Fig and Almond Cake

We didn't have fig season where I grew up, but now it's something I look forward to as a California resident. I can't wait for those pretty purple fruits arrive in the markets in late summer so I can try some new way to enjoy them.

Baking Lessons: Pâte à Choux

I recently enrolled in a Pastry Fundamentals class at the San Francisco Cooking School. I'm no stranger to baking, but I figured it would be a good exercise to get some professional training and pick up a few new skills.  Plus, the fundamentals of pastries are the basis of ice cream, so this can only... Continue Reading →

The Scoop: Churn Urban Creamery

It was a pretty epic weekend in San Francisco. We have been waiting ten years for the new "Grand Central of the West," the Salesforce Transit Center, to open, and this was the weekend it finally happened! A huge grand opening Block Party was held to mark the occasion. While it is functionally a bus... Continue Reading →

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