I have a confession to make. No, I’m not in denial. I can admit it out loud. Here goes, I’m one of those people that likes carrot cake. Phew! There, I said it. I feel better now. Look, I know it’s not the most popular cake flavor out there but I love a good carrot cake. … Continue reading #cakeconfession
Masala chai is basically a spiced tea. It’s made in India and Pakistan and is oh-so good! The addition of the spices is what makes this tea different from a regular cup of chai. There are a lot of ways to make it. I would experiment with the ingredients and how much of each ingredient… Continue reading Masala Chai
I’m the kind of person that has to have an iced coffee or tea during the summer. However, this does nothing for my wallet. In trying harder to save more, I’ve started being smarter about planning out meals and preparing them ahead of time. For breakfast, I make overnight oats with a variety of fresh fruit.… Continue reading Brewing summer savings
Recently, I was speaking to someone about books/book clubs. The conversation took us both back to our childhoods. We compared notes about participating in our local library’s summer reading program. The genres I devoured in my childhood have since expanded. A typical summer reading list then would include: The Babysitters Club,Sweet Valley High, andThe Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys… Continue reading “When I was your age, television was called books”
My students, like most others who don’t have much experience making bread, often hold themselves back from learning and doing. Though I understand being nervous trying something new for the first time and being afraid of making mistakes, overcoming that fear is paramount to understanding the processes of bread making. Also, if we didn’t make mistakes,… Continue reading Butterflies and jitters
L-E-M-O-N! Lemon! C-U-R-D! Curd! Lemon curd! The bright yellow color of lemon curd reminds me of the sun. Not only is it like sunshine, its versatile as well. You can use it as a filling for cakes and cupcakes or add some to plain Greek yogurt with some granola (which is one of my favorite… Continue reading It’s like sunshine, in a jar!
The heat has been rising in the northeast and for whatever reason, the Beach Boys song “Kokomo” kept popping into my head. So, I thought it would make a fitting title for a post about coconut caramel. I came up with the recipe a couple of summers ago in a tiny test kitchen in Manhattan. It was… Continue reading Key Largo, Montego…