Spiced Pumpkin Custard Pies (Tarts)


I was so excited to have Thanksgiving and Black Friday off this year. It was four days off in a row. That’s the most I have had since I started work at my new place in May. However, I was greeted with some personal issues a couple of days before, which resulted in me thinking long and hard about my future.

I don’t usually celebrate Thanksgiving. In fact, I go out of my way not to celebrate Thanksgiving. Why? I am a non-American, and am thankful everyday for what I have. To demonstrate how I went out of my way not to celebrate it, I had a whole chicken that I wanted to roast, but decided to roast it on Friday instead. I didn’t want to be seen as celebrating Thanksgiving. Continue reading

Dutch Cheese and Onion Bread (Kaas–Uienbrood)


Bar Walkers cheese & onion crisps (chips), the combination of cheese and onion does not conjure up good food memories for me. All I can remember is cheese and onion pies, pasties or rolls tasted like sick. When I say sick, I mean the taste you get in your mouth after you’ve been sick. What the heck they put in them savory pastries is beyond me, but they were absolutely vile. Because of this, I have avoided combining onions with cheese with anything, that was until we made some flat bread topped with goat cheese and caramelized onions for a catering event – man, that was so very yum (and didn’t taste like sick!)

Moving on from this, I was browsing Continue reading