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No Knead Purple Sweet Hokkiado Milk Bread-11

No Knead Purple Sweet Potato Hokkaido Milk Bread

October 19, 2017 | 5 comments

As Americans share casseroles or baked goods, it turns out that the Chinese show the same care by spontaneously giving away house grown vegetables. Every fall my house is thus constantly filled with luffa squash (they’re delicious and make excellent sponges!!), bitter melon, and chives. My favorite this year were a huge bag of purple…

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Steamed Buns-15

Mantou + Baozi {vegan}

July 26, 2016 | 21 comments

My mom has magic powers. One of my favorite memories of China were the many super sketchy (super super sketchy) street vendors who stood with red sticks of candy, freshly roasted burn your mouth sweet potatoes, and stinky tofu by busy streets and market centers during the day (but even more so during the night)….

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Marbled Brownie/Blondie Cookies

April 26, 2015 | 12 comments

Do I ever make anything typical??? Well, these were going to be chocolate chip cookies… But um… How do I say this… I didn’t want to make chocolate chip cookies. For one, there’s like 2 million recipes of them on the internet so why add to them? Also, I find chocolate chip cookies only good…

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Po Lo Bao AKA Pineapple Buns

June 22, 2014 | 16 comments

You’re either jumping with excitement, curious of what pineapple has to do with this bun, or squirming with disgust. This soft light fluffy roll is a bun of misconceptions. Mostly for me… Probably for most others too.

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Mallow Cookies (NO corn syrup!)

June 13, 2014 | 6 comments

I garden in regular clothes. Not old, not new, but whatever I have on right then and there. By then, I mean when I feel like gardening. It’s usually in the evening. I don’t know why… I’ve gardened in a dress and omg was it inconvenient… But I was too lazy to put on something…

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