{Date night at Cibo and Spring inspired Appetizers}

 Hello everyone, I am back after my month-long absence from my blog! After coming back from Paris, I needed to take a break to get my life back in order, visit with loved ones and adjust to my old routine. Thank you to all my readers for your patience 🙂 Onto the food.. Last night … Continue reading

Holiday Recipe #2: Double Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Hello all…staying with the chocolate theme, I decided to try making something I haven’t made for a while…Biscotti. These oblong twice-baked cookies are a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee and can be stored longer than regular cookies which make them perfect for gift giving. What I love about this recipe is … Continue reading

{Holiday Recipe #1: Earl Grey Tea and Lavender infused Chocolate Pot de Cremes with Lemon Whipped Cream}

There’s only ONE more week till Christmas which means lots of last-minute shopping and the start of my annual holiday baking (and excessive treats consumption). My oven and Kitchenaid mixer have been working overtime this past weekend as I prepare my “edible winter survival kits” I’m handing out as a part of everyone’s gifts this year. … Continue reading

{Recipe: Pistachio rose water snickerdoodles w/ cardamom}

I’ve been doing a bit of spring cleaning in my kitchen and while rummaging through my cupboards, I stumbled upon this block of pistachio paste I bought at the Bon Marche Epicurie in Paris last year. I browsed through a few of my cookbooks looking for a recipe that would highlight this ingredient and decided … Continue reading

{Celebrating la jour de macaron at Yann Patisserie}

Happy Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day! An annual celebration created four years ago by the renowned french pastry chef Pierre Hermes and other members of the Association Relais Desserts to raise money and awareness for various charities. Today between 9:30 – 2pm, Yann Haute Patisserie were offering free macarons to celebrate jour du macaron … Continue reading