream.

Post- Burma Superstar dinner, post-performance at the Women’s Building we hoofed in back in our high heels to the car. Despite the drizzle and my aching feet we made a detour to Bi-Rite to join the line of other smart people satisfying their sugary dreams. Verdict: worth it. Want more.

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March 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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merry christmas my loves

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This year I made a few batches of chocolate bark to give away and share. They are pretty easy to make. Just melt chocolate in a double boiler (I did 2 batches of 16 oz), pour out onto pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray and lined with parchment, sprinkle on some mix-ins, press down to get them situated, and then stick in the fridge to let them harden.

I did one batch of s’more style bark with marshmallow and graham cracker and one batch of darker chocolate with dried cranberries and pistachios. When you’re all done wrap them up in tissue paper and wrap them like a pro.

I hope your belly is full of good food this season. I hope you’re grasping for the inhaler through bouts of uncontrollable laughter. And I hope you’re spending this Christmas with the people you love the most in this crazy, crazy world. ❤ xoxo

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December 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

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craving of the day: budbud kabog

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Suman, budbud kabog, whatevah. Who knows what to call it, the point is it’s delicious and I could use one rightnowthisminute.

Each of these babies is PHP30 (less than SGD1, roughly 65 US cents) at the Salcedo Market which is open every Saturday in Makati. More on that later, let’s focus on today’s craving.

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March 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm

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rice cooker apple tarte tatin

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I don’t have an oven and it makes me sad. When I first moved into this place I didn’t think it’d be such a big deal to live oven-less but think of this: no fresh cupcakes with cream cheese icing, no fudgy brownies, no piping hot chocolate chip cookies. If I crave any of these things, I must buy them and <whine> it’s not the same </whine>.

Being ovenless means I have to make do with what I can get. When I came across this recipe I knew I had to try it. The prospect of a baked good in my home was too good to pass up.

All in all, I was happy. It’s not exactly a cupcake but it makes your house smell like cinnamon and it’s bready and fruity and probably good with whipped cream. That’s got to count for something right?

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March 16, 2010 at 12:07 am

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western basics, class 8

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Last class in the Western Basics series at Palate Sensations! Extremely indulgent desserts.

Butter (a lot), eggs (a ton), cream (a grip). Are you wearing pants with an elastic waistband? You should be.

Join me in growing horizontally.

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January 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm

western basics, class 7

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Awww it’s the second to the last Palate Sensations Western Basics class!

Having been to other cooking schools I appreciate the kitchen at PS even more these days. It’s so organized, homey, and well stocked. You feel like you can really cook anything in there. It’s fun puttering around the kitchen all day especially when you don’t have to do the dishes (thanks Loretta!).

The last 2 classes are all about desserts and this lesson we covered cakes and tarts. Two words for you today: sugar headache.

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Two other words: worth it.

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October 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm

cupcakes wars by marmalade pantry

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Let me give you a glimpse into my highly structured and regimented life. Every night I come home and spend a good hour or so perusing my Google Reader feeds. It’s my equivalent to reading the morning paper. My Google Reader is organized into topics like: kstuff (for my kdrama and kpop addiction), pstuff (Mabuhay!), funnies (Milk Toof and FML go here), and food (duh) – among others.

One night I came home to a post from Cupcakes Take the Cake about cupcakes in Singapore. See now this is important because I am oven-less and cannot bake my own cupcakes. On top of that I’ve bought cupcakes in Singapore before and they were not tasty. Nuh uh. They were dry with exorbitant amounts of frosting. They were worse than Safeway cupcakes.

But the cupcake on Cupcakes Take the Cake did not look dry. They looked moist and delicious. Further to that, lo and behold, the place in question is located one block from the office. The hell? Let’s fix this cupcake-less life shall we?

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September 1, 2009 at 11:30 pm

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