Chia seeds are healthy and nutrient dense. They puff up when you soak them, making them the best ingredient for a healthy pudding that can be used as as part of a breakfast or desert parfait. They thicken any liquid they’re in, creating a creamy rich texture. 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 oats 2 cupsContinue reading “Tasty tip Tuesday! Oat and Chia seed pudding”
Category Archives: Deserts
Home grown fruit from the backyard
Chai tea ☕
I was introduced to chai tea in Michigan, while living in the United States. I was very sick with a cold in the middle of a long cold snowy winter and a dear friend bought me a soy chai latte from a coffee shop, when I lost my voice. My next taste of chai wouldContinue reading “Chai tea ☕”
Called a plain cake in the Caribbean, this was my first attempt at baking a cake as a child. I started using a loaf pan for this cake when I moved to Virginia. My grandma loved me to make this cake for her to offer friends when they visit. Last time I made this forContinue reading “Pound Cake”
Sometimes fruit salad is a meal, happy meat free Monday!
A childhood treat. I loved bread pudding growing up. As a child I had no idea it was made with stale bread. In the Caribbean you would buy bread pudding from the bakery, mom never made this at home. I forgot about bread pudding while living in the United States; I’m assuming that’s not somethingContinue reading “Bread Pudding”
Working with a Tiny Kitchen
For five years this was the only counter I had. This tiny kitchen was built in 1960 and remained untouched till we re-homed the old house to build new. With a kitchen like that you’d think we’d have a lot of take out, but a lot of my favorite meals came together right here. HowContinue reading “Working with a Tiny Kitchen”
In the Caribbean we are mostly partial to tarts over pies. Guava tarts, coconut tarts, prune tarts are my favorite. My hubby loves apple and custard tarts. The years spent in the United States introduced me to the concept of the big tart, pie. Apple pie is an all American favorite, pumpkin pie is anotherContinue reading “Pie Crust”
My favorite pastry growing up. I used to get them at the bakery across the street from where mom’s work place. You can choose to make your pastry or you can buy store bought. This video is a version with store bought puff pastry.
Coconut Rough cake
A childhood favorite, now a winter time treat I make for friends and family here in Australia. Growing up on a tropical island full of coconut trees, why not make tastey treats with an item that’s basically free and easily found, coconuts. The rough part is the texture when you add grated coconut to aContinue reading “Coconut Rough cake”