Tag Archives: cake
Berry Olive Oil Cake to showcase fresh fruit
This is the cake I make to use up a glut of fresh berries, whenever I should be so lucky as to get them. It’s also a great batter for sliced peaches or nectarines, grapes – whatever’s really fresh, even … Continue reading
So Iâ€™d heard that the Merchantâ€™s House Museum did candle lit tours, and I persuaded Katherine and Duncan to come with us and meet my sister, over from London for the weekend. Jon navigated the website and got the not-as-cheap-as-youâ€™d-ideally-like … Continue reading
Apricot Cake and feeling at home
The Union Square Farmersâ€™ Market groans with stone-fruit. Wasps buzz around stalls laden with peaches, Itâ€™s been a long day apartment hunting ahead of our September 3rd move out deadline. And frankly, itâ€™s not been any fun whatsoever. I load … Continue reading
Date Cake from Basta Art Cafe in Dubai
Dubai, it turns out, it famous for dates. Every souk we wandered into, every shopping mall we navigated, was dotted with date shops catering to every budget and taste â€“ from mountains of dried fruit piled in baskets scooped into … Continue reading
Tea Loaf, and a thoroughly British Holiday
I recently spent a week at home in the UK. And, much to the delight of my Downton Abbey bereft American friends, my trip was a catalogue ofÂ quintessentiallyÂ British cliche.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and the Great Banana Experiment of 2012
My Aunty Jennifer, of accidental sex grass fame, has been taking part in another biological experiment.
The Monday Treat – Blueberry Olive Oil Lemon Cake
Big News from my friend Rachel who bounded into choir rehearsal with a huge smile on her face and a huge diamond on her finger. Graham had proposed. Excitement. Squealing.
Red White and Blue Flag Cake for July 4th
The Monday Treat – mood music, Pineapple, Coconut and Lime-Glazed Loaf Cake
Jonâ€™s iPod shuffle, which has a flair for spontaneously coming up with the perfect life soundtrack, triumphed again this week. He emerged from the subway uptown to meet me grinning all over his face; â€œI really did take the A … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – Vanilla Almond Cake to keep spirits up
â€œGood morning!!â€ beamed the guy behind the counter at Pain Quotidian, as I struggled to summon the words from my sleeping brain to convey that I needed a lot of coffee. â€œAre you having a great day?!â€