Mugwort Cake

I have been diligently trying (and recording) new recipes, but my computer has decided to continuously break down, so editing has been out of the question. I’ve commandeered use of another computer to quickly edit a cake I made recently.

Mugwort has been catching my eye over the last year, and during one of my treks to the specialty grocery store, I was able to locate it. I then proceeded to make the journey over again to stock up after making this cake, because I enjoyed it greatly.

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As a self-proclaimed non-coffee drinker for years, I have slowly started taking a liking to the process of making coffee and espresso drinks, as exhibited by the last few homecafe recipes. One drink in particular caught my eye in Seoul cafes, and reminded me of the Viennese coffee we had a few years prior; sure enough, it was indeed an Einspänner.

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Dutch Baby

One of the best things about my cast iron pan is its versatility. Though some may eschew the process needed to clean and season cast iron cookware, I find once you’ve got the routine down pat, it isn’t much more work than regular cookware upkeep, and can potentially last forever. An added bonus is its ability to make the fluffiest, billowiest Dutch babies for brunch.

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Jolly Pong Latte & Crush


I am not much of a breakfast cereal eater, but certain cereal-topping drinks have caught both my love and attention. Jolly Pong (죠리퐁) is one such cereal, with a light, crisp exterior and airy interior, and I often found myself finishing a bag within a sitting.

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Lavender Earl Grey Latte

One of the first posts I ever made was about one of my favourite drinks, the London Fog (but iced). While it still remains one of my favourites, sometimes it can be fun to experiment.

Lavender is a great complement to earl grey tea, and since we’re currently in the midst of a seemingly endless heat wave, I’ve also made this latte iced. Continue reading Lavender Earl Grey Latte

Making apple cake for Mother’s Day


My mom’s favourite cakes are either carrot cake (hold the cream cheese icing) or pound cake, both dense and heavy cakes. Oddly enough, she does not enjoy apple pie because the apples are often cooked to a mush, but she enjoys apple cake so much so that when I first made it (accidentally salting the apples, frantically realizing after sampling an errant apple, and then rinsing the heck out of them before plopping them in the cake and praying to the salt gods to back off) that she asked me to make it again and again as apple season wore on. Continue reading Making apple cake for Mother’s Day