• Baking Recipes,  Cheesecakes

    For a moment I was out of my orbit again

    This might be the longest that I’ve ever gone without posting on the blog, and I’ve got a perfectly good reason. I’m sure you know what it’s like to have something happen yo you that completely whoops your spirit down on its ass; something so disheartening that you begin to question the point of all the things you have been doing when it all could be gone in just an instant. Mine came in the form of five words in a computer prompt: Memory card cannot be read. It’s one of those horrifying things that could ever happen to a photographer and a food blogger, especially someone like myself who…

  • Baking Recipes,  David Lebovitz,  From the books,  Frozen treats,  I scream for ice cream (I do)

    Some comfort in Avocado Ice Cream

    I know I haven’t written in a while, but I have a perfectly valid explanation. You see, it’s been a crazy, stressful couple of days for me. My parents took a week’s worth of holiday recently, leaving me to man our company by my lonesome. The amount of work is endless, and every time I so much as blink it’s like the pile of work I am yet to do has given birth to octuplets. Every task I cross out on my to-do list gets replaced with another two, or five. When I go home at night, I am so tired all I want to do is lie down with…

  • Appetizers & Sides,  Cooking Recipes,  Veggie dishes

    Random days of salsa

    I’m going to keep this post short, because really, I’m not sure what else I can actually say about salsa– except perhaps that they have such a striking combination of colours that make them perfect for photographing. Thus the abundance of photos in this entry. One of the best parts about making salsas and dips, in my opinion, is the instant gratification. Chopping things up is easy enough, and that’s really all that needs to be done here, and maybe a little bit of mashing too. Out of the most simple ingredients, you can quickly create something refreshing to share with everyone, giving you more time for equally refreshing conversations.

  • Baking Recipes,  My favourite things,  Simple cakes

    A cake that reminds me of The Hulk. Well, sort of.

    I have a confession to make: I can’t seem to control my urges for a piece of this cake. Once I get started during breakfast, I keep slicing and savoring each bite ever so slowly, then I just keep wanting some more. I don’t think any other cake I’ve made has had this sort of effect on me. And did I mention it’s perfect with coffee? I found this recipe way back as I was browsing Joy The Baker’s website and was immediately curious. There are quite a few pound cake recipes I’ve come across that I would like to try, but none that have piqued my interest as much…