tips and tricks

Sometimes when I have a sudden urge to bake, I use some shortcuts and tricks to use what I have already (since I can’t be bothered to the run to the co-op to buy any missing ingredients) or have no time or the patience to wait hours for a dough to chill/something to cool, etc. I also realized that when I post recipes here, I never let you know of some of the tricks and substitutions I learned along the way.

I have complied here a list, although short, of my tips and tricks. Continue reading

a few of my favorite food blogs

I am bored at work and what do I do?

I salivate over delicious looking food blogs…

Cannelle et Vanille

This is one of my favorite food blogs. Delicious recipes and even more delicious food photography! Latest post on baking with persimmons, I think they are called kaka here? Makes me want to go to the co-op or Sultan after work and grab a few to try it!

*Update* Guess what I found in our fridge! Yup! kaka fruits! So I’ll be making this much sooner than I thought! Yay!



Excellent step-by-step recipes and cute animations! Her latest post is a recipe of a pumpkin pie. Now that autumn is here (well not really but let’s pretend) a pumpkin pie sounds mandatory!

smitten kitchen


I discovered this wonderful blog today. And I spent hours and hours on it ever since! She makes everything from salads to cakes to bread to roasts… This image of roasted tomatoes and onions reminds that I should definitely post simple recipes for pastas in the near future!

I will feature more food blogs as I discover them.


I started this blog thinking that it would force me to start baking and I did get excited. I had many, many ideas but now I feel like I’m back to my lazy self!

So please suggest ideas for me. Are there any recipes you would like me to try? A dish you tried somewhere and wish to recreate it?

Let me know! I’m open to anything!

In other news, I am excited about the long week off. I am looking forward to being a bum and making breakfast at the chalet….creamy scrambled eggs, pancakes, tea in the morning, Turkish coffee at noon and endless munching!