Blueberry Orange Muffin

Blueberries are in season now and I I love them. I eat them as is, add them to salads and of course use them in a lot of baked goods.  If you search my website for blueberries, you will find a lot of recipes with them.  These blueberries are little gems packed full of vitamins and antioxidants….

Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes

  It is summer and farmer’s market and groceries are full of fresh vegetables.  In this 90 degree temperature, I don’t think any one would enjoy standing in front of a hot stove or oven and cooking something for dinner.  Especially I don’t.  So I have been trying different salads and this came out to…

Greens with Green Dressing

Spring is here – means lots of fresh veggies, fruits, and salad on my menu.   Making salad dressing is no rocket science, but what I love is making some thing so different which comes out of the blue.  I have seen strawberry vinaigrette, Tangerine dressing but has never seen a salad dressing made with…

Sweet and Spiced Almonds

I love almonds especially when roasted.  Instead of spending a lot of money, I thought of making my own spiced almonds.  They are expensive.  Since this is the first time, I thought of going a bit easy on the spice side.  Just cinnamon to give a nice flavor.  Since this came out so good, I…

Fruit and Nut Marmalade Bread

With Christmas coming, I wanted to make something special and so flavorful for breakfast.  Orange marmalade gives this bread a touch of orange flavor and the orange peel gives a distinct taste in every bite.  Adding almonds makes it even better – a crunch taste with raisins that gives a fruity taste.  This can be…

Blueberry Banana Muffins

It is summer and any fruits that are bought from the store ripe very quickly.  I bought a bunch of bananas that were not ripe – the skin was literally green, but within 2 days they all ripped at the same time.  I was hoping it will stay for a few more days, but I…

Carrot Cup Cakes

I am not a fan of carrots and I rarely eat them and if so, it should be in salads.  But this morning I was wondering what to make for breakfast and found a big bag of carrots in the refrigerator. So immediately came up with the idea of about making these carrot cup cakes.  They don’t…

Cardamom Scented Apple Crumble

Ingredients: 2 green (granny smith) apples 1 1/2 cups blackberries 1/4 cup light brown sugar zest and juice of one orange Butter for greasing For topping: 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup slivered almonds crushed 2 tablespoons cold butter 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds Pinch of salt   Method: Preheat…