Jul 232014
 
Alex's Lemonade Stand & [Recipe] Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Today’s post is a little more than a recipe – I am partnering with my blogger buddies in a San Diego Food Bloggers Lemonade Challenge, in support of a wonderful cause – Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a fundraiser for childhood cancer, and is the biggest fundraiser in California! Since its inception 9 [...]

Jul 142014
 
Iceskimo (Grand Opening)

Iceskimo is a summer pop-up store in San Diego, serving snow-shaved ice! I was ultra-excited because I love snow-shaved ice, and my friend said that she visited during the soft opening and really liked it. I saw that there was a grand opening event two Saturdays ago, with free snow ice in the afternoon, so of course [...]

Jul 042014
 
[Baking] Nutella Banana Bread

Happy birthday, America! I love Independence Day, not only because it gives me a (much-needed) short break in the middle of summer, but also because of BBQ parties, grilled steaks and burgers, and fireworks! I haven’t quite yet decided what I’ll be bringing to my friend’s party tomorrow, so today I’m sharing something that I made [...]

Jun 232014
 
Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro

I recently purchased a Travelzoo deal for Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro – I’ve heard so many things about this place, and being a chocolate-lover, I definitely wanted to try it out. The deal was actually really good – $39 for any two drinks and two tasting trios, with a box of truffles to take [...]

Jun 202014
 
The Cravory Cookies - Craft Pizza

In my post on Craft Pizza Company, I mentioned that they were selling cookies from The Cravory there. I’ve had cookies from The Cravory before at their farmer’s market stand, and they were buttery and rich, with lots of interesting flavor combinations. I was super happy to see that Craft Pizza was offering these cookies and recently [...]

Jun 112014
 
Snacks Series: Recent Food Gifts

I’ve been really fortunate lately to receive several food gifts from friends who have traveled abroad, and I wanted to remember them all, and what better way to document than write a post about it? Haha.  First, a box of chocolates from Japan that a friend shared with me:     These champagne truffles were [...]

May 282014
 
[Costa Mesa] Mochi Cream

Sorry for missing the Monday post this week! I’ve been quite busy lately, and with the recent heat wave, I haven’t done much cooking in the past couple of weeks. Today, I’m bringing you a post of my visit to Mochi Cream a while back. ‘ Mochi Cream, as you might tell from the name, [...]

May 162014
 
Elizabethan Desserts

Elizabethan Desserts is a bakery located in Encinitas. I’ve seen photos of their adorable cupcakes and have been wanting to check it out for some time now, and recently I finally had a chance to visit! This is apparently a new location for the shop – the space was bright and sunny, with beautiful pastel [...]