dried lemons

IMG_4240 IMG_4241



There are so many ways to use dried lemons. One of which is for making tea. I adore honey and lemon tea which is a remedy for sore throats. (another option is simply using them to flavor water)

Or you can use them for flavoring in baking or cooking. In Persian dishes, dried lemons are especially popular.




chinatown bakeries

IMG_3979 IMG_3980 IMG_3984 IMG_3990 IMG_3991 IMG_3992 IMG_3994 IMG_4014Chinatown bakeries are glamorous in their own sort of way.

When most people think of Chinese food they think of the oversaturated orange chicken and fried rice on the slickly greased Styrofoam trays. When I think of Chinese food I think of heaven-laced bread, softly steamed taro buns decorated in bunny attire, slabs of strawberry sponge cake encased in a milky whipped topping.