Seasonal Taste-Sensation of the Summer: Spicy-Herby Apricot and Walnut Macarons

“Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come.” Frances Mayes Apricots are true treats of the summer season. The origin of the apricot is disputed and unsettled. It was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often […]

The most Healthy Ingredient of Baked Vegetable Soup: Love!

“What infants need is the opportunity and time to take in and figure out the world around them.” Magda Gerber There are some special foody people in the big wide world who have ingredients on their fingertips, recipes coming out of their lips and the smell of cooked or baked gold floating around them wherever […]

Free From Bread and Better: Glutenfree Sourdough

Where there’s a mill there’s a way… Old proverb When most people think “gluten-free”, they think that quality bread is no longer an option. The Free From Fruit Yeast Sourdough is a recipe method I developed when I learned that I had multiple food allergies: gluten, dairy and soy. I was also a little sensitive […]

Red Summer Romance: Berry Field Cocoa Gateau with Mint and Cream Cheese

“Red”, I write “is the color of life. It’s blood, passion, rage. …Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire…” Mary Hogan I do accept that may […]

The Art of The Paper-thin Pastry: Traditional Strudel and Baklava

“…wanted to leave the past a few hundred miles down the road, shake it off like dust. But that was the problem with the past. It kept finding…” Suzanne Woods Fisher Creating new recipes, new combinations is an uplifting act for the creator-baker. Featuring unexpected combinations of flavours in classic baked goods always goes a […]

Cheats’ Puff Pastry: Wild Garlic Croissant

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti Who in the world doesn’t love croissants? But majority of home-bakers always postpone to make them because of the long process a classic croissant dough requires to make… No doubt that homemade croissants are the best of all – of course when not […]

Heavenly Herbs: Lemon Balm and Mint Macarons

“Here’s flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints…” William Shakespeare Traditional medical benefits of herbs have been used by herbalists and apothecaries throughout the centuries. Herbs do more than simply adding flavour and colour to dishes, their healing and restorative powers are pretty impressive too… Mint has got to be one of the most versatile herbs […]

A Tasty Affair: Chocolate Cheesecake

“It is important to experiment and endlessly seek after creating the best possible flavours when preparing foods. That means not being afraid to experiment with various ingredients.” Rocco DiSpirito Chocolate and cheese surely must be two of the most loved foods around the world… Who doesn’t love cheese or chocolate? But together? As weird as […]