Nothing beats the pleasure of baking a cake for a child’s birthday. The recipient is invariably excited and, of course, easily impressed. Having become inured to teenage contempt and adult-onset apathy, watching someone eat your creations with the gusto and abandon of a 4-year-old is a rare and refreshing delight. When the opportunity to bake a birthday cake for an adorable little cousin fell into our laps, we couldn’t wait to get started. (more…)
In the first flush of summer weather, we’re all thinking one thing: strawberries. Bright red, juicy berries are bursting out of pastries, studding spinach salads, and turning post-workout smoothies a darling shade of pink. Tart and sweet, we have been trying to use these fruits in everything. It was only a matter of time before they found their way into one of our cocktail recipes. (more…)
Every trip to Berkeley Bowl starts with a grocery list and ends with a shopping cart full of unexpected treats. Wandering the aisles aimlessly gets you thinking of the next meal you’re going to make, and the one after that, and the one after that, and suddenly you’re buying rhubarb and strawberries and running home to make this heavenly dessert.