Or, on lavender, the language of flowers, queer healing, and cookies.
Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Dairy Free)
Bake some zucchini bread and do work on yourself to be a better ally.
Special Man Chocolates to Tell Him How Special His Masculinity Is
Or, “A box of chocolates is like life: full of problematic masculine posturing.”
Hannicakes: Nightmare-Stag Petit Four
In honor of the season finale of Hannibal, I baked some mini-cakes in the style of petits fours for dinner with friends. These aren’t quite where I want them yet, but I wanted to share while it’s still timely!
Twin Peaks Log Lady Cake [Gluten Free]
My log saw something last night. Since we’re rewatching Twin Peaks, I decided to combine coffee and pie into a cake shaped like Log Lady’s log.
Nerdache Cake’s Wolfsbane Cupcakes (MTV Teen Wolf)
Teen Wolf is back! To celebrate, I decided to try Nerdache Cake’s Teen-Wolf-themed “wolfsbane” cupcakes, a dark-chocolate brownie with berries and berry frosting.
Spooky Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
Happy Halloween, readers! How about a spooky chocolate-pumpkin cake with cupcakes that you can make in Japan?
Whole-Wheat Ginger-Squash Muffins with Chocolate Chips
One last(?) squash purée recipe for the season! I live in a country where the only cold cereals available at regular grocery stores (Tokyo Metro, you don’t count) are frosted flakes and cocoa puffs.* As a result, I’ve learned to make a variety of breakfast foods. I’m actually not sure how I only ended up…
Kitchen Library– 10.29.2012
Thanks to Jessica Goodfellow of Axis of Abraxis and Ashley of Surviving in Japan for featuring my kabocha purée recipe on their sites!
Halloween Taste-Testing: Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kats
Last year, Kit Kat introduced special pumpkin cheesecake flavor for Halloween. Although I liked it quite a bit, I was a little confused as to why the package described pumpkin cheesecake as a “traditional Halloween food.” This year, Kit Kat opted for a new limited-time Halloween flavor, Pumpkin Pudding (パンプキンプリン). Let’s compare: 2011: 2012:
Kitchen Library – 9.6.2012
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What’s nice about making some recipes over and over is that, not only can I make it myself, but I can make it better. I’m updating some of the articles on this blog, so I thought it might be helpful for readers if I noted these changes. Read more for updates on homemade yogurt, chocolate…