Summer is in full swing, the farmers markets are buzzing and garlic scapes are plenty! An overdose of garlic scapes seemed possible in my realm of things but alas I warn you it was not. Even after two weeks of continuous garlic escapades, I can’t seem to get enough of these very fragrant and pungent herbs. Wait a minute, did I say herb. Is it a herb or is it a vegetable I ask?
Again… it has been a tad bit too long since I wrote to you last. As I mentioned in my previous post I was working on “Project Ghee”, well I don’t think I called it that exactly … but it sure does sound good right now 🙂
Anyway, let me tell you what I’ve been up too. I’ve been preoccupied with ‘GHEE’, now I’m sure you shaking your head and thinking, “Really Shamim, like you had to tell us that!” (sarcasm intended) Well, of course it’s ghee. Ghee all the way baby!
No Marmalade Orange Pudding Cake – Wow, what a mouthful it is, but such a worthy title! Let me tell you a little secret, there really is not a speck of marmalade in it. Yup you got that right! Although I must say I had to boil an orange for it. This citrusy treat is loaded with the rich, orangey, sticky sweet sensation that a orange marmalade pudding cake would deserve if there ever was one. This cake is unbelievably moist, dense and bursting with fresh citrusy notes.
Who would have thought boiling an orange would be so much fun! First of all, simmering the orange in a huge pot of water was an experience it itself. The beautiful orb of bright orange, simply floated about bouncing ever so gently around the pot as if suspended by some invisible thing. It was a sunny day as I set to my task, and the water glinted with golden hues in the surreal pool of orange. Continue reading →