Sour Cherry Crumb Bars

Sour Cherry Crumb Bars

September 17th, 2009  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


I made up something called a Monday Morning Syndrome Cake a while ago. It is basically a cake that you bake on a Sunday night, which helps you to survive the cubicle cabin fever on the first working day of the week.  And somewhere along the line I completely forgot about this genius idea. No wonder why I've been grumpy on Monday mornings lately. So when I received ...

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Vegan Strawberry Smoothie

Vegan Strawberry Smoothie

July 02nd, 2009  | Category: Drinks, Fruit, Vegan


My father has the strictest morning routine I have ever seen. He wakes up at 6:30 AM, goes for a 45-minute walk, takes a shower, eats his breakfast and he's on his way to work at 8:00 AM sharp. This has been his routine for as long as I can remember. Stricter than his morning routine is the list of things he eats at breakfast. A slice ...

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Pomegranate Jam

Pomegranate Jam

November 25th, 2008  | Category: Fruit, Preserving


You really didn't think I was done with pomegranates, did you? I am amazed to hear how scarce this amazing fruit is in other parts of the world. A Turkish reader living in Germany said a pomegranate costs 2 Euros there!!! I am so lucky to be living in a city abundant with pomegranates. Did you know that pomegranates have more antioxidant power than cranberry juice or ...

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Apricot Cherry Galette

Apricot Cherry Galette

July 28th, 2008  | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


With summer fruit at its best, there has never been a better time to bake all kinds of stone fruit encased in a buttery flaky dough. Although you can prepare a galette with any fruit you'd like, I highly recommend one of my favorite combinations: Apricot and cherry. Aside from the great color combination, they let out just the right amount of water, which means they need ...

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Raspberry and Lemon Muffins

Raspberry and Lemon Muffins

April 17th, 2008  | Category: Fruit, Muffins and Cupcakes


It has been a hectic week. I can't even lift a finger, let alone bake. But I was instantly off the couch when I saw the mixed berries at Lara's blog. I adapted her recipe according to what I had in the freezer and an hour later I was enjoying these moist muffins full of tangy berries. Below you will see a few tips and an amazing ...

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