letting go is easy

It’s one of those things that people say, you can’t move on until you let go of the past. Letting go is the easy part, it’s the moving on that’s painful.

i wrote a paper about him once…

cohenand once a man came across town, with an audio casette in his pocket, to meet me and make me listen to “I’m your man”…

long time no sea

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armenian treats – nazook and nutmeg cake

DSC_8581The Daring Bakers’ April 2012 challenge, hosted by Jason at Daily Candor, were two Armenian standards: nazook and nutmeg cake.  Nazook is a layered yeasted dough pastry with a sweet filling, and nutmeg cake is a fragrant, nutty coffee-style cake.

I believe this is one of my favourite challenges so far (if not the favourite). There are so many things I loved about it I don’t even know where to start. Maybe with the fact that procrastination personified (yes, that’s me, and, yes, that was an alliteration) started baking a couple of days after finding out what I had to do! Read more…

resolution

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It seems my resolutions come with spring, not a new year. I generally stay way from making lists, setting targets and goals (is it good? is it bad?), but I suppose this is different.

The photo above is not a bragging tool (quite on the contrary, you’ll see), it is just what it is. A map of recent visitors. People who come to my blog – directly, from various links or other blogs. Some return, some don’t. What they all have in common is the silence. Even the returning ones stay silent. And this kind of annoys me.

But thinking about it, I realised I’m also one of those points to so many blogs. Blogs that I have had in my reader for months, blogs that I visit every day and people that I worry about when they stop writing.

Maybe they are not as annoyed as I am by my silence, but I have decided to break it. My spring “resolution” is to tell people whose writing I enjoy just that.

And if you feel like dropping me a word, too, I’d be really glad.

 

dutch crunch bread

Sara and Erica of Baking JDs were our March 2012 Daring Baker hostesses! Sara & Erica challenged us to make Dutch Crunch bread, a delicious sandwich bread with a unique, crunchy topping. Sara and Erica also challenged us to create a one of a kind sandwich with our bread! Read more…

tres leches cake

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I’ve made this cake three times. Single layer, double layer, square, round..I covered them.

The second and the third were given away. Not because they were bad or (solely) out of the goodness of my heart, but I ate the first one all alone. The whole cake. Not in one sitting, but still.

It’s moist and easy to do and even easier to eat. Not very light, so go for small slices and see how many you can fit. If you keep it at home, be prepared for the almost impossible to resist temptation to go to the fridge and take yet another slice (word of warning – the cake is best chilled, don’t let it get to room temperature), if you take it somewhere, please don’t eyeball every bite someone else takes and try to estimate if there’ll be enough left for your seconds. Read more…

afternoon tea

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Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (a/k/a biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens!

Indeed Audax worked tirelessly, but he always does – he’s never one to just do a challenge. He makes at least three or four versions and you should definitely go to his blog to see how many he did this time!

When I first started reading his instructions I felt overwhelmed – I just thought, I baked scones before, was I doing it completely wrong? Read more…

six degrees of separation (3)

Now and then I check on easy peasy, not so much for the cooking as for her writing style – alert, bubbly and so…quick. I read her easily and she makes me laugh. I saw the Princess in her blogroll, went there a couple of times, but did not get hooked.

A couple of weeks, a Facebook friend of my cousin posted photos from a meeting she had with the above-mentioned royalty and it led me again to her blog. Photos looked familiar, I started reading and several days later I realised I had talked on the phone with her and emailed a lot in the past year and a half and we even had a meeting once…

I guess I should start reading the About pages on blogs…

press play

Last year it felt like life was on hold. I don’t know why and I don’t really want now to try and find out.

What I know is how this happened and that it is time to press PLAY.

Happy New Year !