I’m in super nest-y, hibernation mode. Sophie may have pulled a muscle, and until we get her checked out by a vet, we’ve been taking it slowwwww. As in chilly mornings, wrapped up in a blanket, sipping on lavender lattes (for me) and crunching on glucosamine dog biscuits (for her) while Bowie wreaks havoc, tearing socks out of dirty laundry baskets. And I’ve been stockpiling … Continue reading Blood Orange Cardamom Cake
I’ve been on a baking spree, which I hope continues into the New Year and perhaps, by some miracle, does not continue onto my waistline. But the weather has been dreary and drizzly, perfect for blasting the oven and listening to the Daughter Spotify Radio Station. I baked a modified version of this recipe, using prosecco rather than pink champagne, no food coloring, and of … Continue reading Champagne Vanilla Cake!
So I called my mom yesterday because there were three drops of rain on my way home. And we got so excited that I decided to bake a cake and she decided on fish and chips for dinner, because three drops of rain is basically the LA-equivalent of a drizzly, grey and cozy London afternoon. Of course, since I’ve come down with the plague since … Continue reading Lavender Almond Coconut Cake
With the bouts of El Nino happening, I’ve been in a very serious nesting mode. The apartment is ridiculously clean, paintings have finally been hung, corners scrubbed and flowers out. So naturally, I’ve also gravitated toward comfort food. Last week, I came home and made grilled rockfish tacos with homemade guac and pico de gallo plus charred corn tortillas. Then went to spin. And then … Continue reading Blood Orange, Almond Ricotta Cake
After a lovely time with my cousins, mom and aunt, I came home to the damp, grey El Nino storms plaguing LA this weekend. It was all a bit of an anticlimax. So I coerced Cassi to come over for tea and baked this cake as an incentive. Lavender Lemon Poundcake: 1 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 large lemon, … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Lavender Lemon Poundcake