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 Perfect White: Swiss Meringue Buttercream

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Coco Chanel The colour white is colour at its most complete and pure, the colour of perfection. The psychological meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness […]

Grabbing the Last Pleasures of Autumn: Gluten and Dairyfree Apple-Carrot Cupcake

“Any cupcake consumed before 9am is, technically a muffin.” Brian P. Cleary   Being gluten and dairy free does not necessarily mean giving up classic flavours and things we like. Glutenfree or not, I really believe in my late grandfather’s wisdom – who said “one has to eat a little bit of everything” -, but […]

The Gold of Autumn: Classic Pumpkin Pie

“Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.” Simone Schwarz-Bart   All seasons have their iconic bakes, but the link between autumn and the classic pumpkin pie is surely one of the closest…Majority considers the pie a traditional, straightforward American delicacy but -whilst it fundamentally is from the USA- its […]

Crusted Swiss Roll In Autumn Outfit

The love of autumn is a feeling I share with many souls around around the world. Its colours, its abundance, its tired warmth, its gentle frost touch the human psyche on a way no other season could…. “Autumn Shawl Fluttering golden brown leaves dancing on air falls undressing nature The wild geese flying overhead a […]

Working with Old Baking Methods: Flame Roasted Aubergine Spread

“Everything you have contact with will be woven into your garden.” Kathy Stinson Where should I start….a picturesque garden full of ripe produce signifies and summarizes good people and good life. Good people, who have the love, care and attention to nurture plants, so they provide pleasure for others…Good life, where Mother Nature hugs the […]

Recycling the Summer Abundance: Soft Fruit Pulp Cookies

“God will overflow your cup, so grab the biggest one you can find.” Rob Liano   Summer usually means a heavenly abundance of fresh fruit…An apple tree in the garden? A raspberry bush nearby? A strawberry field just a few meters away?… The summer often produces goods to a quantity that no family is able […]

Sweet Bloom: Flower Cakes (Rose, Violet, Chamomile)

“She plants love, and she grows roses. The fragrance of romance comes from the blossom that blooms in the heart.” Jarod Kintz   FRAGRANCED ROSE CAKE “Love yourself, even a little bit each day, and your life will bloom into infinite joy.” Amy Leigh Mercree   AROMATIC CHAMOMILE CAKE “Love without reason—bloom without season.” Debasish […]

Spring Magic: Nest Cappuccino Cupcake

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” Pablo Neruda    The spring is the time of transformation in nature and in the inner worlds… The temperature and mood rises, and the flowery magic of Mother Nature brings end to the last few months of freezing surroundings. The flowers and […]