Although we are not on a restricted gluten free diet, I like to explore different possibilities for gluten, when I can. It also seems that going gluten free greatly improves my husband's control of his diabetes. Spring in the air, fruits are looking better and better every day, I found this amazing recipe here, and… Continue reading Gluten free strawberry crumble
Bananas are very abundant in Brazil, all shapes, many different types, found everywhere, a fruit that is commonly taken for granted, as so there is an expression to describe it: "as cheap as bananas". You would think that banana bread would be a favorite there too but it is not. There are plenty of banana… Continue reading Perfect moist and light banana bread
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
Finally it's time for pumpkin pie! Not that we can't enjoy at other time of the year, but when the air is crisp, the leaves are turning red and a light jacket is needed to walk the dog, it is time to fill the house with the sweet smell of a pumpkin pie baking away… Continue reading Perfect classic pumpkin pie
While we're enjoying the end of this summer I keep experimenting with ice cream and sorbets, learning about techniques and having lots of fun. I am not using an ice cream maker yet, I want to learn the old-fashioned way first. The second recipe I tried is a plain, luscious and basic Vanilla ice cream.… Continue reading Rich and creamy Vanilla ice cream – without an ice cream maker
I've been experimenting with ice creams and sorbets all through this summer and loving it. I thought it would be my first step towards making my mind about buying an ice cream maker. I had lots of fun and my food processor did the job, so far. I am a big sorbet fan. I find… Continue reading Strawberry and spiced chai tea sorbet – Frozen treat to make before summer is over
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!