YUMMY Chocolate + Black Beans + Beets Brownies

Now, don’t you all go rolling your eyes at me.I used to be a teacher and I still have eyes in the back of my head.I can see you.Before you make all those gaggy sounds and scrunch up your face (you know who I’m talking to!), I implore you to TRY these very tasty and UBER healthy brownies.Well, not all that healthy ‘cos of the sugar and chocy chips, but cocoa beans grow on a tree, so that makes them a plant — therefore sort of a veggie or a fruit. So, healthy, right?Don’t be all judge-y and shake your head....more

How to Bake This Seriously Easy Rustic Savory Uber Crusty Olive/Jalapeno/Garlic Bread

This is bread heaven.Crusty golden on the outside, chewy texture studded with olives, jalpenos, and garlic on the inside.OK, listen to me. There is NO reason why you can’t recreate this masterpiece of textures and mouthwatering goodness.If you think baking bread is beyond your skill set, think again....more

Strawberry Crisp

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Yes, that’s right these truffles are vegan friendly. I know, I know the success of a great truffle is all about the ganche, and how can you possibly achieve this without thickened cream? The answer is Coconut Cream!To get the best part of the coconut cream, pop your can in the fridge for awhile, when your ready to use it don’t shake the can and simply scrape the cream off the top. The result is some surprisingly rich and silky truffles guaranteed to satisfy your chocolate cravings....more

Preserving Summer

Imagine the smell of freshly cut grass on in June.  Not too humid, not too dry.  Not to hot, maybe a light breeze.  That is what I would like to recreate here.  That warm, content feeling all year round....more

Date, Apple and Walnut Loaf

Date, Apple and Walnut LoafThe sky was so clear last night, I’ve never seen so many stars scattered across the night-time curtain of dark blue. Then, when the sun rose, there was a crisp, silver blanket spread over the city. Blades of grass turned into silver swords, puddles into mirror like circles. The mist sitting so heavily along the canal. The first frost of winter.The condensation on the inside of our boat’s windows had frozen, and we could see our breath, it was so cold. Thankfully we have a brilliant wood burner, and it soon melted away any trace of winter....more

Hasselback Potatoes

If there are people who fuel me to keep at exploring baking, they are my daughters! It excites them so much when they see me browsing recipes in the web. Aaaand they know very well that when I pinned a recipe on my Baking Pinterest board, given a day or two, there's no way I'm not gonna make my own version of it! And they benefit very well -- they devour the food right away!...more

Cinnamon Swirls Recipe

Now the baking saga continues…So here’s the first recipe that I tried with my new oven and the very first bread that I baked! This bread recipe is very simple and suits first-timers in bread baking. I would like to share some important points though at the end of this post.Ingredients1 tablespoon or 1 packet yeast1 cup milk...more