Visit to Vancouver/Victoria

Hello hello! Having just returned from our trip to Vancouver + Victoria in British Columbia, let’s just start by saying it’s beautiful. With the mountains and the forests and the ocean just outside the city… a perfect combo of urban and nature. I’d been told by several people that Vancouver has a great food scene,…

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~Mardi Gras King Cake~

Happy Mardi Gras!! Today is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, marking the end of one of the most festive holiday events in New Orleans. Fun fact about me: although I live in New York and mostly grew up in Texas, I was born in New Orleans. In fact, my mom’s whole family lives in New…

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Mini Cakes & Austrian Apricots

A few summers ago, I lived in a small town – Feldbach – in southeast Austria with the most wonderful host family anyone could ask for. During that summer, I first experienced baking with the metric system: no measuring cups nor tablespoons nor other American conventions, only host mom’s digital kitchen scale. Converting recipes from…

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