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Matcha Cupcakes with Azuki Bean Buttercream

Matcha Cupcakes with Azuki Bean Buttercream

A girl friend had requested to replicate Uncle Tetsu's green tea Madeleines on my Instagram, not knowing it was not something I had made before. Upon request, I went to attempt these Madeleines at her place without the azuki bean filling in the center. I used my mini muffin pan to bake them. Surprisingly, it was a simple recipe and it turned out better than I had expected! 

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Ireland

Ireland

Ireland, a land full of culture and history, was a wonderful travel destination. It was refreshing to visit a country that valued and promoted the use of local produce and livestock. I admired the respect and appreciation the Irish have  for what mother Ireland provides them. Here, cows were fed grass, not corn; chickens were free-ranged and not pumped full of antibiotics; and sustainable farming practices were a commonplace rather than a luxury.

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