grapes

Green Tea And Oat Smoothie
Green Tea And Oat Smoothie

  For the past few days I have been having this beautiful green tea and oat smoothie for breakfast. I have a Vitamix blender visiting me for a couple of weeks and I have been enjoying his (yes, all my kitchen helpers are big strapping males. I don't have a fetish...

Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures
Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures

  How was your weekend? I spent an afternoon with the boys at the park, sitting under a tree thinking and watching them play. We had just come back from the vintage book fair with nearly 50 books and I read one sitting on that park bench for nearly an hour. It...

Caramel Grape Pound Cake
Caramel Grape Pound Cake

Back in the good old days, a pound each of basic baking ingredients was quite literally mixed in a bowl to get what became known as the pound cake. One can never go wrong with an old-fashioned pound cake. Soft, pillowy and yet firm when warm from the oven, a pound...

Grape Pickle With Rosemary And Star Anise
Grape Pickle With Rosemary And Star Anise

Lately, I have been a permanent fixture at my local plant nursery. It might have dethroned the bookstore as my Wednesday morning mind-wandering session. I realized that after I lost track of nearly two hours while in there for two weeks in a row. As my home gives...

Think Red Juice
Think Red Juice

When I did the green juice last week, I had no idea how amazed many of you would be that I used a blender and not a juicer. I have a juicing station that I rarely use (because I am lazy!) and have almost always used my blender for juicing/extracting (because I am...