A Touch of Whimsy You know those fuzzy little chicks with orange plastic feet? I just love them. They always remind me of a scene in the children’s book Coco Counts where “…. 5 chicks are hungry and 6 bake a cake.” Makes sense, don’t you think? Any excuse to bake is a good one. With Mother’s Day […]
If chocolate loves mint, why can’t it love basil? If you’re still not convinced, this Chocolate Basil Cake will prove to be the life of the party. Brilliantly moist, light & airy with gorgeous chocolate flavor, the cake suggests something familiar, but so subtle that it’ll keep everyone intrigued. Soon the room will be buzzing, mostly […]
The Simple Life The older I get, the more I am convinced the secret to happiness is in the countryside. The simple life. That’s how I’ve been cooking and baking lately, only a few steps using garden-fresh ingredients. Fancy electric appliances have been collecting dust a bit. Batter made with nothing more than a big bowl and […]
Persians are romantics. Even the most ordinary expression of gratitude in exchange for a glass of water is presented as “Merci, aziz-eh dehl am,” meaning “Thank you, dearest of my heart.” While this may shock most Westerners, what is more surprising is that is whole-heartedly genuine. Even their food is poetic, like Yakh dar Behesht which […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...