What I crave!!!

November 11th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

White Castle Hamburgers

Here is my ritual when I go to Chicago. I fly in, pickup my rental car, and head to White Castle Hamburgers! It does not matter if it is morning, noon, or night, I gotta have ‘em.

Update: The above photo has been added to the White Castle Hamburger website photo banner. I am very honored.

Chocolate Torte with Pine Nuts

November 11th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Chocolate Torte w/Pine Nuts

Just a little dessert after dinner at Boot and Shoe Service in Oakland.

Bacon Cheeseburger @ Flame Gourmet Burgers

July 26th, 2010 § 1 comment § permalink

Bacon Cheeseburger @ Flame

At the suggestion of a good friend, I went to Flame Gourmet Burgers on College Avenue near Ashby Avenue in Berkeley for a late lunch. I had the bacon cheeseburger, steak fries, and raspberry lemonade. My burger prepared medium well with cheddar cheese and smoked applewood bacon on a toasted sesame seed bun. I was very satisfied with my meal and it was all for under $15 with tip. I will definitely be visiting Flame again soon.

Brunch @ Farmer Brown

April 9th, 2010 § 1 comment § permalink

Brunch @ Farmer Brown

I had brunch at Farmer Brown Restaurant in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. As you can see, it was very yummy. I look forward to going back again soon.

Edge Brownie Pan

January 12th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Edge Brownie Pan

I got the Edge Brownie Pan for Christmas. I have made Banana Heath Bar brownies twice and they turned out really well. Very moist and chewy brownies with lots of edges.. Baker’s Edge also makes a Simple Lasagna Pan which I may eventually purchase.

Cold Oven Pound Cake

January 12th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Cold Oven Pound Cake


This was my first cake of 2010. The cold oven pound cake gets its name because you do not preheat the oven as you normally would for most cakes. You combine our ingredients, poured them into a tube pan, place it in the oven, set the oven to 325 degrees, and bake for 1 hour and 25 minutes. It turned out well but next time I will use room temperature eggs so the cake will rise better.

Lunchroom Butter Cookies

December 22nd, 2009 § 3 comments § permalink

Lunchroom Butter Cookies

Just in time for the holidays. This recipe is really simple to prepare and the taste takes you back to your elementary school lunchroom.


Butter Cookies (the yummy lunchroom kind!!!)

2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup of plain flour

Cream butter and sugar together. Add flour a little a time. Form dough into small balls and flatten with a fork or by hand. Bake at 325ยบ until lightly brown…. About 15-20 minutes. Recipe provided by my baking buddy, Billy.

World AIDS Day 2009

December 1st, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink


We recognize today as World AIDS Day, a day of remembrance those who have lost their lives to this devastating disease. It is equally important to celebrate those who live each day with HIV/AIDS and continue to show them our love. Together, we can make a difference.

Passing through…

October 26th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Reframed too

It has been awhile since I have written anything here. Work has been busy. Photography has been busy. Music has been busy. Fall is here and soon it will be time to start holiday baking!!!! Where did this year go? Anyway, hope you are doing well. I will soon be trying the peach cobbler recipe that pastry chef David Benton gave me soon. Stay tuned.

Oh yeah, I got new eyeglasses. I was way overdue. The frames are made by ProDesign Denmark. I really like their frames.

The Making of a Peach Cobbler

August 27th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

The Making of Peach Cobbler

Baking is one of my passions. I can make some desserts really well but my peach cobbler has never quite been to my liking. My dad made a much better cobbler. I think I first tried to make a peach cobbler when I was about 13 years old and try again every few years but have not mastered it yet.

I contacted my friend, pastry chef David Benton, to teach me how to make a really good peach cobbler. It turned out amazing and it was much less difficult than I expected. Everyone has a take on how to make peach cobbler but David made it look simple. I look forward to making a peach cobbler on my own very soon. I will definitely take photos when I do.

Please check out David’s baking at www.sugarsweetsf.com. Your taste buds will thank you!