We kicked off gelato season at the cafe a couple of weeks ago and my mind is occupied by developing recipes for gelato, sorbet, and ice-cream since. Inspiration comes to me non-stop and I can barely keep up with turning these ideas into frozen treats to enjoy. It is hard to pick favourites but I am partial to a few: miso caramel, matcha with caramelized white chocolate, cinnamon with fig compote & candied walnuts, lemon meringue, black sesame, and espresso with espresso caramel are my current top picks.
With the heavy emphasis on sweets in my professional life, I crave savoury food more than ever on my time off. It doesn’t help that I am not so keen on spending long hours at my home kitchen either. I often find myself stare longingly at bags of chips in supermarket. Oooh, not good. Not good at all. I need to find some quick savoury snacks to make at home that would not result in hours of guilt.
I love the deeply satisfying spicy kick of kimchi but I have a low tolerance for heat. If I could, I would totally snack on bowls of kimchi with nothing else on the side. Rice is of course the default accompaniment but I rarely feel the craving for a bowl of rice. But I do love bread!