Luscious Fruit Speckled Lunchbox Scones

“A man’s worth has its season, like fruit.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld Fruity scones are very moreish, filling and can be – surprisingly – healthy and nutritious. When good quality ingredients are used, scones will create the perfect afternoon snack, or – packed with low-fat cheese – the most suitable quick lunch. “A tree is known by […]

Fierce and Fiery: Einkorn and Chili Dragontail Bread

“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.” R.A. Salvatore Baguettes are long thin loaves of bread popular in Europe. Usually, they are made of white […]

Sunday Teatime Treat: Lime Marmalade Cake

Limes probably originated in the Indonesian archipelago or the nearby mainland of Asia. The Arabs may have taken limes, as well as lemons, from India to the eastern Mediterranean countries and Africa around ad 1000. Limes were introduced to the western Mediterranean countries by returning crusaders in the 12th and 13th centuries. Columbus took citrus-fruit […]

Chocolate Mint Shortbread

“Everything in moderation… including moderation.” Julia Child Historian speculations make one believe the Olmec tribe had discovered that the cocoa fruit was edible by observing various animals eating it . Almost certainly they were the first humans to consume chocolate, originally in the form of a drink, then realizing its many flavours and as many uses.  . […]

My Brownie…with Blonde Hair

This recipe does not need introduction or a charming story…It is introducing itself perfectly when coming out from the oven, carrying its charm in the aroma and taste…Do not fail to try! Ingredients 100 g  butter 90 g coconut oil 185 g dark chocolate 85 g plain flour 40 g cocoa powder 80 g white […]

Sweet Design: Stargazer Lily Made of SugarPaste

“If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily.” Chinese Proverbs   “’O Tiger-lily,’ said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, ‘I wish you could talk!’ ‘We can talk,’ said the Tiger-lily: ‘when there’s anybody worth talking to.” Lewis Carroll   “I know a little garden […]

Memory of Field Corn Harvest : A Tasty Golden Cornmeal Loaf

“I’m every woman. It takes a village to make me who I am.” Katy Perry I still remember corn harvest. Among rows and rows of tall, skinny golden brown plants offering their best produce of curvy, sunset-yellow corn ears, the explorer picker had led the way and the collecting tractor followed. It was not corn the […]

Sausage and Cheese Speckled Einkorn Loaf

“And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.” Bible Einkorn wheat, meaning “single grain” in German refers either to the wild species of wheat, Triticum boeoticum, and to its […]

Real Autumn Treat: Apple, Cinnamon and Berry Preserve Mini Pie

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” David Mamet, Boston Marriage   With the arrival of the often dramatically crisp, sunny and rainy autumn days, the best treatment for the psyche and body is to reflect the fall months via the new, earthy, deep seasonal flavours in one’s […]