A Decade of La Cocina Reaching for the Stars

La Cocina stole my heart many years ago when I had just moved back to San Francisco, looking for work and eager to throw myself into a cause I believed in. It is a non-profit incubator kitchen in San Francisco for low-income and immigrant food entrepreneurs that cultivates exceptional talent and has helped to launch many … Continue reading

A Mother’s Day Cheers! Pom Spritz with Lime.

A Mother’s Day Cheers! Pom Spritz with Lime.

Today is Mother’s Day! Most certainly something worth cheers-ing for. For this here little post, I’d like to cheers to one mom in particular. My very own. Christine Linnea Davis Happel aka Mommy aka Pom aka Ming. (Us Happels have never been shy with nicknames.) It is on this day that Pom hereby gets her very own … Continue reading

Seven Spoons Strawberry Spread

Seven Spoons Strawberry Spread

Strawberry season is upon us. What better indicator that spring has arrived? Shady groundhogs and April showers are unpredictable, but when strawberries appear at the farmers market, it means, undoubtedly, that spring has sprung. I have never been much of a preserves, jam or jelly kind of gal. I like my fruit raw and ripe. But, … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Sorbet Sundae

Dark Chocolate Sorbet Sundae

Good chocolate sorbet tastes like a slurry of frozen, bittersweet truffles. Without the milk fats that lend ice cream it’s heft, this sorbet is uninhibited, creamy, absurdly rich and pure…just like I’d imagine that chocolate waterfall at Willy Wonka’s factory would taste. I was inspired to make this recipe after I bought a pint of Double Rainbow Chocolate Sorbet at … Continue reading