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GLUTEN FREE STRAWBERRY ALMOND TARTS

GLUTEN FREE STRAWBERRY ALMOND TARTS

Share this: Well, hello there! How’s everyone doing? Still doing alright? Waiting for the next episode of Game of Thrones like I am? Me? I’m great! I mean besides my GoT obsession, I’m really doing well and not going to complain here…well, maybe, one thing I will...

LIFE CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS THIS SAVORY DUTCH BABY

LIFE CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS THIS SAVORY DUTCH BABY

Share this:   Can you believe the year is half over already? Where does time go? I swear, the older I get, the faster time flies. I guess it’s true what they say, time flies when you are having fun. And I guess that really is what life is all about these days for...

LAZY GIRL’S TIRAMISU

LAZY GIRL’S TIRAMISU

Share this: How’s it going? I hope you are all doing well. I have not disappeared on you, and although some of you are probably thinking I should, you’re not quite that lucky. I just have been extra busy lately. It’s funny because I thought that once I was settled...

SALMON AND MASHED POTATO CAKES W/ SCALLIONS & TARRAGON

SALMON AND MASHED POTATO CAKES W/ SCALLIONS & TARRAGON

Share this: I’ve been getting to know my new home and making friends with my kitchen and oven.   I think this is important when you move into a new place as it takes time to feel like you belong there. For the first few days, I just went from room to room to get a...

SPRING STEAK SALAD W/ DIJON MUSTARD DRESSING

SPRING STEAK SALAD W/ DIJON MUSTARD DRESSING

Share this: Hello! It feels like it’s been forever here. I am still in the process of moving, can you believe it? Everything I have is still in boxes and I pretty much have to do without a lot of things in the kitchen lately. It’s hard living out of boxes and I...

CAULIFLOWER CRUSTED PIZZA

CAULIFLOWER CRUSTED PIZZA

Share this: I have never been a fan of dieting. Usually, if my pants start to feel tight, I just eat less and exercise more, but let me tell ya, as I get older, it’s harder and harder to lose the “love handle” or the “bread handle”, as I like to call it....

MINI LEMON CAKE W/ LEMON CURD & CASHEWS

MINI LEMON CAKE W/ LEMON CURD & CASHEWS

Share this: There was this game I used to play in my head when I was a little girl, where I would pretend that the whole world turned into a mini world and I was a giant. This most likely stemmed from my reading Jack and the Beanstalk and Gullliver’s Travels, or, it...

SQUID INK LINGUINE W/ LANGOSTINO & BLACK GARLIC SAUCE

SQUID INK LINGUINE W/ LANGOSTINO & BLACK GARLIC SAUCE

Share this: It’s that dreaded week: V-day week, and while everyone is posting tons of red and pink, I am going dark, very dark, as in squid ink and black garlic dark. Maybe it’s a metaphor for how I feel about this holiday, but also because I really do love...

MISO BROWNIES W/ SWEET DARK CHERRIES

MISO BROWNIES W/ SWEET DARK CHERRIES

Share this: Well, here we are in February: the month of love and chocolate as they say, but shouldn’t that be every day? It is for me, the chocolate part I mean. I can’t even tell you how much I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate and the more bitter it is, the...

CONGEE (RICE PORRIDGE) W/ GARLIC, GINGER & TURMERIC

CONGEE (RICE PORRIDGE) W/ GARLIC, GINGER & TURMERIC

Share this: Just like that, it is another year: the Chinese New Year begins this weekend. As kids, we always loved this joyous event, and though we didn’t exactly celebrate it, it felt like we still did due to the huge Chinese population in the Philippines. We had...

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE: EAT A CINNAMON ROLL

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE: EAT A CINNAMON ROLL

Share this: I need help! I have a dough problem, sourdough to be exact. I’m now obsessed with baking bread and I’m finding ways to use my wild yeast in all sorts of dough. But in all fairness, if you have ever made your own sourdough starter, you know that you have to...

ON BEING BETTER: HOMEMADE OAT MILK

ON BEING BETTER: HOMEMADE OAT MILK

Share this: Well, there goes the holiday season once more. I hope everyone ate enough sugar and drank enough “fun” juices.  Is it just me or does it go faster and faster each year?  I feel like I mentally prepare for it months in advance, but mentally never equates to...

MALLORCA (ENSAIMADA) BREAD WITH SAFFRON

MALLORCA (ENSAIMADA) BREAD WITH SAFFRON

Share this: Hello everyone, and happy holidays!  I had all intentions of posting this before Christmas, but you know, Christmas week just got a little too crazy and it didn’t work out as I planned, but that’s okay, it happens. One thing I didn’t do this year is shop...

SHRIMP WITH MISO & TAMARIND SAUCE

SHRIMP WITH MISO & TAMARIND SAUCE

Share this: Finally, we had a snippet of cold weather here in Florida; I mean it was in the low 50s, and for us Floridians that is chilly. Go ahead and roll your eyes if you had just come back in from shoveling a wall of snow off your driveway. I do welcome the cold...

Crispy Purple Potatoes That Will Gnocchi Your Socks Off!

Crispy Purple Potatoes That Will Gnocchi Your Socks Off!

    When I was little girl, one of my favorite things to play with was modeling clay. I loved mixing up all the colors and combining them into one messy tie-dyed looking blob. I would create what I thought were fruit-and-vegetable-shaped items (but I’m sure...