A Tasteful Healing: Crumbly Salted Bites

“If you don’t take care of this the most magnificent machine that you will ever be given…where are you going to live?” Karyn Calabrese During the festive periods people often eat too much food and drink too much alcohol. These intakes act as diuretic substances, that make one’s biological needs and urges  more regular, the process resulting in dehydration of the body the […]

The Ten Things One Might Not Know About Tomatoes… For Example When Fresh, They Make Excellent Bread

“When bananas blush, they turn brown, not red. And when tomatoes blush, you’ve probably said something really naughty.
” Jarod Kintz Tomatoes are thought to originate in Peru. The name comes from the Aztec “xitomatl,” which means “plump thing with a navel”. The scientific term for the common tomato islycopersicon lycopersicum, which mean “wolf peach.” In the […]

Mushroom and Rosemary Puffs

“As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language.” Sir Thomas More  Looking like a small sprig from an evergreen tree the wonderful smell and assertively pine-like fragrance and […]

Old-fashioned Baking: Basic Cookie Recipes

In the olden days baking was not a fancy activity, nor it was anyone’s hobby. Baking was a part of everyday family life, a necessity, via what they created food for the table. Children learnt to bake from the matriarchs of the families, mothers, grandmothers, aunties and so on…Baking knowledge was given by allowing children […]

A Whirlwind in Bread Form: Twist on a Twist

The most fascinating characteristic of nature is its magical power to change radically in – literally – a heartbeat and – maybe even more admirably – living each of its life-cycle periods with its full strength. In today’s world, if one takes a respectful and loving approach, the number of motivational experiences can be countless. […]

One of My Vintage Baking Gifts: Old-fashioned Ham, Mustard and Cheese Scones

Records show that already in the years 2600-2100 B.C. bread was baked by Egyptians, who it is believed had learned the skill from the Babylonians. A relief representing the royal bakery of Ramses features bread and cakes, some of these were shaped in the form of animals and used for sacrifices. Other early records, this […]

A “Mini Meal”: Ham and Chili Pepper Twist Bread

“I believe in a benevolent God not because He created the Grand Canyon or Michelangelo, but because He gave us snacks.” Paul Rudnick  A snack is a small portion of food generally eaten between meals. Snacks come in a wide variety of tastes, sizes and shapes.  Historically, snacks were prepared from ingredients either commonly available in all homes or […]