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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Celeriac with Green Apple and Orange

Celeriac with Green Apple and Orange

March 04th, 2008  | Category: Fruit, Turkish Cuisine, Vegetable, Vegetarian


It may look like a giant wart, but once you get past the knobbly exterior you are greeted by a deliciously-perfumed flesh. Celeriac, often called the vegetable world's ugly duckling, is a fragrant root vegetable that tastes like celery minus the fibrous texture. To me, it is actually much tastier than celery due to its amazing ability to absorb flavors. Everything you throw in the pot ...

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Clementine and Olive Oil Cake

Clementine and Olive Oil Cake

January 23rd, 2008  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


Sweeter than an orange, larger than a tangerine. This seedless, deep orange-colored beauty is called a clementine. You can buy them for their looks alone. I had a different motive. You remember my "Monday morning syndrome" cake? I was in desperate need of one this week. Inspired by the "Olive Oil and Sherry Pound Cake" recipe from Alice Medrich's book "Pure Dessert", this cake combines the floral and sweet ...

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Apple, Blueberry and Tangerine Crumble

Apple, Blueberry and Tangerine Crumble

December 19th, 2007  | Category: Cobblers and Crisps, Fruit


Six apples, a handful of dried blueberries and a couple of tangerines were sitting on the counter. With me standing next to them thinking what I should do next. Go through the cookbook collection to find a perfect fit or start chopping and figure out what to do halfway through? It was a typical day in my kitchen... Whenever I find myself staring at ingredients and trying to ...

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Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

November 14th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Fruit


Blog themes certainly don't get developed on an empty stomach. Here is one of the sweet concoctions that kept me company while I struggled with margins and paddings.

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