October 29, 2015

Tartelettes-Chausson aux Mûres (Blackberry Pocket Pies Recipe)

Amazingly, it's the end of October and blackberry season continues in northern California. Although they're not as sweet as in mid-summer. What to do? When life hands you somewhat tart berries, make berry-filled pocket pies! This recipe produces delicious homemade-style "pop tarts" or pocket pies, tartlelettes-chausson aux mûres in French.

September 23, 2015

September Strawberry Shortcake! {Recipe by Ina Garten}

Farmer's Market Strawberries inspired me to search for a good strawberry dessert recipe. I like this one from Ina Garten (the "Barefoot Contessa") because it's simple and delicious. For a touch of garnish, I added some fresh basil, a trend that's now popular in France.

August 29, 2015

San Francisco's Coolest New Sweet Specialist: Sixth Course

Sixth Course is located at 1544 15th Street in San Franciso's hip Mission district. 
Tucked away on a quiet side street in San Francisco's Mission district, Sixth Course is a hidden gem awaiting your discovery. This trendy upscale dessert place offers fancy French-style pastries, chocolates and ice cream.

Celebrate San Francisco's unusually summery weather with a refreshing Gelato Pop from Sixth Course.  The North Beach (pistacchio gelato) and Valhrona (dark chocolate) are absolutely delicious!!