I can’t remember when I first made an olive oil cake. It was probably sometimes in the past few years of living in Boston. I do know that I keep reaching for it. Now, I have made myself an Upside Down Peach Olive Oil Cake. What a mouthful?!Continue Reading “Peach Week: Upside Down Peach Olive Oil Cake”
Mascarpone Cheese Frosting
This is a super simple recipe for Mascarpone Cheese Frosting that comes together in less than 15 minutes with 3 ingredients only. I used it to decorate my Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. The recipe for the Chocolate Hazelnut cake is featured here.Continue Reading “Mascarpone Cheese Frosting”
Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
Sometime last year, I started a relationship with a new nut. I have known hazelnuts for a while. But in the last year, our relationship deepened. And now, I am blending hazelnuts into flour in my newish food processor. Then I am making this recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut cake with mascarpone cheese frosting and fresh berries. Yes, that relationship escalated. But this chocolate hazelnut cake is such a thing of beauty.Continue Reading “Chocolate Hazelnut Cake”
Cleaning Up the Pantry
There is a theme emerging in my life at the moment. Food waste, and how to reduce it, has become a big thing for me. I am trying to use what I have on hand instead of continually shopping for food. This Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Thyme is a result of my attitude adjustment.
I live in a house with four other girls. As someone who loves food so much, I have managed to wrangle a more than massive amount of storage for my food and kitchen equipment. I have always known that I own a lot of food and things. Undertaking the project of organizing my personal pantry this week blew away my expectations.
It has always been clear to me that in order to manage my money, I have to manage my food budget. As someone who has survived an eating disorder, I get nervous when it comes to placing any form of boundaries around food. This has been the justification for shopping without controls for years. My free all approach means I am constantly buying more food than I can eat and throwing things out. Or I just forget that I own food. I decided to make Lemon Poppy Seed cake with Thyme because I discovered that I had an unopened jar of poppy seed in my stash.
The poppy seed jar was an impulsive purchase from
The recipe for the Lemon Poppy Seed cake with Thyme came from the Bake From Scratch. The only amendment I made was to half the recipe. I didn’t need two loaves of cakes in my house. The batter was pretty easy to put together especially since I used a Standing Mixer. I didn’t get the sense that this was finicky in any way. It almost felt like I was making a pound cake with some flavoring added.
I have had the
Do you have any emerging theme for 2019?