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Easy-Peasy Raspberry Fruit Tart With Shortbread Crust

Is this really my first post of 2014? Oops! It’s been a good and not so good year for me. My ever so understanding hubby bought me 2 shiny new bikes (sexy Italian carbon fiber for the road and good

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Easy-Peasy Raspberry Fruit Tart With Shortbread Crust

Is this really my first post of 2014? Oops! It’s been a good and not so good year for me. My ever so understanding hubby bought me 2 shiny new bikes (sexy Italian carbon fiber for the road and good

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Bourbon-y Chocolate-y Pecan Pie

We all have our kryptonite-glazed windmills and I guess mine just might be chocolate pecan pie. What’s not to obsess about filling that is so decadently silky with hits of boozy bourbon, creamy bittersweet choooocolate, and crunchy rich pecans? I

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Bourbon-y Chocolate-y Pecan Pie

We all have our kryptonite-glazed windmills and I guess mine just might be chocolate pecan pie. What’s not to obsess about filling that is so decadently silky with hits of boozy bourbon, creamy bittersweet choooocolate, and crunchy rich pecans? I

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Desperately Seeking 叉燒 Char Siu (Also Known As 焼き豚 Yakibuta)

All has been quiet on the Gekiuma front which is rather deceptive cuz I’ve been tinkering with different flavors and reverse engineering recipes out of sheer desperation as well as in an attempt to clean out our groaning pantry before

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Desperately Seeking 叉燒 Char Siu (Also Known As 焼き豚 Yakibuta)

All has been quiet on the Gekiuma front which is rather deceptive cuz I’ve been tinkering with different flavors and reverse engineering recipes out of sheer desperation as well as in an attempt to clean out our groaning pantry before

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How Do You Smell Love? Salmon-Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Always read the fine print, especially your wedding vows. Apparently the baked good clause, biking to work involves baked good compensation not to exceed 1 cake, pie or batch of cookies per 5 day unit, can also be extended to

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How Do You Smell Love? Salmon-Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Always read the fine print, especially your wedding vows. Apparently the baked good clause, biking to work involves baked good compensation not to exceed 1 cake, pie or batch of cookies per 5 day unit, can also be extended to

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When Tomato-geddon Strikes Make Cherry Tomato Jam

October may be just around the corner but don’t tell that to my overachieving Sungolds, they’re still running riot over the sunny patch of garden fondly dubbed Tomatoworld. These sweet, juicy, orangey little cherry tomatoes have pretty much taken over

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When Tomato-geddon Strikes Make Cherry Tomato Jam

October may be just around the corner but don’t tell that to my overachieving Sungolds, they’re still running riot over the sunny patch of garden fondly dubbed Tomatoworld. These sweet, juicy, orangey little cherry tomatoes have pretty much taken over

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Nothing Says, “I Love You,” Like Bourbon-ed Cherry Tomato BBQ Sauce

Salutations blogosphere, did you miss me? It’s been a long, eventful summer. Lots of familial excitement (the good, the bad, and the bizarre), creative redirection in the form of some short stories that have somehow become rampant novellas, and cardio

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Nothing Says, “I Love You,” Like Bourbon-ed Cherry Tomato BBQ Sauce

Salutations blogosphere, did you miss me? It’s been a long, eventful summer. Lots of familial excitement (the good, the bad, and the bizarre), creative redirection in the form of some short stories that have somehow become rampant novellas, and cardio

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Effortless Strawberry Shortcake With Lemon Zest Drop Scones

Our tiny little strawberry plants are still going strong, soaking up all that sun and rain in the race for strawberry-gedon. Growing up in an traditional Asian family, if I wanted baked goods I either had to go out and

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Effortless Strawberry Shortcake With Lemon Zest Drop Scones

Our tiny little strawberry plants are still going strong, soaking up all that sun and rain in the race for strawberry-gedon. Growing up in an traditional Asian family, if I wanted baked goods I either had to go out and

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Attack Of Strawberry Upside-Down Cake

Every summer our hardy little strawberries outdo themselves for a few weeks burying us with sweet succulent ruby red berries in an avalanche of vitamin C-packed goodness. Actually, these delicious titian gems are overflowing with perks, 1 cup contains 149%

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Attack Of Strawberry Upside-Down Cake

Every summer our hardy little strawberries outdo themselves for a few weeks burying us with sweet succulent ruby red berries in an avalanche of vitamin C-packed goodness. Actually, these delicious titian gems are overflowing with perks, 1 cup contains 149%

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Tequila-Lime Copper River Salmon

One of the many perks of living in the Pacific NW is the surfeit of amazing fresh seafood throughout the year but my favorite part of the year is the regrettably brief few weeks it’s Copper River salmon season. Summer

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Tequila-Lime Copper River Salmon

One of the many perks of living in the Pacific NW is the surfeit of amazing fresh seafood throughout the year but my favorite part of the year is the regrettably brief few weeks it’s Copper River salmon season. Summer

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Triple Threat Chicken Wings

Whenever I roast a chicken, my favorite part is the crispy little wings. Since there are only 2 of them per chicken the hubby is sweet enough to let me have them all to myself but I’m pretty sure that

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Triple Threat Chicken Wings

Whenever I roast a chicken, my favorite part is the crispy little wings. Since there are only 2 of them per chicken the hubby is sweet enough to let me have them all to myself but I’m pretty sure that