The no-bake Christmas gift

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I have never had much interest in making marshmallows, but these Blueberry & Jasmine Tea marshmallows looked so delightful that I had to whip up a batch. The trickiest part was finding the blueberry powder. I contacted several organic shops in the city, but nobody carried the product, so I ended up purchasing the Giddy ...

2015 Christmas bake

Another Christmas is behind us. To be honest, Christmas sneaked up on me quickly and quietly. The weather has been unseasonably warm this December, and it is our off year (we only put up a tree every second year), so the holiday wasn't at front-of-mind. I'm surprised I even managed to pull off the baking this ...

Recipe: Coconut Lime Chicken

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We eat a lot of chicken, partly because I like chicken, and partly because I know it's healthier than eating beef. Cooking chicken needs to be done with some degree of care, because you don't want to end up with dry, rubbery chicken. Typically I will roast whole chickens, or we'll bake drums or bone-in breasts, ...

How to deal with a chocolate cake craving in 6 minutes

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On rare occasions, I will crave something sweet. Tonight, I wanted chocolate cake, but who has time to bake a cake? Enter the magic mug cake! And the beauty of this from-scratch, 5 minute 45 second baked cake is that I can control the sweetness level. From Ricardo Cuisine, here is the original recipe: Ingredients 3 tablespoons (45 ml) ...

Italian dinner in Sevilla

We were going to try a tapas bar before the flamenco show, but when we arrived, it was packed and we were short on time.  So we decided to wander down the street, which was lined with restaurants.  There were many other tapas options, but what caught my eye was an Italian restaurant. I suddenly developed ...