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Recipe: Thai basil chicken

Food Fashion Party describes this recipe as better than takeout, and I agree! It’s more customizable, safer, and probably faster to make as well. I’m not very versed in Asian cooking. All of the flavors involved in this are very strong, and it was fascinating to watch them blend to a cohesive umami finish. Delightful! […]

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Recipe: Molasses cookies

The molasses cookie recipe from Oaktown Spice Shop is both incredibly easy and delightfully spicy. Boyfriend said they tasted like gingerbread, and thus the holiday season, but I’m inclined to think of them as all-rounders. Have them with your caffeinated drink of choice. Divine. Spice up your day with Oaktown Spice Shop’s recipe!

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Recipe: Nut-free snowball cookies

My Berkeley Kitchen’s cardamom snowball cookies remind me very much of my parents, who are perpetually searching for the perfect coffee snack. This might be it. These snowballs are lightly flavored, splendidly sandy, and awfully hard to resist. Show My Berkeley Kitchen – and your own – some love with this recipe!

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Recipe: Watermelon granita

This recipe comes from Recchiuti! As we noted earlier, their fruit-based products taste very, very clean: there are no ingredients that muddle the flavor or make it come across as artificial. Unsurprisingly, the same is true of their granita recipe. Simple enough for a kid to make, refined enough for adults to enjoy. Show Recchiuti’s […]

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Recipe: Blueberry almond cake

Boyfriend got a little bit mesmerized by Delightful Crumb‘s description for this recipe: “reminiscent of a muffin top“. Truer words were never written! Bake it in the recommended tart pan rather than the loaf, and you’ll wonder where the rest of the giant muffin went. Almonds and blueberry pair just beautifully. Find the blueberry cake […]

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Recipe: Baked oatmeal

Alanna, the Bojon Gourmet, is a local food photographer, and naturally my images can’t hold a candle to hers. Boyfriend and I tried to get a little creative because this baked oatmeal recipe definitely deserves it: The peaches caramelize just beautifully and pair really well with the earthier cashew cream. We made this late at […]

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Recipe: Hakka chicken and mushrooms

Local food writer Linda Lau Anusasananan offers a number of Hakka recipes on her website, The Hakka Cookbook. Her chicken and mushrooms are so good that they’ve made it into our regular rotation. This dish is very accessible if you’re not too used to cooking Asian food; the final product tastes restaurant-quality. For delightful, easy-to-follow […]

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Recipe: Triple chocolate chip cookies

Guest post by Boyfriend! Shikha la mode’s Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is a great deviation from the usual chocolate chip recipe. The bread flour and mix of chocolate chips keeps the dough together for a taller cookie with more variety. Do keep in mind, this recipe makes for a very large batch – almost […]

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Ho Lin on Staying Creative in an Unprecedented Time

Stay Home’s very first guest post! Here’s a local author’s take: Writers are a finicky bunch; we all have our own methods for ideating and composing and editing. But once those creative juices flow, we retreat from reality, fixating on text or spacing ourselves out with our own thoughts. To hang out with a writer […]