Spiced Apple Cake

You know when you have those last two or three apples remaining but don’t feel like eating them, because there are other, fresher fruits in your pantry? What do you do with them? My usual go-to is to chop them up and make an apple stew or occasionally an apple chutney. Or a small portion … More Spiced Apple Cake

Boozy Fruit Cake

I’ve been baking cakes for nearly over two decades now and though I’m a stickler for following recipes, I’ve started taking liberties and doing my own thing (within the pre-defined limits of a recipe of course). Last week’s boozy fruit cake came from a random mélange of recipes of fruit muffins and Christmas cake that … More Boozy Fruit Cake

Book Review : Monet’s Cookery Notebooks

Like most people, I love the Impressionists and I started my lessons in Art with Claude Monet’s beautiful works. Sue Roe’s “The Private Lives of the Impressionists” waits patiently on my bedside table to be finished, giving way to a more recent purchase, “Monet’s Cookery Notebooks.” Acquired at the first edition of the books by … More Book Review : Monet’s Cookery Notebooks

Gourmand Geets : Sautéed Chicken in Creamy Mustard Sauce / Lettuce Strawberry Salad

I was experimenting a lot in the kitchen in June, July and August and then suddenly I slipped into a comfortable space, sticking to the tried and tested recipes. The first strawberries of the season inspired me to make a gourmet meal and so with my sparse ingredients I looked up recipes and here’s the … More Gourmand Geets : Sautéed Chicken in Creamy Mustard Sauce / Lettuce Strawberry Salad