Happy Monday! The sun is shining, the trees are blooming, and it's Birthday Week -- aka, Week of Indulgence. Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines indulgence as "the behavior or attitude of people who allow themselves to do what they want or who allow other people to do what they want." That pretty much sums up how I'm … Continue reading Eat Local: Alexander’s Patisserie in Mountain View
I love cookbooks. Some people collect animal figures, vinyl records, or jewelry. Not me. Nope, I collect cookbooks. Not intentionally. I mean, it didn't start out that way, but after 30 years of acquiring cookbooks, I think it's fair to say that I have a collection. Ever since I was a kid, I've loved the … Continue reading User Testing Gluten-Free Peanut Crunch Brownies
A decade ago, you'd be hard-pressed to find macarons in the Bay Area, let alone in the 650. If you mentioned macarons to most people, they'd think you meant a macaroon -- the coconut cookie popular at Passover -- or that you were trying to be fancy when what you should have said was "French … Continue reading Have You Had Your Macaron Today?