This weekend I didn’t have to work or be someplace else, which meant it was playtime in my kitchen!
These bars are oaty, chewy and chock-full of berries. (more…)
I’ve never been a big fan of whipped cream, but I do miss it on occasion.
I’ve longed to find a dairy-free whipped “cream” that tasted good, but I daren’t try any. The store bought cream alternatives are usually jammed packed with nasties. I don’t want to replace the poison I want to avoid (milk/cream) and replace it with another poison.
I put in 60+ hours in my first working week. This was because I was stashing away hours, so when my brother was visiting from the UK, I didn’t have to work. It worked out pretty well. I’m now back on 40 hours a week, which gives me more procrastination time in the kitchen.
I have a love for egg custard. It’s the combination of milk, sugar and eggs that is ever-so tempting for me. It could be plain old crème anglaise, crème patisserie or just a good ole egg custard tart. Portuguese, Chinese or English – I love them all. I am known to devour numerous egg tarts at one sitting. (more…)
Long gone are the days of me frittering my time away, doing nothing in particular but procrastinating experimenting in my kitchen. You’ve no doubt noticed that my blog entries have declined significantly, over recent weeks. There are two reasons for this:
This working malarkey is seriously cutting into my procrastination time in the kitchen, but I’m thoroughly enjoying it. It’s absolutely ideal – I’m working remotely, so I can procrastinate, do household chores/other activities in between.
I’d like to tell you that my blog entries will be quite sporadic until September to October December, so please bear with me.
Until my next entry, have fun in the kitchen, cook a lot, eat a lot and laugh a lot!
I’m pretty new to nut and seed butters available in the US. Until a couple of years ago, I’d only tried peanut butter – the others simply weren’t available in the UK.
I’ve now made my own peanut, cashew, almond and coconut butter. I wanted to sample sunbutter (from sunflower seeds) and cheated, by buying it from PCC at $6.99 for an organic jar. It just reminds me not to go grocery shopping on an empty stomach! When I do, I can easily add $40 onto my bill! Anyhow, when I got home, I ripped the jar open and (more…)
I wasn’t expecting much when I made this bread. When I sliced into it, it was another thing. The loaf had a nice crumb, sliced well and was immensely soft and fluffy inside. I had to do a double-take on the recipe to make sure it was 100% whole-wheat and it was! It’s delicious on its own, with mature cheese or butter. (more…)
A friend of mine, Marissa inspired me to make this salad. I changed the quantities a little and played around the seasoning, but it was one tasty salad! I’m making it again this Friday, I can’t wait.
It’s an all-in-one meal – you have quinoa, beans, green peppers, tomatoes and avocado tossed together with fresh coriander (cilantro), cumin and lime juice. What’s not to like? I normally use black beans, but on this occasion, I used chickpeas (garbanzo beans). (more…)