Recipes

Nuts at the Back of the Throat
Drinks, Recipes

Nuts at the Back of the Throat

Being home, I celebrated tonight with friends over an evening of cocktails and frivolity. I rather enjoy making cocktails, and I prefer to do this without any forethought or planning. I just like to go where the whim takes me. Tonight, I invented Nuts at the Back of the Throat, named […]

Lunch is Served
Grain, Recipes

Lunch is Served

Nothing like a leisurely home-cooked lunch, eaten in the sun drenched conservatory, to pep one’s spirits. Pasta always seems to satisfy nearly every craving I have. Already having cooked a batch of spaghetti yesterday, this little dish was thrown together in no time. Heat some olive oil in a pan, […]

Praline Craving
Desserts, Recipes

Praline Craving

Tonight, I had a craving to make and eat praline. I had an abundance of nuts in the cupboard, but alas, no sugar. Being in a foreign city (Brisbane) and not in the vicinity of my well-stocked home pantry, I decided I would just have to suffer, and dream about […]

I’m Pecan Nuts
Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Recipes

I’m Pecan Nuts

Of late, I have been going through a nuts phase (not mentally). One nut has captured my heart and my taste buds in particular: the pecan. So decadent, laced with their caramel overtones, they make the perfect post-dinner snack on their own, or can feature in a multitude of desserts. […]