Blueberry Muffin Cake

There was a time when I considered blueberry muffins downed with large mug of French Roast coffee as breakfast-on-the-run. These days, they are more likely to show up at the slow-paced coffee break in-between meals, and probably better so! This version has a lovely fine crumb, packed with (dried) blueberries and finished with a crisp sugary topping. […]


Dipping a toe into the sea of recipes coming from around the Mediterranean, this is a current favorite borrowed from the Lebanese kitchen. I love it. Ingredients Sweet Anise Tea 1 teaspoon ground anise seeds (or grind 1 teaspoon of whole anise seeds using a pestle and mortar.)  250 ml (1⅛ cups) boiling water 220 g (1 cup) sugar Cake […]

Coconut Snowflakes

The weather is warming up, spring is finally in the air and I find myself thinking of sandy beaches, palm trees and beach towels. Well, not quite. But the change in weather did conjure images of cooling and hydrating foods, and coconut happens to be one of them. Maybe that’s why these ended up on the coffee table the […]