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Fig Leaf and Honey Ice Cream. In terms of favorite ice cream flavors, it’s likely that Fig Leaf Ice Cream isn’t at the top of your list.

Fig Leaf and Honey Ice Cream

Red Wine Chocolate Cake (100% Whole Wheat + Vegan + Refined Sugar Free) Just when all the blogs are finally done bombarding with you mush, pink and chocolate, here I am sharing a Chocolate cake recipe a few days after Valentines day!

Red Wine Chocolate Cake (100% Whole Wheat + Vegan + Refined Sugar Free)

Yeah… I have told this to you earlier and let me tell you once again, we don’t really celebrate Valentines day. For that matter… we don’t celebrate rose day, friendship day, nutella day, doughnut day etc etc! Wit & Vinegar. POPSICLE WEEK 2015!

Wit & Vinegar

65+ recipes for your face/freezer/hotness As the week goes on, more popsicles will be added. Check out the official Popsicle Week Pinterest Board hosted by Munchies! Whole Wheat Croissants. Although there’s some dispute as to where the croissant was invented, it’s become an iconic symbol of Paris.

Whole Wheat Croissants

Or at least of Paris bakeries. Butter Saffron Cake Recipe. Enlarge Credit: Todd Coleman SERVES 8–10 FOR THE DOUGH: ⅓ cup sugar, plus 1 tsp. 1 tsp. saffron 2 tbsp. vodka 1 cup milk ¼ oz. active dry yeast 7 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing 1 egg yolk 3 cups flour ¼ tsp. kosher salt Canola oil, for greasing FOR THE FILLING: 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing Flour, for dusting 3½ oz. almond paste, grated ⅓ cup dried cranberries ⅓ cup raisins Zest of 1 orange 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 tbsp.

Butter Saffron Cake Recipe

Swedish white pearl sugar ¼ cup sliced almonds 1. Make the dough: In a small bowl, vigorously stir together 1 tsp. sugar and saffron. 2. Same Ki Bhaji recipe on Banoffee Pie Recipe. Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding) Recipe. Jamaican Cornmeal Pudding Recipe - Cook Like a Jamaican. Guest Post: Handvo (Indian Savory Snack Cake) Savory Granola. Silencio is the name of a membership club that opened a little over a year ago in Paris, with creative help from David Lynch.

Savory Granola

It’s built way underground, and the ambiance is quite eerie, with dim lighting and a Lynch-designed decor that’s all smoked mirrors and faded gold*. Access is reserved to members until midnight, when the place turns into a more classic nightclub, and during this first half of the evening, they get to watch films in the twenty-four-seat cinema, enjoy private concerts, or just hang out and drink cocktails at the bar. And every Saturday night, from 8 till 10, a guest from the world of food is invited to host a tasting session and meet the members. Two Saturdays ago, the guest was yours truly, and the theme I had chosen was superfoods: my idea was to serve four little dishes in which a maximum of ingredients would be foods that are notoriously good for you, offering a wide range of nutrients and possessing magical disease-fighting powers.

Ingredients Instructions. Kombucha, The Balancing Act. I currently use a two stage bottling technique to finish off my KT fermentation.

Kombucha, The Balancing Act

This method is fairly easy and allows for tweaking the end product along the way to adjust for variation in the fermentation results. In stage one, plastic bottles are used to store the ferment to allow carbonation to build up, typically over a couple of days following harvest of the ferment. Homemade Nutella. For some people, Nutella -- a smooth chocolate-hazelnut spread found in the peanut butter aisle in most supermarkets -- is a nostalgic childhood treat.

Homemade Nutella

But I didn’t taste it until college, when a friend who’d been living in Europe introduced me to it, so I may always think of it as a more sophisticated sweet. The stuff from the jar is pretty darn good, although the fabulous pastry chef Gale Gand taught me how to make it from scratch, and that’s now my favorite version. You can really taste the hazelnuts and feel some of their texture. Candied Orange Slices. Drouant is a century-old Paris restaurant with a majestic Art Déco interior and private dining rooms where the jury for the Prix Goncourt, the most prestigious book award in France, convenes each fall to deliberate.

Candied Orange Slices

Beyond that literary glamour, Drouant also serves an excellent cuisine, and one of the features that have turned us into regulars is the poulet-frites that is offered for lunch on Sundays: a farm-raised roasted chicken served with a green salad and thick house-made fries that echo the typical family meal that is enjoyed at exactly that time of week all over the country.

These are thin, half-moon wedges that still include some of the flesh, so that the distinctive bitter note of the chewy rind is refreshed by the soft and juicy pulp. And at the end of the meal, if you order coffee, it comes with a small saucer bearing a homemade truffle for each guest, and the same number of candied orange slices. Candied Orange Slices Recipe Ingredients. Figolli. This year I got together with my dear friend Gillian and her four girls to make Figolli.