It was a cold wet February afternoon when I was craving a deep dark gingerbread cake. Dark as dark can be, almost glistening black in color, super moist and intensely gingery is the type of gingerbread cake I wanted on this wet and cold afternoon.
This homemade fresh pasta recipe comes to you directly from the heart of Tuscany, Italy via our friends Dave and Rose. A pasta recipe with just two ingredients? Yes, that’s exactly what this pasta recipe calls for. Just two ingredients! Never ever did I think I could make fresh pasta at home, and that too have it be so easy. This is an awesome recipe that I got from my friend Rose who actually got this recipe first hand from a local chef in Tuscany, Italy.
We planted an orange tree a few months ago and the fruit were ripe and ready to be picked. The idea for this orange tea cake came from our just picked orange harvest.
Happy Chinese New Year!
2017 – The Year of the Rooster
January 28, 2017 is Chinese New Year. In China, Chinese New Year is celebrated over a course of a few weeks to ring in the New Year. During the celebrations families get together with large feasts, some visit their hometown villages, and visit with friends to wish them prosperity and good luck in the coming year. Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of the Rooster & Some Fascinating Info on Chickens
My friend Rose made these outstanding dark chocolate brownies a while back, and they were perfect little bites of pure chocolate joy. These brownies were gooey, chocolaty, and moist with a hint of espresso and they were not teeth-tingling sweet. Why am I surprised these brownies were so good? Rose is an amazing baker – just amazing. Her baked goods can win awards. If only she would open a bakeshop, her goodies would sell out for sure. Rose shared her recipe for these gooey brownies, which she got from trEATs by April Carter. Here is the recipe with a few of Rose’s own tweaks. Continue reading Dark Chocolate Brownies With Salted Carmel
Roasted Veggies with spices and hard-boiled Eggs is a wonderful dish that is colorful, chock full of veggies, and packed with flavor. You can serve it with tortillas or with plain rice. It’s the perfect dish to take to a party or to serve at home when you have a large gathering. I made a giant pot of this dish for a Father’s Day Guys Brunch. and it not only looked great it tasted delicious too. Continue reading Roasted Veggies with Hard-boiled Eggs and Spices
Pasta shells stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach or baby kale, onions, mozzarella, eggs, nutmeg, and salt/pepper. All topped with marinara sauce. It’s delicious, nutritious, and easy to make! And makes for a great hearty one-pot meal. Continue reading Stuffed Pasta Shells
It was a rainy day on Sunday when we stopped by for New Years Tea at our friends Jo and Oliver’s home. In a way it was the perfect day to spend with friends with a hot cup of tea or coffee and some hot vegetable strata. Continue reading Mushroom and Spinach Strata
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 2 cups chopped red and yellow peppers
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach chopped
- 2 readymade frozen pie crusts
- 3 cups grated gruyere cheese
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 4 cloves crushed garlic
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme
- 2 sprigs of Rosemary
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup sour cream or whipping cream
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil