• Matcha Roulade Cake  •  抹茶 ロールケーキ
  • Paper-Wrapped Chicken
  • Corn Coulis served with Scallops
  • Churros
  • Khoresh’e Karafs • خورش کرفس  • Celery Stew

Matcha Roulade Cake • 抹茶 ロールケーキ

Matcha Roulade Cake with Red Bean Paste and Cream Filling • 抹茶 ロールケーキ | Fae's Twist & Tango

Matcha is stone-ground, fine powder of specially grown and processed Japanese green tea. The green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins are removed in processing. Many of you are familiar with green tea ice-cream offered at Japanese restaurants or ‘green tea lattes’ at Starbucks. Matcha is now being used internationally in all kinds of drinks, desserts (i.e. bavaroise) and even as seasoning (i.e. for tempura)….

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Paper-Wrapped Chicken | Fae's Twist & Tango

Paper-Wrapped Chicken

♪ Paper-wrapped chicken is one of those time-consuming dishes to prepare, but yet fun to eat.  Bite-sized pieces of chicken fried inside paper envelopes are a popular Chinese appetizer. Marinades for the chicken can be complicated mixtures of ingredients/seasonings, simple combinations like this recipe, or don’t have to be of a Chinese flavor at all….

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Corn Coulis | Fae's Twist & Tango

Corn Coulis served with Scallops

♪ It is corn season here in California and juicy, sweet corn is available everywhere.  In this article, the corn coulis has the starring role, not the succulent, delicious scallops. This thick sauce deserves all the attention!

Churros | Fae's Twist & Tango


♪ In my travels, I have seen churros, also known as tejeringos, sold at stands, especially at festivals in South American and some European countries. But we Californians relate churros with Mexico. Churro is a fried-dough pastry, predominantly choux pastry based, and may be fried straight, curled, or spirally twisted. They are normally eaten for…

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Khoresh'e Karafs • خورش کرفس  • Celery Stew| Fae's Twist & Tango

Khoresh’e Karafs • خورش کرفس • Celery Stew

♪ Khoresh’e karafs  is the 8th khoresh/Persian style stew I am posting. It is one of the much simpler khoreshs  to make. It is favorite of many because of the abundance of herbs and celery which makes this dish very nutritious and light.  Although it looks very similar to khoresh’e ghormeh sabzi,  their fragrance and…

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Hazelnut Dacquoise with Swiss Meringue Mocha Buttercream | Fae's Twist & Tango

Hazelnut Dacquoise with Swiss Meringue Mocha Buttercream

♪ Welcome to a celebration!!! I am celebrating  3  milestones of  Fae’s Twist & Tango. Migration of the blog to self-hosting freedom (now that all the glitches have been straightened out), 3rd  blog anniversary (was on May 5),   and publishing this  200th  recipe! I am celebrating by treating you with my all time favorite…

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Mushroom Medley Stroganoff | Fae's Twist & Tango

Mushroom Medley Stroganoff

♪ Anyone who loves pasta, shout PASTA!!! What is it about pasta that we love and crave so much, even when we are told the carbs make us gain weight?  This is  a flavorful dish, so decadent, so much fun eating varieties of mushrooms, and soft, juicy, bite-sized filet mignon. For traditional Stroganoff recipe, its origin…

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