Category Archives: Dessert

Holiday Musings and Raspberry-Laced Chocolate Cake

I open the window on my blog dashboard to type in my words and sometimes the words fail me. They seem tiny, insignificant in a world of revered proficiency and untold chaos. I’ve opened and closed this window several times … Continue reading

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Glorious Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Torte

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know there’s nothing I love more than cooking for my friends and family. I issue so many invitations for lunches, brunches, dinners and I-made-too-much-dessert-can-you come-over feasts that my friend Anis has … Continue reading

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Project Food Blog Challenge 7: Videos – Classic, Contemporary and Crazy

As a food blogger, you have to wear multiple hats – cook, stylist, photographer, writer, editor. Last week, thanks to the seventh Project Food Blog challenge*, which is to demonstrate a recipe on video(!), I added director, actor, videographer and … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali!

The festival of lights is here again, and this is the first time I’m not home for it. All morning I’ve been reminiscing of Diwalis gone by. The lighting of the oil lamps or diyas, the making of the rangoli, … Continue reading

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Project Food Blog Challenge 4: Halloween Cupcakes

Wistful, creative, playful, fun and even (yes, I’ll admit it) cute – these are the words that come to my mind when I think of cupcakes. There is just something so joyous about a cupcake standing tall in cheerful solidarity … Continue reading

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Project Food Blog Challenge 1: Amaretto Peach and Pear Tart

See that girl on the bus – the one who just missed her stop because she had that faraway look in her eyes – that’s me. I wish I could say I was thinking of important things like global warming … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers July Challenge: Part 2 or Ice Cream Cake – solution to all problems?

The Swiss roll and I have never had a great relationship. It’s not my fault. At every encounter, I treat it with nothing but care and respect. It always starts out well – the gentle stirring of the batter, the … Continue reading

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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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