Minty Mallows : Trader Joe’s Does it Again

By Tsz on December 26, 2011

Minty Mallows

Gastrophoria is Minty Mallows from Trader Joe's. One of my favorite times to visit TJ's is during holiday season as that's when they debut unbelievable limited-edition goodies. This year, I must say they outdid themselves with their Minty Mallows. Taking a page from Parisian Chocolatiers, these gems are cubes of dense and refreshing peppermint marshmallows that ...

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Eat My Blog: Sugar Rush Tomorrow

By Tsz on December 9, 2011

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No plans for tomorrow morning? How about unleashing your inner child (aka sugar junkie) and go buck wild at the Eat My Blog Bake Sale in Pasadena? Over 60 of LA's food bloggers and restaurants are joining forces together to host one of the biggest and tastiest bake sale ever. You can look forward to ...

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Sea Breeze Granita : Escape the Santa Ana Winds

By Tsz on December 2, 2011

Sea Breeze Granita

As I'm writing this, I'm glancing outside the window at a freshly fallen tree—the latest victim of the tempestuous Santa Ana wind storm. Since my home has been without electricity for 12 hours, I had the idea to lug my desktop computer over to my friend's house a few towns over to create a sort ...

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Ladurée Paris : The Holy Grail

By Tsz on November 10, 2011

Ladure Paris

This photo may not look it, but to me, this is as monumental as the man walking on the moon. The reason is, although I am a bona fide Francophile, I've never step foot atop French soil until this past month. It's one thing to watch Amelie in the comfort of my own room, or ...

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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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