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Flirty Daiquiri

Flirty Daiquiri

  The monthly “Inspiring Thursday” post is a bit overdue this month. But before you judge me, I have a great reason for not posting it on Thursday. The reason is that this month’s Inspiring Thursday features Barb of the Creative-Culinary fame, and it’s posted today because it is Barb’s Birthday!  In everyone’s life, at [...]

Quinoa Pulav - 38 power foods

Quinoa Pulav – 38 power foods

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as “The International Year of the Quinoa.” Proposed by the government of Bolivia and receiving strong support from many Central and South American countries, quinoa has now been singled out by the FAO as a food [...]

Russian Tea Cookies - Mrs Fields Way!

Russian Tea Cookies – Mrs Fields Way!

    It took me a few years to warm up to the idea of baking cookies.  It’s not that I don’t like to bake cookies. I do, but I bake the usual suspects – oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, shortbread, …. and that’s it.  That my friends was the scope of my cookie baking. I [...]

Gateau Opera

Gateau Opera

    The decadent Gateau Opera – one of those blissfully luxurious things that make the act of eating orgasmic.  A tiny forkful of indulgent chocolate, coffee, butter-cream and almond meal sponge, all together.  A mixture of rich, creamy, nutty delight and a crescendo of flavors.  You can’t help but close your eyes and savor [...]