A Fairy Tale

I’m back after so long, that it feels almost like I’d been in exile! But instead I have a story for you! A story that is recorded in the annals of my family’s history….. A long, long time back, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and the internet was born, there was a woman (she may,…

Cinderella Cookies

It’s disconcerting to lose a whole day in one’s life. And when that day disappears, not because you were caught in a time warp and taken back in history, but because of mundane travel between continents, it somehow seems worse. Anyway more on that later, right now I need to get this written and posted…

Dashing through the snow….

I like sugar cookies. And I love snowflakes, especially of the cookie kind. I like Poinsettias too! Love the red and green contrast. Every year in December I gift myself a small pot of Poinsettia, only to have it die on me by January. So this year I decided I’ll make a sugar cookie version….

Happy Halloween!

While the happy Halloween revellers are gorging themselves on candy and chocolate, here is a recipe for some treats that are practically a health food. Try it, and you’ll instantly lose 5 kilos and several inches around your middle. Promise! And you don’t need Halloween as an excuse to make these. Any time is fine. The Ingredients:…

Chocolatey-peanut butter chip cookies

When my kids were growing up, the only cookies I was allowed to make was Chocolate-chip. Those were the only cookies they asked for or ate. Here I was, hankering to make oatmeal-raisin cookies and buttery shortbread, lime-meltaways and florentines, but when our cookie bin got empty, all my kids wanted were chocolate chip or…

Cranberry-Almond biscotti

We are a family that loves all things sweet. While others experiment with cuisines of other countries, I explore the desserts. I’m endlessly fascinated with the history of food. How ingredients travelled with conquering armies and sea-faring explorers. How sailors carried lemons to ward off scurvy and merchants brought with them nutmeg and mace and…