Perfumed Passionfruit Flan

Our Study Group on Women in Statecraft- In a Man’s World, came to an end last month. We had three presentations. Börte Üjin, and Kwa Geok Choo. Two strong women, wives of Genghis Khan and Mr. Lee Kwan Yew. And more importantly, companion, confidante and counsel to their man. Fittingly, our last presentation was on…

Study Group Wednesdays

This week’s presentations were on five women. Three of whom I’d never heard of! Golda Meir, The Soong sisters Sirimao Bandaranaike It was fascinating to hear the story of Golda Meir a Ukrainian refugee whose family migrated to the US when she was a young girl. Who resisted her mother’s attempt to get her married…

Orange Mascarpone Parfaits in Chocolate Cups

By now you’ve probably realized that I am partial to oranges and lemons. Partial? I’m practically besotted! If I could spray myself with orange essence instead of L’aire du Temps, I would. Cleopatra bathing herself in ass’s milk, is overrated in my opinion. Now, if she’d tried citrusy bath salts, she’d have my approval. So…

Banana-Peanut-butter-Chocolate-Muffin-in-a-Cup

The phone rings. I run down the steps, nearly breaking an ankle in the process, and leap at the phone to answer, assuming its one of my kids calling. There is a woman on the other end, “Hello….” Deep breathing from my end, due to all that unexpected exercise. “Hello, is this the residence of…

Orange and Chilli Cake

Yes, it’s Study Group Wednesday today. And I’ve been really lax in posting about all the remarkable women we are studying. What can I say, I’m like that only. I made this Dorie Greenspan cake, which I love, giving it a little twist at the very end! The cake is a yummy orange and olive…

Study Group Wednesdays

I have fallen way back in writing about our Study Group presentations. Six nine presentations have been done since I last wrote. Five women of steel have had their stories told. Women who inspired poetry, women who shaped their nations; women who supported their husbands, women who took to the battlefield. Women who dealt with…

Red Velvet Cake

This was a triple layered Red velvet cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting, which I made for the 17 year old daughter of my friend. “No man is an island, Entire of itself”, wrote John Donne in 1624. A beautiful poem and one that I love! Are you wondering what John Donne and Red…