It has been a very strange Spring this year – A world wide confinement has been imposed on us all due to a dangerous outbreak of an unknown disease, throwing everyone into a state of anxious shock – yet, as the strain of these extreme circumstances takes hold of us, a glimmer of hope shines brightly nearby, and as the French so eloquently say : “Après la pluie vient le beau temps” – the english translation of this expression being: “After the rain comes the sunshine” … Continue reading “Cinnamon Streusel Muffins”
As the month of September unfolds, the days get chillier and more forlorn. The sun and warmth have been replaced with cold, grey skies, and the summer holidays are but a distant memory – yet, what better way than to warm the cockles of our gloomy hearts than to bake a homemade pecan pie with its deliciously sweet and nutty flavour, and it’s crunchy yet unbelievably moist interior…
The month of September has begun, and with it comes a palette of seasonal colours going from light yellows to deep reds – The leaves have already started falling as they dry up and curl, and the mornings are chillier than before. Autumn has definitely arrived and with it comes a wonderful collection of new recipes to try out, and what better way to celebrate the changing of the season than to indulge oneself wholeheartedly! Continue reading “Apple & Cinnamon Cake With A Brown Sugar Crust”
The month of August is usually the hottest of the season; Most people prefer leaving the noise and pollution of the cities during this period, in favor of more relaxing destinations by the sea… and what better way to revitalise oneself than to walk along sandy beaches, soaking up the rays of the warm sun, while watching the seagulls as they dive energetically in and out of the water… Yet, whether it be the wind in ones’ hair, the smell of the salty breeze or the sight of the many sailboats bobbing up and down with the tide, there is definitively something magical about the place that will awaken ones’ appetite for life, reviving one’s hunger for adventure and new beginnings.
The end of April brings the dream of warm breezes that carry the faint scent of spices with every current… the dream of faraway places where tall coconut trees blow to and fro in the wind, where vines cling stubbornly onto thickly knotted tree trunks, and where one can delight in freshly gathered papayas and exotic guava fruits… the end of April brings the dream of that far off land called India… Continue reading “Turmeric, Lemon & Orange Cake”