Irish Apple Cake

I was reading the Guardian few days ago, before St Patrick’s day and came across with this recipe. To bake or not to bake? Yes why not, not because I want to celebrate St Patrick’s but much more after a few days waiting for the tests from the doctor and was told there is nothing […]

Clan VI’s Drop Cake

To be honest I did not know what to expect from this cake. Stephen was in Italy and was constantly raving about this gooey, so soft a cake their Swiss chef made for the crew. He described to me all the ingredients that rather made my crew’s eyes roll…. figs, dates, poppy seeds? But he […]

MITseaAH’s Apple Pie

It all started asking Stephen suggestions what to bake. Of all crew mates he is pretty much involved with food ideas what to feed to the crew. Perhaps because he loves food and cooking himself and loves to try any food. One day he simply said APPLE PIE. Oh dear it has been ages I […]

a birthday celebration… lemon pancake cake

For weeks I racked up ideas what cake it should be… …. he does not like frosting so there goes the wicked chocolate cake I had in mind layered with cream frosting.I even dreaded about what if we did an Atlantic crossing then the birthday would be at the open seas, what if it would […]

exquisite pleasures… madeleines

I wanted to do something special to mark this special date…. who would have thought that five years ago just around the holidays I was digging for some recipes that I stumbled to a site called Pinoy cook. After exchanging some emails and having sent the web owner (Thank you Sassy) some photos she encouraged […]

comforts of home…cassava macapuno cake

Home is where my kitchen is, where I can create what ever I want to try. The kitchen where I would spend hours pouring into cookbooks, or sitting with close friends having a pot of tea and of course some dessert. I was home for 3 days, two weeks ago. While I was still in […]

…it’s beginning to smell like christmas…spitzbuebe

Christmas is next week, but being here in Florida I never feel that Christmas spirit. Although I have grown up in tropical climes I actually have spent more than half of my life in Europe. I have spent Christmas everywhere in the Continent, where it means, frosty cheeks and nose, chestnuts roasting, gloves, scarves, hot […]