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Banana Pound Cake

Banana Pound Cake

Posted on May 29, 2011 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Fruit | 14 comments

Keeping it homely and simple this weekend.  Because it’s cold outside. I love bananas but always end up buying more than I can use and eat before at least one or two get very, very ripe.  That’s sufficient inspiration to get baking, don’t you think?  Oh yeah.  Tired of banana bread, tired of the usual banana cakes.  So I made this...

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Salted Caramel Gelato & Awards Time

Salted Caramel Gelato & Awards Time

Posted on May 24, 2011 in All Recipe Posts, Ice cream & Sorbet | 18 comments

I seem to have abandoned my post (pardon the pun).  Back again now and with a special mission.  Awards!!  Oh, yes, and there is a recipe too In the past month or so, I’ve been very lucky (and very stunned) to receive several awards from fellow bloggers and kindred spirits.  As a novice blogger, I’m very grateful to them for their...

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Spiced Persimmon Cakes

Spiced Persimmon Cakes

Posted on May 14, 2011 in All Recipe Posts, Cupcakes, Fruit | 18 comments

I consider myself extremely lucky.  Relatives and friends share their garden harvests every year and this provides both inspiration and opportunity for me to cook and bake things I might otherwise not do.  Over the past few months, I’ve been inundated with chillies, lemons, more chillies times a gazillion (and I’m not saying no), and now...

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Pear and Walnut Frangipane Tart

Pear and Walnut Frangipane Tart

Posted on May 8, 2011 in All Recipe Posts, Fruit, Nuts, Tarts & Patisserie | 12 comments

I love autumn.  Not the weather getting colder, days getting shorter part.  I’m not so enthused about that.  I need my sunshine.  But while everyone else is raking up leaves and cursing about the mess they make, I think they lend a real beauty to our urban landscape.  Plus it’s fun going for a run and crunching them underfoot.  Yes,...

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