Tag: chocolate

Baking Recipes, Cookies

Fresh-from-the-garden mint and chocolate truffle cookies

How much of our lives are driven by fantasy? I’m not talking about delusions by the way. I’m referring to what most other people call hopes and dreams. With the popularity of Instagram feeds that make you go all I-want-that-life, to the even more impossibly lovely things you can come across on Pinterest, it’s almost …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes

A simple chocolate and beer celebration cake

Today is my Mother’s birthday and here I am in Japan with my Dad. I’m feeling kind of guilty about missing her birthday so I thought I’d write a blog post about her plus this cake that reminds me of her a lot– No-frills on the outside, but packing a punch on the inside. Don’t …

Baking Recipes, Cookies

Amazing orange-chocolate cookies featuring Villa del Conte’s Chocolates

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Have I introduced you to one of my new favourite cookies ever in the whole wide world? No? Well, here’s your chance to meet. These amazing chocolate chip cookies have three kinds of chocolate inside, PLUS essence of orange, PLUS sea salt. If you’ve been eating a lot of chocolate desserts (or just really good …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, J'adore macarons, Timeless Treats

I think I’ve found my Holy Grail Macaron recipe

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your knowledge on Netspeak? I would probably be at a 5. Ironically, despite all the time I spend online, my Internet vocabulary is pretty poor. Until last year I had no idea what it meant to “ship”, and to think that is just one …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, Living traditions, My Favourite Ingredients, Timeless Treats

2015 Blog Resolutions + Spiked Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

We are past the midpoint of the first month of 2015 before I even realise I haven’t written any sort of blog resolution yet. Whoops. I always like to write these things down because it gives me kind of a vision for what I want to achieve this year. I don’t necessarily get to tick …

Baking Recipes, Brownies & Bars, David Lebovitz, From the books, My Favourite Ingredients, My favourite things

These brownies have changed the way I feel about brownies

Happy new year, everyone! How fast did 2014 zoom past?! I actually feel a bit like I accomplished nothing the past year because of the way I constantly lost track of time. I have a lot of high hopes for this year though, mostly in the way of personal productivity and improvement. And not to …

Baking Recipes, Frozen treats, Product Reviews

Oxymoron ice pops + Sipper Ice Pop Maker review

This post was supposed to come out ages ago, but in the last few days I have been so unbelievably exhausted from being overworked at my day-job that I just started dozing off every time I sat down to prepare this post. I’m too tired to even rant about it, and since I make it a rule not to think …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, My favourite things, Timeless Treats

Treats from Reese’s and cookies that remind of them

Late last week I received a ginormous package from Reese’s. The box looked like a giant pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, which I thought was a cute idea. I was imagining that a load of Reese’s goodies would spill out once I opened the box, but actually there is an assortment of things inside. …