Tag Archives: chocolate

paella night | chez amina

Paella & salad Goat cheese-stuffed zucchini blossoms Gianduja (hazelnut chocolate) budino Week night dinner sesh with my old college roomies.  A couple weeks ago, Amina invited Dani and me over for paella night.  Amina’s an ah-maaaazing cook.  Those fried zucchini … Continue reading

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bitty bites

Heading to dinner at Dunsmuir Flats.  I’m bringing these bite-sized chocolate truffle and shortbread squares that I made today for dessert!

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happy birthday, mike!

Happy Birthday, Mike!  For my brother’s birthday last week, I baked him a velvety chocolate blackout cake [devil’s food layer cake, chocolate ganache and caramel filling, coated with ground cake crumbs].  Recipe from my trusty Tartine cookbook, of course.  Now, look … Continue reading

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nipples of venus

A scene from one of my favorite movies, Amadeus, where Salieri tries to coax Constanza into leaving some of her husband’s original sheet music with an offering of Capezzoli di Venere (Nipples of Venus), or brandied chestnut pralines.  I’ve always … Continue reading

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chocolate banana bread

When life hands you bruised bananas… … make some bombass banana bread! 1 pat butter for pan 1 cup flour + spoonful to dust pan 3⁄4 tsp. baking soda 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt 1 cup sugar 1⁄2 cup canola oil 1⁄3 cup buttermilk (or half & half) 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg … Continue reading

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prince | the forum

Inglewood!  The land of Donuts & Drive-Tru’s Randy feelin’ randy @ Randy’s The once Great (Western) Forum The Great Artist Formerly Known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Break me off a piece of the biggest, chunkiest Silver Queen … Continue reading

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