Pan de Pascua | Chilean Christmas Bread

Every year, my mom and I bake this Christmas bread together. It is a cherished family tradition. Unlike the dreaded fruit cake, this Chilean bread is wonderfully spiced and specked with delicious nuts and real dried fruit not electric-coloured candied “cherries”. The house smells of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon… The smell of Christmas fills the…

Natural food coloring for Christmas cookies

As cliché as it sounds, one of my most treasured holiday memories is baking cookies with my mom… My favourites were (and are) our peach and apricot shortbread, lemon-coconut shortbread squares, and of course any type of cut-outs (like classic butter cookies or a spiced version of them). I love(d) decorating them… We still play classic…

Sopaipillas

This past week was quite intense and reminded me that as a mother we should be more active, mindful and conscious. That we should set an example to our little ones of how we should treat each other and the environment; that we need to work hard for what we believe in. Because I’ve been…

Pumpkin spice bread

As I mentioned in the previous post, banana bread is a favourite in my house. I normally bake it on Sunday with Salma, it’s a nice ritual I have with my little one. Plus our weekday breakfast are set for the week (or at least till Thursday) — Moos loves to take it to work…

Tea poached pears : How to poach pears sous vide

This is a simple and delicate way to infuse flavours into fruit. Poached pears are an effortlessly chic (not to mention healthy!) dessert perfect for this time of year, especially when you’ve overindulged in other holiday treats! Cooking it at a low and steady temperature (thanks to my Nomiku) allows the flavours to steep into…

Cookie dough 

The other day I was baking cookies and my 14 month old daughter really wanted to taste the dough, being a dough eater myself (who isn’t?) I wanted her to try it, but for obvious reasons (raw eggs) I didn’t. Then I had a brilliant idea- I know you can use Nomiku to pasteurize eggs…

Mother’s Day – Apricot & Fennel Scones

It really hits you, the first time you celebrate Mother’s day… like the first time you hold your baby… You are a mother, you gave birth (or adopted) this little child and you have been blessed with the most wonderful, important, challenging, at times frustrating/messy and empowering responsibility of all, mothering this baby. So congratulations…

Easter Fun – Simple Easter DIY & Kiddo activities

Easter is around the corner (can you believe it!) and as a first time mama, I find myself looking for fun ways to introduce Easter to my little one. Here are a few snippets of inspiration. 1. Classic Sugar Cookies with ALL natural colored icing… not only are they delicious they are so much fun…

Coffee cake

Spring is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with a tea party… Perhaps one with this coffee cake Ingredients 1 1/2 c flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 c sugar 3/4 c milk 1/4 c canola oil 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped 1 tsp coffee zest…

Sablés de Noël ~ Christmas butter cookies

I don’t know about you, but baking Christmas cookies pretty much marks the beginning of holiday season in my house. I love everything about them, their smell, gobbling them up, but most of all I love the memory of decorating them with my mom in anticipation of Christmas. Love the versatility of this recipe. You…

Christmas time: Vanilla Custard with pistachio brittle

Hello, I hope you are all having a wonderful time surrounded by your loved ones! I’ve always cherished this time of the year, it always seemed so magical and special. When I was a little girl I would start the count down to Christmas eve… starting from 100 days!! The preparations always began early, as…

Peach & Apricot shortbread squares

During my stay in Mexico I was able to indulge in one of my favorite activities, cooking with my mom. It brings back so many memories of me growing up… hovering over the kitchen counter, trying to catch a glimpse of what she was doing and help her {I hoped!} in any way. I would take up…