Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter: Chocolate Cherry and Prune Hot Cross Buns

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We are a household of two different religions and cultures. Both our worlds were so far apart as we grew up that we were separated by a wall - literally. My husband was born and raised as a Catholic in the “GDR” or what is known as East Germany. A child of the 70s and 80s, at a young age he saw the wall come down in his early twenties. I am a Sikh, born in Bombay and raised around the world from the US to the Middle East. Fate definitely played a big role in bringing us together.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Sunny Side Up Cake

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I’ve been having a lot of fun lately! Maybe it’s the break of spring and the wonderful warm weather we’ve been having. I just feel a lightness in all my activities, tasks and chores and my ideas are running freely again. I just wish I could find out how to make time double up for me to have enough of it to realize and try making them all come true. So, instead I am making sure to have fun with those activities and tasks I have decided to focus on and give priority to.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Berlin Food Photography and Styling Workshop

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Berlin, my favorite city in Germany, is going to be the awesome venue for the next Food Photography and Styling Workshop and with this workshop it will be the last of my workshops in Europe for 2014.  

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rhubarb Mango and Passion fruit Brioche Galette

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Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are celebrating the arrival of spring. Temperatures are rising and there is a general air of “Happy” around everyone. When it comes to food spring really is my favorite season. It even gives autumn a good run for all its variety. Probably because after bleak and somber winters, there is so much freshness around at this time of year that it is hard not to cave into the abundance and variety available at the markets.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Brownies

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While 2013 was the year of the kale it seems that cauliflower is the new superfood trending in the food hit list for 2014. Kale or “grünkohl” as it is known in Germany has always been a traditional vegetable here; popular in the northern regions of Germany, but the hype made around it in the US was quite fascinating to watch as it developed. Now, however it is time to pack away the kale chips, kale lasagna, kale salads and even those kale popsicles and make room for cauliflower. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sausage and Fennel Cassoulet

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The weather has changed and showing itself from its glorious side. It’s like summer in spring! The winter was an extremely mild one and by end of February it did not stand a chance against the warming sun. Crocuses and tulips had begun sprouting, the storks had returned and were ardently busy with building house, while beer gardens across Germany opened – probably never before as early as beginning of March!