Leek, Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup with Crunchy Almond Topping

Chilly days call for a warm bowl of soup that warms the heart and hugs the soul. This leek, sweet potato and parsnip soup meets that demand. But wait… it’s adorned with a warm crunchy almond, garlic and sage topping that will be hard to resist.

Continue reading

Moist and Decadent Carrot Cake

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_1453.jpg

Moist carrot cake, jam packed with crunchy nuts and succulent pineapple. Adorned with a not so sweet and tangy creamy frosting. I made this a few times already. And believe you me, it gets swiped every single time… No kidding! Try it and let me know…

Continue reading

Crunchy Pizza

I made my first pizza when I was 11 years old or maybe sooner.  It was from the Ladybird children’s recipe book series.  It took me hours to make the dough alone.  I would cautiously warm the water, add the sugar and slowly pour in the yeast granules, watching the little globules scatter delicately into the water below.  I then stirred it and glowed at the transformation taking place before my eyes.  My favorite spot was leaving it in the sun near the swimming pool and watching it slowly bubble away. Mixing the dough was a feat I cherished. I spent more time than needed, kneading it. I loved the warm, squishy dough squeezing between my fingers. Continue reading