Crystal Jelly Candy

Crystal Jelly Candy

52 weeks of cooking – Soda/Pop Sugar is a very interesting substance to work with, one moment it’s doing nothing, the next it’s burnt and black. This recipe steers clear of that potential burnt sugar by only needing it to come to a boil to…

Chili Brownies with Almond and Cinnamon Swirl

Chili Brownies with Almond and Cinnamon Swirl

52 weeks of baking – Bars & Squares I can’t leave a recipe alone, I always want to add more things, more flavor to make a new creation. These brownies are laced with a little chili powder, not the mixed chili powder you use to…

Cachapas

Cachapas

52 weeks of cooking – Street Food I have a fondness for street food, especially street food from South America. While visiting friends in Boston they took us out to breakfast at a Venezuelan restaurant. When it comes to eating out I always choose something…

Pork Floss Buns

Pork Floss Buns

52 weeks of baking – Local Favorites When I was a kid and went to the mall with my friends on the weekend we’d usually see a movie, get a fancy coffee and browse through the book store. Before I left to return home I’d…

Carrot Salad with Preserved Lemon

Carrot Salad with Preserved Lemon

52 weeks of cooking – Brinning I’ve heard about preserved lemons for years, but hadn’t ever tried them until I had an abundance of lemons on my hands. I made a batch of preserved lemons, stuck them in the fridge and forgot about them, it…

Lemon Focaccia with Manchego

Lemon Focaccia with Manchego

52 weeks of baking – Citrus I love me some good crispy focaccia. Focaccia is the bread that inspired me to ask the cook on Bounty to teach me how to make bread. She was kneading it in a large bowl, one had covered in…

Banana Coconut Macaroons

Banana Coconut Macaroons

52 weeks of cooking – Oceania These small cookies will take you away in one bite to a tropical island. Comprised mostly of coconut with a taste of banana and a hint of pandan these make me remember the humid heat of my early days…

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cookies

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cookies

52 weeks of baking – Dietary Restrictions While working on Class Afloat I had a cook’s mate, my dedicated helper. Over the years I worked with a few different girls, each had a different skill level from basic food knowledge to culinary graduate. They helped…

Stone Fruit Panzanella

Stone Fruit Panzanella

52 weeks of cooking – Stone Fruit What makes a salad a salad? Almost anything could be described as a salad, I like to say that a salad must contains mayo, think about it… potato salad, tuna salad, egg salad. Those all typically have mayo,…

Slab Ricotta Crostata with Jam

Slab Ricotta Crostata with Jam

52 weeks of baking – Italy When feeding a crowd making regular sized pies or anything individual takes time, I prefer to make large trays of things to save time. This is where slab pies come in handy, a larger, thinner pie made in a…