Category Archives: Home baking

Spicy Date Bread

Spicy Date Bread – Cake Date BreadCall it date bread.. or cake.. or loaf.. it’s a spongy, moist and decadent mixture of total bliss crammed into a piece of heavenly bite. It’s a mild indulgent delicacy, leaving you with enough satisfaction, yet not overbearingly sweet.
Continue reading

My Birthday Cake

I can’t believe the last post I wrote was so long ago, how time flies! Being away from the blogging world for so long has made me rusty round the edges! To be honest I miss being connected to the world – it can feel lonely being isolated.

Tiramisu cake

Continue reading

Stuffed Tomatoes

stuffed tomatoes

My vegetable patch is full of tomatoes lately, and even though it’s the end of summer, there’s no stopping the new foliage and green fruit appearing. The slightly ripened yellow, then orange, and the odd red ones sing so beautifully amongst their green neighbours, my spirits are instantly lifted, leaving me with a huge smile. Continue reading

Random Thoughts – Life

Swans - peace

Swans – peace

War, crimes, destruction, killings, hatred..
That's all you seem to hear in the news these days. It's just so sad and it has kept me puzzled as to why humans are capable of such terrible acts? If only we can go back to simplicity.. oh how I wish.

I'm twisting and turning again
I just cannot sleep
My mind is going in all directions
The thoughts getting deep Continue reading 

Za’tar Flat Bread

zatar bread sliced

It’s been fairly quiet on the blogging front, and by no means quiet on the home front. Apart from the food hibernation due to the long hours of fasting, receiving and attending dinner invitations, family gatherings and entertaining/occupying the children during their summer holidays has taken up a large chunk of my time. It’s only natural of course to take things easy, relax and really enjoy the holiday despite the heat and long day hours. I have to admit summer is not my favourite season, and I always long for shorter days, cooler temperatures and the ability to wear many layers for extra comfort! Strange I know, since so many love the hot weather, and there’s me getting nose bleeds and migraine attacks when it’s really sunny! Continue reading

Financiers with Strawberry

Left over egg whites?

financiers

If you have many recipes calling for just egg yolks, the idea of throwing the perfectly good whites is certainly out of the question in my kitchen. I sometimes make an egg white omelette (not as tasty as the original of course), fluff up pancakes or macaroni cheese, or add to cake batters to make them lighter. Continue reading

Rye Bread

rye bread

The first rye bread I tasted was those square sliced ones you see in a vacuum packed bag with an astonishing expiry date of another whole year. The funny thing is that as I went through the list of ingredients I couldn’t really see anything peculiar, all sounded normal and non-artificial with no non-pronounceable preservatives. Maybe it was just the vacuum packing? Although I finished the pack in the end, I didn’t particularly enjoy eating it and didn’t fancy trying rye bread again.  Continue reading