Dairy and Glutenfree Sweet Potato Muffin for My Swee’Pea

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” Johnny Depp   Children have a strange taste when it comes to likes and dislikes in their lives. They love and hate only with passion, and they are hard to convince otherwise, once they have made their mind up…Sweet potato […]

An Excuse to Eat: Foraged Berry-filled Summer Pavlova

“Love is a basket full of nuts and berries. I know, because I gathered them from the forest myself.
”  Jarod Kintz Summer desserts are classically light, fluffy and many feature fresh fruits of the season, often berries. Berries are so full of goodness, they taste so yummy  and they look rather attractive. They are the healthy […]

Tea Experience…little differently: Darjeeling-Ginger-Honey Macarons

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky   Darjeeling is a Chinese tea that grows in India with flavours of French grapes and Himalayan mountain air. It can tastes fruity, wine like. It originates from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. It creates a […]

Sweet Winter Purity: Snowy Mountain Cookies

“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” Mary Oliver In life almost nothing is exactly what it appears to be. The soft snow being a really hard material is one of nature’s greatest contrasts. What hides behind the magical snowflakes floating gently […]

Forever Foraging: Hazelnut and Buckwheat Crackers (Gluten and Dairy Free)

“Have nuts and be nuts.” Criss Jami Hazelnuts are important nut for foragers because of their quick maturing, high yields and their widespread wild growth (can tolerate most soils), they can be found practically everywhere. Encountering hazelnuts in the wild almost certainly limited to the fresh and green: the squirrels don’t generally miss wild nuts […]

Home-made Tortilla and Tortilla Chips

“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” Samuel Pepys Tortillas date back to 10,000 years before Christ. It was the principal food of the Aztecs and Spanish conquerors looking for gold, when reached the highlands of Mexico, found the civilization that had the most delightful and unusual food. The main diet of […]

Child’s Play: The Simplest Allergen-free Chocolate Traybake

“You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.” Barbara Bush     Researchers estimate that millions of people have some type of allergy. In most people, allergies first appear during infancy or childhood. Allergic disorders rank first among children’s chronic diseases. Any child may become allergic, but children from […]

A Well-Baked Recipe: Being Published…

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” Rumi Although there are lots of other equally satisfying ways to get one’s thoughts/knowledge/writing into the world, every aspiring artist dreams of getting published on the classic way. And I have dreamt about baking my way into the classic route… […]

New Year’s Day of Buttered Bread: Egg-Free or Yeast-Free Mini Salty Crescent

“Each age has deemed the new-born year The fittest time for festal cheer.”  Walter Scott New Year’s is the oldest holiday still being celebrated. The Babylonians celebrated the new year as early as 4000 B.C. and today different countries are homes to some of the most unusual traditions and superstitions when it comes to ringing […]

A Free From (Not Guilt) Festive Treat: Gluten-Free Piped Cookies

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” Mae West There’s no shame in admitting the truth: gluten is what makes baked goods pillowy, chewy and elastic. Gluten is a protein, providing structure to baked goods so they don’t crumble apart. Gluten also creates little pockets of air in the batter to produce light, […]