Vanilla sugar takes 2 weeks to be ready to use, but well worth the wait! I like mixing it up with brown sugar gives it so much more flavour!
Archive for February, 2012
I love lemon meringue pie, lemon tarts, lemon danish’s…….and now I can add lemon bars to this list!
I call this chicken semi- fried as I don’t fry it the whole way through. I love the taste of fried chicken….but fried greasy food does not sit well in my tummy. The way I prepare it, the oil is not being soaked up by the chicken, I use just enough oil to lightly brown the skin.
I simply brown the skin so it gets crispy and fried like texture while its baking.
So here goes to make my semi- fried chicken!
This is a traditional Mediterranean breakfast, lunch or snack during the day. Healthy and tasty, paired with fresh bread and tea or coffee.
Sitting at the table with family enjoying your time, conversing with one another, eating good food is something that is simple, you don’t need to leave the house for a good time, nor do you need to break the bank! These ingredients are affordable and enjoyable and most importantly good for you!
Missing the summer days, the taste of summer sweet berries….that was my inspiration for this raspberry frozen yogurt, little cakes filled with my homemade raspberry jam that I made last summer…. brought back the taste I have been craving!
I made a yellow cake from The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum, this is the third time trying this recipe and finally it worked out better than the other two times I made it!
Lamingtons are vanilla cakes that are cut into little squares, and have a jam filling covered in chocolate frosting then covered in coconut….sounds easy right? Well maybe for some, as for me I found them to be a challenge….maybe because I never made individual cakes. I should have cut them smaller….and maybe add them to the freezer for a bit to make it easier to work with.
Well they taste amazing, and looked good if you didn’t know what a Lamington is supposed to look like!
My kids asked for some cupcakes, and my hubby wanted some fresh juice….I had some egg yolks and some clementine juice that I made with my juicer….what to do with the egg yolks? I knew if I put them in the fridge I would forget about it, so I came up with this custard!
When my son tasted it he asked ‘what did you put in this? It tastes orange-y! He really liked it, in fact he wolfed down that bowl pretty fast!
It’s simple to make and really yummy to eat….perfect for an anytime dessert!
Nothing tastes better than homemade….that includes homemade ice cream! Making homemade ice cream takes time and preparation! Note to self: Plan ahead!
One of the issues I am having is the ingredient that I am trying to avoid….. its in all the creams! Carrageenan, is found in creams, ice creams, frozen yogurt and well you get the point.
I had to come up with a recipe that would work….texture wise, as I was becoming discouraged after a couple failed attempts! Finally it struck me, gelatin! The gelatin will help form the ice cream and thicken it! I was so incredibly happy that my experiment worked out and tasted great too!
Happy 2nd Blogiversary and my 360th post! Thank you all for your continuing support of my blog! It means so much to me that you come by and visit me, ask me questions and comment on my posts! I hope to continue this journey for a long time…I really enjoy sharing my recipes and stories with you!
To celebrate I will be having a giveaway! I have not decided yet what it is…when I find the perfect thing I will let you know….it will be very soon though I can promise you that:)
In the meantime lets celebrate with some brownies! My favourite store brand is Ghirardelli, my favourite homemade is my adaptation of a recipe from Nestle Tollhouse.
For those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I found a new love and passion with juicing! I want my children drinking healthy juices, with out all the preservatives, sugar & colour! Juicing is best when first made so that your body absorbs all the nutrients it provides.
I have been experimenting with different recipes that I share on my fan page in an album named ‘juicy juice’.
My kids love fruit punch, and for years I have been giving them fruit punch that gave them a sugar high, rather than a natural healthy one that gives energy from natural juice.
Getting the kids to like homemade juice on the other hand was a challenge, they are so use the store bought….. they were sold when I made them this! Whoo hooo I was so happy that after all that effort they loved it!