This Christmas was my first one spent away from home. I had booked my plane ticket to arrive a couple of weeks before the holiday so I could settle in and save some money. I didn’t have anything planned for Christmas and was content to spend it treating myself to a nice meal, but my friend Hannah kindly invited me to spend it with her and her family up in the Highlands.Continue reading
March Matcha Madness
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (if you’re new, welcome!), you will know that I love matcha. Having previously posted brownie, pudding (chia and bread) and cookie recipes, treats made with this green tea powder is a match-a made in heaven. What you didn’t know is that I absolutely adore the pecan sticky bun found at Flour Bakery in Boston (There’s actually four bakeries, all owned by baking extraordinaire Joanne Chang). Anytime I am in Boston, I make sure I grab a sticky bun to bring home (well, probably only part of a sticky bun).
Not that I could ever improve upon this piece of pastry perfection, I tweaked the original recipe just a tiny bit, and you guessed it, it involves matcha.
Treat Yo’ Self Thursday #23, Brownies That Will Get You off of the Naughty List
Crispy and chewy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside; these vegan brownie bites I found on Minimalist Baker are pretty spectacular. Combine them with a dark chocolate peppermint drizzle and crushed candy canes, and you have a batch of delicious festive treats perfect for the holidays. Continue reading
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