Lime Ice Cream Pie

Ice Cream Pie with Persian Limes

Why not try something different from the traditional but tiny key lime in a pie? You know those tiny things take forever to squeeze right? Persian limes, which seem to be a cross between key limes and lemons, are seedless and extra fragrant. I zest and juice them for tons of summer dishes and desserts. This tart but loveable Persian …

Big Sur

Big Sur, California | Ocean Side

Photos taken September, 2014 on a foggy day. Can you find the sea lions in these pictures? Kat asked me if she should get a professional camera. Yes… if you’ll use it, I equivocated, thinking how rarely my camera leaves my little food photography station by the window. I still rely on my phone when I go to the beach or …

Chinese Red Bean Congee

Red Bean Congee | 红豆粥

Red bean, adzuki bean, 红豆 or 赤豆, whatever you want to call it, this sweet and velvety bean pairs with sticky rice to make a silky chilled dessert for hot summer days. In China it’s often served with a scoop of strawberry ice cream. You can do the same. Mom said when she was younger, still living in Hangzhou, it was always …

swedish rye bread

Swedish Rye Bread

Soft, buttery, easy to slice, citrus-y loaves for rye lovers. My roommate said, “This tastes like bread you get in a restaurant.” Happy fourth of July! Of course, on this super American holiday, I’m posting a recipe for Swedish rye bread. Oh wellsss. There are enough food bloggers building American flag cakes with strawberries and blueberries today. So here’s something …

blueberry pie

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Fresh, juicy, and tart, this deep-dish blueberry pie gets baked into an extra thick all-butter crust, then heavily chilled for those hot summer days. It’s the perfect vehicle for a big scoop of ice cream. Eeeee, a clean slice and a perfect bottom crust. A few notes to set this blueberry pie apart from other blueberry pies: I used my favorite …