Last Saturday, we stopped by the Brooklyn Flea for the Bake Sale for Japan. My friend, Talida, lovingly baked for the sale. I wanted to support her and the other bakers. And I love baked goods, not much convincing needed! She made matcha, azuki, and kurogama (black sesame) shortbread cookies. Visit her blog for recipes!
I also tried the olive oil pignoli cake from Il Buco. Delish. I am a huge fan of pignoli (pine nuts) and the olive oil made the cake so moist.
I also had to visit the Whimsy and Spice stand. The chocolate orange cardamom shortbread cookies caught my eye. I unintentionally amassed a lot of shortbread that day. The cookies are also perfect for making mini ice cream sandwiches.
We also waited in line forever for a huarache. It was pretty messy to eat and a bit salty.
In non-Flea eating news:
I picked this up from Sunrise Mart the other day – I’m not sure what it is called, but it is a jelly snack with tons of healthy kinako powder, which I discovered during my month in Japan. I think it is much healthier than the peanut powder used in Taiwan? :)
I also have to highlight Zabb City’s amazing mango and sticky rice dessert. I LOVE mango and this beats Sripraphai’s refrigerated version.