La Source : Cooking for a Cause

By Tsz on September 19, 2011

Boulette

Sometimes it's easy to lose track of the big picture. Being a freelance designer, I find myself stressed on a day-to-day basis in trying to complete enough projects to get by. In a sense, I'm living the life of a starving artist—sort of, as I have managed to eat pretty well in spite of it all. ...

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Ube Macarons : My First Time

By Tsz on September 16, 2011

Ube Macarons

Before I made my first batch of macarons, I thought they were a scam, price-wise. The price for one macaron ranges from $1.50 to as much as $3+. Considering they are consumed in one-bite (unless you're like me and nurse it for four bites), that makes macarons one of the most expensive desserts per ...

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival : Mooncake Time!

By Tsz on September 9, 2011

Moon Cake Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Like most holidays, there is a deeper meaning behind the momentous day (here's the story if you're interested), but being a sugar junkie, this is the perfect excuse for me to indulge in mooncake(s). Soft pastry covering, sticky sweet lotus bean paste and salty duck egg yolk—must say my ancestors got the ...

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Homemade Nutella: Better Than the Original

By Tsz on September 8, 2011

Homemade Nutella

Lately, I've been fascinated with doing things from scratch. This preoccupation led me to change the oil in my car for the very first time during Labor Day Weekend. While I'm not sure if the opportunity cost and the resulting sunburn was worth it, it's a good lesson to learn about car inspection basics such ...

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