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Did I share these Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

May 30, 2012


I have been very busy in the kitchen lately. This is not new. A food blogger is almost always caught with her arms full in the kitchen… stirring with one arm, chopping with another, and pushing a camera shutter with the third. Oh, wait… It takes a lot of organization and I suppose some spur […]

Do you have a Coffee Cake habit?

March 13, 2012


Do you drink coffee every morning at 7am on the dot? Is it worse that I eat a slice coffee cake with as much regularity…perhaps even more often than I drink a cup of coffee? In the past few weeks, I have been hearing a lot about the new book The Power of Habit, written […]

What’s there to decide about Cinnamon Rolls?

February 14, 2012


I made a decision earlier this year. A new year’s resolution in fact: to learn how to work with yeast. So far, I have made pizza dough, naan, and these here cinnamon rolls. I’m doing pretty good! I realized though the decision to follow through on such a resolution has required me to make a […]

Have Baked Eggs set the bar?

January 31, 2012


Some strange, but lovely and relatively talented cook has taken up residence in my kitchen. She feeds us good food. On Saturday, she served us fluffy pancakes, drizzled with a crimson triple berry sauce, warm maple syrup, and a dollop of butter melting down the sides. She made red wine braised short ribs, falling off the bone atop a pile of roasted garlic […]

Did you say Mint-tea Hot Chocolate?

December 22, 2011


Here’s the thing about hot chocolate. I love it! My mom has a recipe for the best hot chocolate mix, to which only hot water needs to be added because it includes powdered milk and powdered non-dairy creamer… plus lots of sugar! I don’t want to knock that recipe. It really is like chocolate heaven […]

Are those cow feet going into your Light Soup?

November 3, 2011


Yes, yes they are. They make for a delicious soup! Light soup with fufu is a standard meal in Ghana. Fufu is a big dumpling, made with pounded yam and cassava. Here I am learning to pound fufu with my host mom when I was an exchange student.   As you see it’s a somewhat dangerous […]

Is eating #Unprocessed a privileged choice?

October 12, 2011


Yes, I think it is privilege. I have access to quality, whole food ingredients. I have access to a kitchen of my own in which to cook. I have acess to knowledge about making healthy eating choices. These are all advantages that enable to me to succeed in the challenge of eating #Unprocessed for the month of October. At […]