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The Tipsy Baker: Gourmet Today: roasted pears and candied celery. Right before we went to Boston last week, we had party with my uncle Luis, his wife Ana Maria, and my grandmother.

The Tipsy Baker: Gourmet Today: roasted pears and candied celery

The only dish I made that didn't come from Gourmet Today was the guacamole (excellent Rick Bayless version with tomatillos) and the guests -- all natives of Guatemala -- informed me that this chunky Mexican guacamole lacked the suave, elegant texture of Guatemalan guacamole, which is essentially pureed and, of course, far superior. Having stated their case, they basically scraped the bowl clean of the barbaric Mexican guacamole and my grandmother took the dish to her place at the table and used the last bits as a relish for the rest of the meal. I served straciatella, a chicken soup with spinach and egg that was fine, and an eggplant souffle, that was also fine but didn't rise one centimeter, so I called it a frittata.

I forced myself not to apologize. For dessert, we had roasted pears with candied celery because I wanted to taste candied celery. There's more to this story. Sweet saturday: banana soft serve. It occurred to me during this week’s Today’s Eats post that I talk a lot about banana soft serve, but have never actually demonstrated how to make it. I guess I just assumed that it was common knowledge. Which is the problem with being in the healthy living blog community, we tend to assume everyone know what chia seeds and coconut water is, but truthfully, we’re the freaks. Banana soft serve is absolutely one of my favorite healthy diet “tricks”. It looks like ice cream. It tastes like ice cream. No, really, it’s bananas. Pear compote - by Carina. Drop Doughnuts Recipe. Apple cream, John Barry and Valentine's day. I have a nasty cold.

Apple cream, John Barry and Valentine's day

I am a wreck. And I do feel that way. This has not prevented me from feeling an urgent desire to make a dessert with apples though, being them one of my many addictions. I've said it before, inspiration is a very peculiar animal and comes whenever she wants to, not when it is convenient for you. Serves no programs or schedules. You may wonder what is the relationship of the apple cream with everything that I mentioned earlier. The recipe for this rather symbolic cream comes from an interesting monograph on reinette apples by a Spanish chef, famously cultivated among other regions in the north Castilian area of El Bierzo. Apple cream 4 large tart cooking apples1 bottle natural cider (0,75 liters)200g sugar6 large egg yolks Put the cider in a saucepan and add the sugar. This simple cream is as versatile as pastry cream, because it is really quite similar. And... celebrate your love everyday, not only when the department stores tell you to.

Sea Salt Caramel Rice Krispie Treats. I hope you all are having a great Friday!

Sea Salt Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

We are in Orlando right now on a spur of the moment vacation. Today, we’re going to be exploring Harry Potter World at Islands of Adventure. Lemon Cream with Blackberries. White Peaches In Rose-Water Syrup.


5-Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats. Going back to school?

5-Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats

When I was growing up, I’d often find a rice crispy treat—in that infamous turquoise wrapper—packed into my school lunchbox. So rice crispy treats remind me of school… in a good way! No-bake, and they can be gluten-free! (Or you can make squares) 3 cups rice crispies (I used brown rice crispies)2 tsp pure vanilla extract1/2 tsp salt (I used salted pb, too)1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp peanut or other nut butter1/2 cup sticky sweetener ( (I used agave. Rice Crispy Treats Recipe: Mix your pb, sweetener, extract, and salt. Click for lower-sugar and Lower-Calorie Options. And yes, there is definitely a chocolate version. Speaking of chocolate…

Ice Cream

Pudding. Na Miotle » Icing is not difficult :) W ramach przerywnika między piernikami a porządkami powstał lukrowy domko-kościół.

Na Miotle » Icing is not difficult :)

Przez kilka dni ‘budowałam’ z lukru poszczególne elementy. Dzisiaj doczekały się połączenia w całość. Tytuł wpisu jest trochę przekorny bo montaż dachu nie był wcale taki prosty :). Niestety ze względu na bardzo dużą ‘delikatność’ materiałów budowlanych nie dało się niczym podeprzeć poszczególnych elementów w czasie łączenia. The Pastry Affair - Home - Brown Butter Rice Krispie Bars. Today I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The Pastry Affair - Home - Brown Butter Rice Krispie Bars

Creamy peanut butter, grape jelly, and white bread—transcendence. Steamed Chinese Lotus Buns Recipe 莲蓉包 (with Photo Tutorial) I am so pleased to present today steamed Chinese lotus paste buns from my humble kitchen - I'm still a little surprised at how good they were since this was my first attempt at making steamed buns or pao/ bao at home, I guess with a bit of determination and a decent recipe, one can't go too far off the mark, yes even for a novice like yours truly.

Steamed Chinese Lotus Buns Recipe 莲蓉包 (with Photo Tutorial)

Biting into these piping hot soft buns with just the right amount of lotus paste oozing out was pure bliss - steamed buns are one of my favourite Chinese snacks and are something I must order whenever I have dim sum at restaurants. I was a tad apprehensive before and while making the buns as I have heard that the dough for the buns may be a little tricky in different weathers but luckily the stars were aligned right today - oh and did I mention that it was a really fun process? Do give this easy recipe a try and have some homemade Chinese steamed buns whenever you want! Step-by-step photos after the jump. Ingredients: Dough: Filling: Method: 1. Healthy & raw pineapple dessert. I have some great news to share – my niece is coming to visit us for a month and this time she is bringing her boyfriend with her!

healthy & raw pineapple dessert

It’s a huge event for our family, because we get to see them very often, once in 2-3 years. See, my brother lives in Canada and I live in Europe, some 3000 miles away… Me and my brother have a big difference in the years, he practically raised me, then got married and now has two lovely daughters which I adore – Alina & Katrin. They are both in the University now and Alina is spending her last couple of months in France as an exchange student, from where she will arrive directly to Bulgaria and will spend a whole month here.