Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Capers

With Celiac Awareness Month coming up in May, Maille invited me to participate in their recipe challenge to create a gluten-free recipe using Maille Old Style and/or Dijon Originale mustards, which are both certified gluten-free.  Mustard is such a versatile ingredient, and I always have a jar in my pantry for sauces (as in Oyster Tempura [Read More...]


I know it’s been a while.  Since my dad passed away unexpectedly a little over three weeks ago, this blog and cooking in general had fallen as an afterthought.  It was very difficult for all of us to come to terms with it.  One day he was healthy, and the next, he was gone.  When [Read More...]

Matcha Green Tea and Azuki Beans Eclairs

We’re revisiting my pâte à choux recipe today, turning it into French eclairs with a Japanese twist.  Choux pastry is a super adaptable; you can pipe them into small rounds, logs, and even into a ring.  You can stick to the traditional route and fill the pastry with vanilla cream, or you can be creative and [Read More...]

Zeppole with Blueberry Sauce

There used to be a hole-in-the-wall shop near Union Square that is the haven for all lovers of fried foods. They have some of my favorite treats like funnel cake and fried oreos, and just as I was excited to introduce to my friends about my newfound toothache in town, Led Zeppole closed down and [Read More...]