Sunday, 31 August 2014

A first

First tomatoes this year, they taste like honey! It has been a long wait but it's worth it. More to come!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Popcorn marshmallow deliciousness

You might think they are not a big deal but trust me they can become! They are that 'little something' you bring along when out visiting friends, movie night or just to nibble while you work. They are delicious! All you need is popcorn (buy it already made or have a go yourself), marshmallows, white chocolate chips and i also used smarties. Next time i will go for ground coffee, i heard they are a good combination. Melt some butter (50g) in a pan and add 200g marshmallow (add more for more sweetness and stickiness). On a low heat allow them to melt. When ready pour over popcorn and add the white chocolate and smarties. Mix as well as you can with a wooden spoon. At this stage put on some rubber gloves and shape the popcorn balls as you would like. Try not to forget this stage as the marshmallow can be quite hot still and you might end up burning yourself which is not cool!
Enjoy x

Friday, 13 June 2014

Blueberry muffins in minutes

Yes, that's right! Because all you have to do is cream 150g of salted butter with 75g of caster sugar, add two eggs, 150g flour, 1 and 1/2 baking powder, 4 tbls milk, a pinch of nutmeg and well ... blueberries. Are you with me? 20 other minutes in the oven (about 180 fan) and all done! I know two little excited souls that will be very pleased to see me today!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Sunday's cake

I know it's about Sunday's cake in a late afternoon Wednesday but then again better later than never (that's what they say!). This one has been random and original, I wanted a lemon cake  but the reviews online on some cakes put me off. That's why I made my own and it was pretty good if I may add!

Cheers with a glass of creamy fudge that tastes like some of my favorite cocktails! Coool off!!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Home made snacks

They are delicious and you can't say no to them. Yes, you can make them yourself. Even better! 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Sunday's cake

I don't know who said you cannot go wild with your baking? I made one rich chocolate and ginger beer cake here and is one of the best I ever tasted. Life's great! Cx

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Eating out

We like our food, I like making it, Mr T likes eating it, we are just perfect together. Eating out is always a great treat and today we found a great Italian restaurant 15 minutes away from our place to indulge. 
San Giovanni, we will return!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Cinnamon babka

It is the best! Add butter, serve it with a glass of milk and just enjoy it. Mr T likes to add some extras to his milk. Yum!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter little treats

Baking day! Woohoo!! I don't know how we always end up wanting cupcakes when baking. I really wanted to bake this well known (or not) cinnamon babka. If you like Seinfeld you know what I mean.. or if you are Romanian you know what cozonac is as well. So there. Success! That's when Mr T ASKED for cupcakes. Excited to dig into those. Happy baking everyone!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunday home made bread

Sunday bread project starts today.

More salads for us. It can only do you good!

Tastiest bread ever. Really, I made up the recipe myself!
Happy Sunday everyone!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

About yesterday in very few pictures

My latest lemon and chocolate cake. Success!

Ice tea? Why not? As long as we get sun to go with it!

Baby cactus called "Turkish delight".  Who could say no to it?

Monday, 3 March 2014

You must love Spring

We're very excited to spend our first Spring in our new home. We love our garden and plan to work some magic on it this year. We already started this weekend by spending a whole day in a garden center stocking up on tools, pots, compost and seeds. Next weekend we plan to sow some first seeds in the green house ready for later on to transfer outside. How exciting is that, right?
I love you,  Spring!!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Dessert - under 10 minutes

Cooking is not a race (not always, anyway!) but sometimes you just have to be fast. That means you can't bake or freeze but you can definitely poach or caramelize. This is what I did here, I caramelized a pear using vanilla sugar and some orange juice.
You wouldn't tell is that easy, would you?
So next time when you have no time, do this and you'll be fine, your guest will compliment you, I promise!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Chocolate and pear madness

I made this the other night for a friend's party not knowing how is going to be. I made it and left the premises being ever so nervous about the result. It looked great but i had no idea how it tasted or if i got the consistency right. Early morning today i got a text: thanks for a fab choc cake which was enjoyed by all!.
 Now that's what baking is about!  

Monday, 17 February 2014

Good Monday morning

These sweet little hearts brighten up a grey Monday morning. They did more than they were meant to.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Working out snack break

Cheese and crackers break. Add salmon pate and you're onto a winner.
Happy snacking everyone!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

What are you snacking on today?

I go healthy and have feta cheese on Melba toast with cheery tomatoes. I could eat this all day!