The perfect vanilla cake
For me at least :) I love vanilla, and this cake is so soft and fluffy, it makes my tummy tickle. Pair it with an amazing cream cheese frosting, and it can’t get any better! Oh wait! It does get better! It is pink, and lavender… a wonderful delicate yumminess. Perfection. I wanted to bake a gradient colored cake for a long time, and I am so happy I finally did. Can’t...
The turkey turned out delicious. All I did is to take it out of the brine, pat dry with paper towels, let stand for 1 hour at room temperature, rub it with softened butter inside-out, sprinkle with some fresh ground pepper and cover it with a cheese cloth soaked in butter melted with rosemary in a sauce pan. Place the turkey on a grill on top of a roasting pan filled with dry white...
Preparing for our first Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! So excited to prepare our first turkey, for our first Thanksgiving, in our new home… happy! I just made the brine. It is kind of an experiment really. Looked for inspiration on marthastewart.com , but ended up adding a bunch of random things in it. So curious, can’t wait to see how it will taste. Getting hungry just thinking about that turkey now! We went...
The word zacusca is of Slavic origin, and simply means “appetizer” or “snack”, and the root of the word indicates “tasty”, “to bite” or “to snack”. And believe me, this is way beyond tasty, is one of my favorites, I can eat a whole jar by myself, that’s how delicious this is. Zacusca is a vegetable spread or relish, very...
Cake! by jesuisuneetoile
This cake looks so yummy, love the color! jesuisuneetoile: So I just baked this triple layer cake filled with whipped ganache and topped with vanilla meringue frosting. Yumm. Inspired by a cake on this lovely blog: http://askanam.tumblr.com/
Death by chocolate
This is one of my all time favorite cakes. I guess the name says it all : Death by chocolate. It is the most decadent, rich, dense, moist and chocolaty cakes I ever had. Death by chocolate Ingredients: 8 oz (225 g) dark semisweet good quality chocolate (40-50% cocoa) 2/3 cup (140 g) butter 1 cup (210 g) sugar 4 eggs 4 heaped tablespoons cake flour 4 tablespoons...
Peach tart on a lovely autumn day
Amazing autumn colors on our street reminded me today of a tart I made a while ago, and wanted to share it with you. This is a very simple recipe, it will take you no time to make it, as well as to eat it. The crust is so good it will just melt in your mouth. Oh, I really need to bake another one soon now! Ingredients Crust: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup very cold butter ( 1 stick, 115...
Cake made of cheese ?!
Back where we are from, cheesecake is not a very usual desert, and people are not always open on trying a cake made out of cheese. But my love for cheesecake ( or any cake for that matter ) is endless and while my boyfriend had to be tricked by a friend, who I would like to thank for this, to try it, I didn’t have any problems falling in love with this awesome treat. I decided to try...
I made pickles !
It is the first time ever I pickle anything , but I am so happy I did this last Saturday ! They look oh so pretty and colorful . I found some gorgeous cauliflower in amazing colors at Sigona’s and could not resist the temptation . Back at home , we use to pickle a lot of different vegetables and fruits for the winter and I missed those since we moved to the Bay Area , where one can...
Welcome to my first blog !
One of the biggest pleasures for me is cooking, ever since I was only a kid experimenting in my parent’s kitchen . I will share here my delicious and colorful adventures , and a little more . Thank you all for reading! A