Pineapple Cakes are traditionally enjoyed during Lunar New Year celebrations. Little bundles of buttery goodness stuffed with homemade pineapple jam make for a most welcoming treat any time of day, any day of the year. Known as the Princess of Fruits, the stately pineapple has symbolized hospitality here in the States since the colonial days. […]
Finally, the weather has turned in my favor. A gentle drizzle greeted us this morning and all I could think about was cooking something cozy, like Chicken Pho with a side of sweet-tart shallot chutney. What in the world would an Armenian girl know about Pho? Well, nothing, perhaps, except this girl has a Vietnamese […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a subject near and dear to my heart. So, every year, we must find some cute and delicious way to celebrate. Nothing is prettier in pink than a piglet. So, we’re making Piggy Cookies! Truthfully, there’s never a wrong time for making (and EATING) cookies, especially these buttery, delicately […]
Today I’m making Quince Preserve. Now that the weather is cooling, there’s nothing better to start the day than slow-brewed Earl Grey, warm toast and glistening strands of sweet deliciousness. The flesh of this fruit is white, but once it cooks, its sugars caramelize and it changes to the most beautiful deep salmon orange. My […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...