Vanilla — a bittersweet tale…

Vanilla is the best loved flavour in the world today. Vanilla infuses cakes, ice creams, cookies, confections, yoghurts, fragrances, bath and body products, candles, rum, vodka, medicines, Coke, Pepsi…..the list is endless.   When you reach for ingredients to bake a cake, inevitably there is vanilla in the list. Never mind the flavour of the cake…

Merry Christmas! 

My last cake for 2017 was a last minute request.  A refined sugar free cake.  Since Christmas is around the corner, and fresh cranberries are on the shelves, I decided to adapt my recipe to make a fruit cake. A fruit cake heady with the aromas of spices, chockablock with dried fruit and nuts, festively…

Hearty roasted pumpkin soup

In our quest to eat healthier, we’ve started having light dinners. Usually soups and salads. Being vegetarian kinda limits you as well, but I’m slowly building a huge recipe base of utterly delicious soups. Pumpkin soup is not what I gravitate towards normally, but with bloggers all over posting wonderful recipes of pumpkin-shaped cookies, pumpkin…