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…

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….

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…

Tea-party

I am clearly a tea-party goddess! (I mean that in an entirely flip way, being even somewhat snarky about the title of Nigella Lawson’s cookbook (How to be a Domestic Goddess). I am not in fact in the least bit interested in being a goddess and am perfectly aware of the various implications and connotations…

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…

Hello world!

I hope this post finds you well and happy! This blog is about my life. This means I will be writing primarily about chocolate, baking, cooking, good books I’ve just read, great/good restaurants about town, wonderful places I travel to and cats. In fact, I’ll probably write a lot about cats and chocolate. I hope…