Ridiculously Cute Kitties

Cute, adorable kitty videos like this need to be illegal! They’re like heroin, except anyone can access them easily at home, on their computers, iphones, television sets..they’re everywhere!! The next thing you know, one is hooked, unable to do any work, and desperately snuggling a pillow and biting it. All this whilst hoping desperately that some day, such cute kitties will belong to one. Photos … Continue reading Ridiculously Cute Kitties

Buttery Rajma (Kidney Beans) with Rice

I woke up this morning, ok I lied, I woke up this afternoon with a craving. I really wanted to eat some Rajma Chaval. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this dish, it’s a staple all over India. Although, it’s primarily a North-Indian dish, I know plenty of South-Indians who love the stuff. It’s sort of like a dal (what some of you … Continue reading Buttery Rajma (Kidney Beans) with Rice

Wonderful Chocolate Truffles in the Mid-West

I don’t want to sound like a pompous ass or anything. Really, I don’t. You’re wondering why I am leading with this. You’ll know in a second. So here goes: I’ve been to Switzerland more times than I can remember, lived in Germany and traveled around in Austria, France and Italy. And of course, I’ve eaten tonnes of chocolate in all these places. They are … Continue reading Wonderful Chocolate Truffles in the Mid-West

Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut Butter (better than Nutella!)(seriously!!).

As much as I love chocolate, I love nutty flavours- not more, not less, just exactly the same amount. Now, while generally the hazelnut has been my nut of choice (although walnuts are lovely too and well peanuts are as unexotic as they are delicious) I think I have a new favourite- the brazil-nut. In one sense my brazil-nut love-affair began a long time ago. … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut Butter (better than Nutella!)(seriously!!).

Universal Dark Chocolate Icing Recipe

After making the Gianduja cake earlier today (see earlier post) I sat down to figure out what sort of icing would work with the cake. As I said in my earlier post, I used a recipe from Nigella lawson’s book, “How to be a Domestic Goddess” for the cake. However, I didn’t really like the sound of the dark chocolate ganache she recommended for the … Continue reading Universal Dark Chocolate Icing Recipe