Monthly Archives: July 2010

Daring Bakers July Challenge: Part 1 or The Easiest Ice Cream… Ever

I’ve always wanted to be a part of a secret club. As a kid, this was a fantasy that involved secret passwords and solving crimes (Enid Blyton phase); older teenage versions included men that looked like Hugh Jackman in a … Continue reading

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Lemon Basil Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Panna Cotta. I love the lyrical quality of this Italian dessert’s name. Even though the name implies cooked cream, the actual dessert is so much more – its delicate quality always bowls me over. It is also a blank canvas, … Continue reading

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I Heart Chaat

Tangy, sweet, spicy, salty, crunchy, chewy, soft, flaky – it’s very difficult to describe exactly what chaat tastes like. It’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that – an explosion of flavors and textures in your … Continue reading

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Lemon-Thyme Grilled Fish with Cucumbers and Arugula

My rain dance worked! It has been Hot! Hot! Hot! this entire week. Too hot to put on the stove. Too hot to bake. Too hot to do anything but lie on the floor and pray for some rain. Or … Continue reading

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Peach-Cherry Almond Torte

This summer. After 2 previous smash hits comes the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Presenting the sensational conclusion to the exciting summer cherry trilogy – the Peach-Cherry Almond Torte… Sorry, I got a little confused with all those summer … Continue reading

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