Tag: green

Baking Recipes, From the books, Lemon Obsession, Simple cakes

The angels sing about lime and pistachio

In truth, the macaron was not the first “daunting” egg white recipe I made. It was actually this angel food cake that was so instrumental in boosting my confidence for making egg-white desserts. I made this about a week before my first macaron attempt, but I am only writing about it now because the excitement …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, From the books, J'adore macarons, My favourite things

Into the macaron bandwagon, and I don’t want to get out

Macarons are probably one of the easiest things a person can fall in love with. The endless possibilities in shell and filling combinations is mind-blowing, and whatever combination in colour and flavour one chooses, the results will almost always be a guaranteed winner. I mean just look at how adorable these things are! Making macarons …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

Hi chocolate, it’s nice to matcha!

Did I really just write that title? I’m sorry. So I finally managed to track down some matcha powder some weeks ago, and unfortunately it’s not the sort I’m looking for. It seems like a really mild type of matcha. From what I’ve been seeing in photos, the concentrated one has a greener hue; and …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, From the books, Go With the Flo, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

The awesome pull-apart bread in Herb & Cheese style

Among the homemade yeasted breads I’ve made thus far, I think the pull-apart bread is quickly making its way to the top of my heart. Fortunately, all the recipes I have tried for this particular type of bread have been nothing short of stellar. While my favourite remains to be Flo Braker’s heavenly Lemon-Scented Pull-Apart …

Baking Recipes, David Lebovitz, From the books, Frozen treats, I scream for ice cream (I do)

Some comfort in Avocado Ice Cream

I know I haven’t written in a while, but I have a perfectly valid explanation. You see, it’s been a crazy, stressful couple of days for me. My parents took a week’s worth of holiday recently, leaving me to man our company by my lonesome. The amount of work is endless, and every time I …

Recipe Round-Up

{Kitchen Diaries} Some tips to get rid of feta cheese

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Truth be told, I am not a cheese person. I don’t like cheese, but I don’t hate it either. However if I had a choice, I wouldn’t usually eat cheese. Or mayonnaise, but let’s save that for another time. It is really this indifference with cheese that has taken me this long to really discover …

Appetizers n' Dips, Cooking Recipes, Veggie dishes

Random days of salsa

I’m going to keep this post short, because really, I’m not sure what else I can actually say about salsa– except perhaps that they have such a striking combination of colours that make them perfect for photographing. Thus the abundance of photos in this entry. One of the best parts about making salsas and dips, …

Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, Cupcakes & Muffins

{Countdown to Christmas} My favourite Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Christmas gives me such an excuse to break out my bottle of peppermint extract! I don’t normally make anything with peppermint for the rest of year because it doesn’t quite feel right, but I cherish the opportunity to make all things minty throughout the Christmas season. Preferably combined with chocolate. Of course. I just don’t …