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Seven-Bean Vanilla Ice Cream

Seven-Bean Vanilla Ice Cream

April 02nd, 2011  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


Yesterday, Cafe Fernando turned 5! A year ago today, I quit my job and decided to become a full-time blogger. Since then, so many things have happened. First of all, the book happened. It turned my world upside down. And continuing to do so. I thought it was going to be all about baking, writing, melting chocolate and shopping for props, but it is much more than ...

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Lunch at The Mansion

Lunch at The Mansion

September 23rd, 2008  | Category: Friends, Turkish Cuisine


No recipe today. Just some snaps from a lunch we had at The Mansion last week. We were sitting around the table, reading the paper and having tea and all of a sudden we realized that it was way past lunch time. The lady of the house started listing what she had in the fridge from the day before: "Let's see... We have braised Romano beans, borek... ...

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Peach, Mango & Vanilla Jam

Peach, Mango & Vanilla Jam

September 17th, 2006  | Category: Breakfast and Brunch, Fruit, Preserving


After reading through last month's Sugar High Friday posts at Delicious Days, I couldn't resist making my own jam. This was going to be my first, so I tried to read through most of the entries and jam making secrets from several websites. I was specifically looking for a peach jam recipe, because I knew that the sugar-fruit ratio vary according to type and ripeness of the fruit. ...

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