Hello! Yes, it’s been over one whole month since my last post, but I have been busy concocting delicious things. Nespresso has once again sent me a lovely parcel full of the most gorgeous ingredients to inspire new recipes. We are celebrating Nespresso’s limited edition Cubania, which boasts the highest intensity level Grand Cru yet….
One of the best things about the weather turning colder is that it’s a perfect excuse to bake something really decadent and comforting….
Throughout the history of cooking, there has been one essential tool in the hand of every chef – the knife. Without it, we couldn’t cut through meat or vegetables to get them down to the right size for cooking and eating….
Valentine’s Day isn’t really very special in our family; it’s just any other ordinary day. My daughter made everyone a heart-shaped card this morning, though, and I stuffed heart-shaped watermelon pieces and heart-shaped sandwiches into my kids’ lunch boxes for school today….
Around 25 years ago (give or take a year or two), I ate the best chocolate chip cookie I have ever had in my life. I was young and spent time with an elderly babysitter during the summer and after school….
I actually bought buttermilk last week. I’m one of those that usually use the classic substitutes of mixing either vinegar or lemon juice with milk, so actually buying buttermilk was a new thing for me. The reason I decided to buy real buttermilk was because I was making Joy the Baker’s biscuit cinnamon rolls (my post on that will come later!) and I wanted to be sure not to mess it up by substituting this or that. So when I was done making those (which were delicious, by the way), I had all this leftover buttermilk. Sure, I could have frozen it. But I came across this recipe for jam-filled donut muffins on taste.com.au. Commenters on the recipe gave it glowing reviews, so I decided to give it a go….
For the past couple of weeks I’ve had a craving for salted caramel sauce. I’ve been a little hesitant to just simply make it because of my unfamiliarity with the induction stove-top in our new house….
When you’re pregnant and you get a craving, it usually hits pretty hard. It gets to the point where you actually need it, or you feel you may not survive much longer. Apparently, it’s your body’s way of telling you that you need a certain vitamin or some sort of nutrient….
It was just one of those weeks. My son had conjunctivitis in both eyes; my daughter was too ill to attend her ballet class; I didn’t have any butter. You know how it goes….
I often take the kids to Kmart so they can have a look at the toys and I can have a look at the books – they often have some of the best cookbooks at the best prices….