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How’s your Labor Day weekend going? For those of us here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’ve been baking! (And not the yummy cookies and cakes, but dying from a heatwave.) The normally temperate reputation here totally went out the window with San Francisco at 106 degrees. It’s like Palm Springs in the north.


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I was first introduced to Alexander’s Patisserie when I tried some of its chocolate truffles at a food fair and was enticed by the interesting flavors and beautiful designs. I made a mental note to check out its store.

But sadly, it is all the way in Mountain View in Silicon […]

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Rainy Day Lemon Bars via Montreal

On February 22, 2017 By

We’ve been having a deluge of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area this winter, and typically when it rains, I either stay at home and cook or I dream about getting away and being somewhere nice.

This past wet holiday weekend, I spent the day doing both as I baked lemon bars from the […]

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Walking into Sweet Belly in Oakland’s Uptown district, it takes awhile to get a sense of what this place is all about.

The name is a big giveaway — Sweet Belly is a dessert spot selling sweets. But while it’s in a former dive Chinese takeout spot and is decorated like a space for afternoon tea, […]

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After a night of eating Japanese food, my recent impromptu food crawl of San Mateo landed our group at the Hong Kong-style dessert cafe known as Dessert Republic.

Our party included Sandy of Foodhoe’s Foraging and her hubby, Mr. K., and Edda of A Housewife’s Tale who guided […]

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Premium desserts and pastries are on the upswing in San Francisco, with openings of stylish spots such as Craftsman & Wolves and Tout Sweet (inside Macy’s) within the past year. The latest to join this wave of sweet spots is b. patisserie by Belinda Leong.

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Walking into Craftsman and Wolves, you might think you’re walking into a jewelry store, with a glass display case showcasing colorful jewels of all shapes and sizes.

But the “jewels” are exquisite pastries, cakes, and desserts created by William Werner, the former pastry chef at high-end restaurants like Quince.

After a failed attempt to launch […]

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