Pepperkoek - The Dutch Spiced Cake #Daring Bakers

Pepperkoek – The Dutch Spiced Cake #Daring Bakers

For the month of December, Andrea from 4pure took us on a trip to the Netherlands. She challenged us to take our taste buds on a joyride through the land of sugar and spice by baking three different types of Dutch sweet bread. Out of the three sweet breads she suggested, I picked the pepperkoek […]

Sarson Ka Saag #Meatless Monday

Sarson Ka Saag #Meatless Monday

Sarson Ka Saag – Mustard Greens in Punjabi style is a winter time, huddle around the fireplace and eat sort of dish. Fresh from the farm Sarson Ka saag ( mustard greens) paired with Palak ( spinach) and Bathua ( chenopodium ) are slow cooked to a creamy consistency and served with freshly churned butter […]

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

  These stained glass cookies are Christmas Tree ornaments and cookies all in one. For kids it’s a cookie and candy all in one! For the Baker, these look like art and yet are simple to make. And when they are hung on the tree, the light penetrating through them looks magical. Hence, this was […]

Quinoa and Millet Bread #BreadBakers

Quinoa and Millet Bread #BreadBakers

For this month’s bread with the Breadbakers, our host, the wonderful Mireille Roc of Chef Mireille’s East West Realm chose Quinoa as the theme ingredient. I was excited to be baking with quinoa because I love quinoa in all forms. I have even made a Quinoa chilli to the horror of some but admiration of many. I also managed to […]

Pumpkin Roll - Let's do pumpkin a little differently!

Pumpkin Roll – Let’s do pumpkin a little differently!

  Of course you must have noticed. If you have been reading my blog regularly, you must have noticed that I haven’t done ANY pumpkin posts this year. In our home there used to be a pumpkin season.  It would start when we would carve pumpkins  out for Halloween, then roast the seeds for snacking […]

Cornish Hens with Zereshk Berries

Cornish Hens with Zereshk Berries

Vacations recharge your energy and guide your path to what you seek. They take your mind off mundane things and help you see them with new eyes. Vacations make you do things outside your comfort zone and make you wonder why you never did anything like this before. They make you alive again. The best […]