Archive for the ‘Chocolate’ Category

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The one often frustrating thing I often deal with is the meager dessert selection at vegetarian restaurants. For some reason, the chefs there think that what we want is a sundae made of mochi, seitan and sprinkled cardamom. Well, not that exactly, but today’s dessert special at Angelica Kitchen is Hibiscus Kanten Parfait, so you [...]

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It’s the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street and everyone is joining in on the fun—from Google Doodles to Harper’s Bazaar—and I’m loving seeing bits of my day sprinkled with Sesame Street goodness. Take for example this video from Rocketboom, in which Cookie Monster explains the method behind his cookie-eating madness:

posted by on Baking, Chocolate, Cookies, Dessert, Tea, Vegging In


These delicious treats, made of chocolate chips, chai and ground oatmeal is a powerful trifecta of my favorite ingredients come together. It’s a really easy recipe, especially since I plucked the chai right out of the tea bags I had at home, just as the author of the recipe had done. I’m still trying to [...]

posted by on Baking, Chicago, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cupcakes, Girly, Vegging Out


You think I’d go to Chicago and not have my favorite dessert? Well, not only did I go to the Lincoln Park bakery Sweet Mandy B’s, but I also ventured to a new spot, also in Lincoln Park–Molly’s Cupcakes. Both are adorable: Sweet Mandy B’s has that Magnolia, retro bakery vibe and Molly’s is a [...]

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I found this cupcake recipe while perusing YumSugar‘s slideshow of unusual cupcakes. They look so good I could seriously reach into my computer screen and grab one right now. Alas, technology prevents that, but I definitely want to make them soon. This creation was just one of YumSugar’s 52 weekly endeavors in her 2008 New [...]

posted by on Chefs, Chocolate, Dessert, East Village, Lower East Side, Lunch, Vegging Out

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Besides being a fixture on Top Chef‘s challenges and judging panels, chef Wylie Dufresne is most famous for being a leading proponent of the molecular gastronomy movement. (Think you stumbled upon a scientific blog? You haven’t, so keep reading.) Molecular gastronomy is basically all about changing the physical and chemical elements of food to create [...]