Monthly Archives: September 2014

Orange Glazed Carrots with Toasted Pecans and Coriander

Orange Glazed Carrots with Pecans and Coriander-8579

It’s probably safe to assume that carrots are a popular vegetable in most households. Not only are carrots good for you, they are so versatile when to comes to using them with recipes. Apart from snacking, juicing, roasting and baking with carrots, you can never go wrong serving them as a side dish, like these Orange Glazed Carrots with Toasted Pecans and Coriander. As much as we enjoy carrots simply steamed, on occasions it’s nice to posh up these brightly coloured root vegetable and combine them with other flavors and ingredients. Continue reading

Shortbread Biscuits Sprinkled with Vanilla Infused Sugar

Shortbread sprinkled with Vanilla SugarWhen it comes to making buttery shortbread biscuits we all have a favorite recipe and I love shortbread that’s light, crumbly and has a slight crunch. Visiting my sister-in-law and over a cup of tea, she brought out a tin of shortbread biscuits a client had given her. Knowing how much my sister-in-law loves shortbread, her client gave her a brief summary of the recipe… now passed on to me. You know you’re munching on a good shortbread when it ticks all the boxes. Continue reading

Lemon Yogurt Muffins with Poppy Seeds and Dried Cranberries

Muffins-8385After being away from home on vacation for weeks, a favorite thing I love to do on return is to bake. It’s been awhile since the tall muffin tins from Ikea were used and already had stocked up on plenty of the custom baking wrappers for this baking tin… just in case I couldn’t find them again. Quick to make, these Lemon Yogurt Muffins with Poppy Seeds and Dried Cranberries are not overly sweet, especially if you omit the lemon glaze. When eating you will notice a subtle crunch with each bite as the poppy seeds give these muffins an interesting texture. Sometimes I don’t always find poppy seeds in the supermarkets here, so I tend to bring them back when I travel.  Continue reading

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