Celebratory Fancy Dress for Timeless Cakes: Boiled Icing

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” Mother Teresa A common belief among philosophers of physics is that the passage of time as an ordinary experience is merely an illusion. The idea is seductive since it blurs the uncomfortable fact that best human theories of space and time […]

Winter Power: Shiitake Mushroom Muffins

“Mushrooms are like men–the bad most closely counterfeit the good.” Gavarni Mushrooms have always been approached with great human curiosity. Associated with magic, spiritual power and mystical revelation, mushrooms have been used as foods, healing agents, poisons, ritual artifacts, and hallucinogens. They are hunted by enthusiasts the world over, and play a central role in numerous lavish […]

A Little Drop of Summer: Zacusca and Walnut Soft Bundt Bread

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck   Zacuscă (Romanian) is a vegetable spread popular in Romania.The main ingredients are roasted eggplant, sauteed onions, tomato paste, and roasted red peppers . Some add mushrooms, carrots, or celery. Bay leaves are added as spice, as well […]

Rudolph, The Red Nose in the Flavours of Christmas: Walnut-Orange-Cinnamon Cupcake

“He always knew he was a little different, but he let his light shine regardless of what the others said. be more Rudolph.” http://www.minfulwishes.com When did Rudolph become a part of the holiday tradition? The names of Santa’s team of eight flying reindeer were established in the poem A Visit From St. Nicholas, published in […]

Dark Winter Night Indulgence: Chocolate-Orange-Walnut Cupcakes

“I like to peel it and share it with friends. You can spread the love with an orange.” Gina Rodriguez Christmas is coming…cosy evnings, cold outside and warm living rooms, indulgent hot drinks, sweet treats…There are many traditions around Christmas all over the world, and orange play a part in most of the places. Waves of […]