Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

These Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are stuffed with coffee ice cream for a rich, creamy treat. I am a firm believer in the positive effects ice cream can have on one’s soul, and that it should be enjoyed no matter what the weather. One of my favorite treats as a child was…

Le Cordon Bleu: 4-Day Traditional Bread Making Workshop

As I watched Chef Olivier’s calm, competent hands transform 4 simple ingredients into an array of different breads, treating each one with so much love, like every piece of dough was his little “bébé”, I couldn’t help but stand with a smile on my face at the thought of being in the presence of such great talent and passion.

Six Reasons You Should Not Start a Food Blog

I’m going to Paris tomorrow. And it’s not just a vacation. I am taking part of a workshop at Le Cordon Bleu. Yes, even as I type it out I can hardly believe it. It came as a very impulsive decision back at the end of 2016, when I turned a bit obsessed with bread…

Rosemary Yogurt Breakfast with Blood Orange

Experts say never to skip breakfast, and I rarely follow their advice – skipping breakfast more than I should. My mind can process only one thing in the morning, and it’s usually a choice between coffee or a breakfast meal. However, this recipe is was a game changer, it’s ready to eat before the coffee has…

Clementine and Thyme White Chocolate Truffles

I am not exactly a huge fan of white chocolate. It’s way too sweet and kind of sticky, and it melts between your fingers so bloody fast. White chocolate can be temperamental, and that’s not exactly the quality I’m looking for in chocolate when I need some comfort. Not the best opening line for a…

The “12 Days of Baking” of 2016

‘Twas the night before Christmas… And the “12 Days of Baking” series that is yearly awaited for has come to an end. For some reason, this year’s series was much different that the two before it. This year I end it with a heavy heart. I’m not going to get all emotional now. But since…

Day 11 of 12 Days of Baking: Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

First, play this; Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread are two treats that seem synonymous with winter. Nothing warms up my soul than sipping on hot cocoa and eating gingerbread cookies. This recipe brings the richness of coffee with the all the spices a gingerbread has to offer. It basically tastes like Christmas in a cup. When I say hot…

Day 10 of 12 Days of Baking: Christmas Classic Mincemeat Wreath

Let’s start off with a brief history lesson. I have always been fascinated by the fast that this fruity, Christmas dessert staple had the word “meat” in it. Reading on about it, its history is something somehow joyful to read. Long before Nigella introduced salted caramel to the nation, the English had a fascination for…

Day 9 of “12 Days of Baking”: Pomegranate Rosemary Punch

I keep seeing cranberry cocktails popping up for the holidays, and I can’t help but wonder why are pomegranates so underrated around the holidays. Since I need a break from butter and sugar and frosting, I thought I’d bring you something to sip on while you sit around that tree. I’m not much of a…

Day 8 of “12 Days of Baking”: Foolproof Holiday Fudge

To me, nothing says “Christmas” like a good piece of chocolate fudge. A melt-in-your mouth treat that almost no other piece of candy can beat. However, making them hasn’t always been the most pleasant of experiences. For the past two years, I’ve attempted a bunch of recipes, all failing miserably. I didn’t have a candy…

Day 7 of 12 Days of Baking: Florentines

These are one of those cookies that test your patience. They’re not your usual “pretty and festive” cookies. You might even skip over them when reaching out to that cookie tray, and reaching for those cute cookies with all the frosting and sprinkles. However, what these cookies lack in “cute factor”, they make up for…