Maple Layer Cake

I made this lovely maple layer cake for my great-grandmother’s birthday. She just turned 91! And instead of writing out the recipe, I decided it would be fun to doodle it out. If I ever wrote a cook book, this is how I would want all my pages to look 🙂 Some photos while I…

Healthy Lemon-Mint Bars

Lemon-Mint bars are the perfect spring and summer snack. You can store them in the fridge for later, make them for a party, or simply finish them all without sharing. I prefer the last one, personally 🙂 They have a zing to them because of the lemon, and the mint adds a cool, refreshing touch….

A Leftover Kitchen Lesson

How many people in this world have stale food in the refrigerator or leftovers after a meal? I think its safe to assume that it happens to most of us. And a majority of us don’t know what to do with the leftovers, so we simply dump them into the trash. I was luck to…

Carrot Cake And Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Easter is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It was on Sunday, April 16th this year, and I made some yummy food for this occasion. {scroll down past the short ribs for the carrot cake} First up – main course. Red Wine Braised Short Ribs (you need a Dutch…

Sushi Time in San Jose!!

San Jose, California has some of the best Japanese food with amazing sushi, sashimi, and rolls. The restaurant I went to is called Cha Cha Sushi, and you just have to go there. A lot of people flock to this restaurant, so make sure you go there early. There can be a 40-minute waiting line!…

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream!!

How many of you have never eaten ice cream? I bet all of you have. But how many of you have tried ice cream made with LIQUID NITROGEN? Liquid nitrogen is used to make the ice cream freeze faster than it would with a hand cranker or an electric machine. So you can eat your…

A bite of heaven in Hanoi

If you ever go to Vietnam, never ever go to a fancy, expensive restaurant. The street food there is just stunning, and something you certainly do not want to miss out on. Pho may be the most famous dish, but Bun Cha is the yummiest according to me. Bun Cha originated, and still remains very…

When in Rome …. eat gelato!!!

One of the most memorable experiences I had in Italy was gelato. You could say I went on a gelato-eating spree, and tried almost all the flavors available in the whole of Rome. I wanted to eat one gelato every day, but ended up having about three each day instead. My favorite flavor was “Limone”,…