Apple pie – with priceless tips from Anna Olson

After baking several apple pies over the years and not quite getting the one that my palate would scream on wows, I decided to try yet another recipe, after watching Anna Olson on TV this fall. I am not sure if this recipe features on her new book but it was very nice to watch… Continue reading Apple pie – with priceless tips from Anna Olson

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Carrot cake with chocolate icing

  This is really the easiest cake ever!  Carrots are blended with eggs and oil, fully incorporated, which turns the batter into the beautiful orange color. Don't worry about the amount of baking powder! Without whipped egg whites to do the lift of the batter and with the weight of the carrots, there is no… Continue reading Carrot cake with chocolate icing

Mozzarella, tomato,and prosciutto frittata

For a bigger breakfast or brunch this is one of our favourite frittatas. I found this recipe in the Canadian Living site and have cooked it several times. You can check it out here. The original recipe calls for a walnut pesto, which I normally don't add, I find that the tomatoes, onions, cheese and prosciutto… Continue reading Mozzarella, tomato,and prosciutto frittata

Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

For the cold days ahead of us, this soup fills all the requisites: light and filling, packed with protein from the tofu and egg that go along so well  with the 2 varieties of mushrooms. A rich broth made with chillies, ginger and garlic adds heat and a spicy oriental flare to the soup. The… Continue reading Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

Large Cinnamon roll

Baking is magic! And cinnamon buns are an ultimate indulgence! I had to bake something to bring for a reunion and decided it would be a good chance to make my ever favorite, my way. That means, a generous dough, lots of cinnamon but not too sweet and, very important, packed with raisins. For the… Continue reading Large Cinnamon roll

Sweet spinach smoothie

It might take you some time to get used to the appearance of a large glass of this green fluid standing in front of you before venturing in your first sip. Probably the motivation would be the constant "it's good for you" factor that permeates our lives these days, as a statement that you're in… Continue reading Sweet spinach smoothie

Chocolate, honey and ginger fragrant squares (Pão de mel) and my 100th post!

So happy that pretty things have come together in this almost one year of blogging and this is my 100th post! I've learned so much about food, blogging and myself, met wonderful people and made my family healthier and happier with my cooking. Goal achieved and enthusiasm increased! So I chose a chocolate and honey… Continue reading Chocolate, honey and ginger fragrant squares (Pão de mel) and my 100th post!