Best Bites of June

Best Bites of June

Best Bites of June I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It’s been a really busy month for us, so I’m only getting around to sharing my favorite bites from June now. Here they are: Nutella Bombolone at Monello (San Diego, California) This Italian-style donut filled with Nutella was fresh, warm, fluffy and everything a good […]

Green tea cake

Green tea cake

Green tea cake Can you guess what this is? It’s supposedto be a castella cake (a Japanese sponge cake). Obviously it isn’t. My second attempt at making castella cake came out even worse than my first. The cake came out really dense. It still tastes good, but it is very dense and sort of chewy. […]

Tastefully Simple and a Giveaway

Tastefully Simple and a Giveaway

Tastefully Simple and a Giveaway Update: please note this giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Debbie (#26) who won the giveaway. Happy Monday! Or not…Here’s my attempt to make Monday a little better with this giveaway. I recently was provided with a few Tastefully Simple products to sample from their spring/summer line: 29 minute citrus […]

Pho T. Cali

Pho T. Cali

Pho T. Cali Pho T. Cali7351 Clairemont Mesa BlvdSan Diego, CA 92111(858) 565-6997 www.photcali.com Pho T. Cali is the place I go to most for pho  It’s not necessarily the best pho, but it’s pretty good and in a convenient location. The service is fast and the restaurant is pretty big so they almost always have […]

Creamy Biscoff Popsicles

Creamy Biscoff Popsicles

Creamy Biscoff Popsicles These homemade popsicles are made with Biscoff cookie spread and have a wonderfully creamy texture like ice cream. The popsicles are not icy like other homemade popsicles because of Greek yogurt which is the key to creamy popsicles. I love making popsicles in the summer, but one of the issues I have […]

Chengdu Taste

Chengdu Taste

Chengdu Taste Chengdu Taste has been one of the buzziest new restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley since its opening, with lines out the door at all hours. It got even more popular after being reviewed by Jonathan Gold. After seeing my brother’s photos from his visit to Chengdu this summer and recommendations from friends, […]