happy new year!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

“But the kitchen will not come into its own again until it ceases to be a status symbol and becomes again a workshop. It may be pastel. It may be ginghamed as to curtains and shining with copper like a picture in a woman’s magazine. But you and I will know it chiefly by its fragrances and its clutter. At the back of the stove will sit a…

baking cake

tiramisu cupcakes

Thursday, April 12, 2012

There the email appeared in my inbox from a dear friend. My world has forever changed, it is crashing, crashing. Life will never be the same for me. I walked away from the screen with a cloud of chaos hanging over me, struck again, [and again! and again!] at how short, how fragile, how bittersweet are our travels on this earth. Here, on one side of the winding…

baking dessert

chocolate cardamom truffles

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I meant to have this up for Valentine’s Day, but it just didn’t happen.  So if you are still craving creamy, dreamy chocolate, then you’re in luck. I’ve always been a huge fan of chocolate and cardamom together – my obsession started with scones, and then moved on to other things: cookies, cakes, pudding. After making these truffles the first time I knew they needed a little spice…