Moroccan baghrir was one of my favorite breakfast choices when I was in Marrakech. I remember seeing the ladies prepare it over a cast iron griddle. So here I am with my nostalgic tendencies trying to recreate my Moroccan breakfasts.Read More
The arepa is such a popular meal in Latin America, especially in Colombia and Venezuela. It’s so popular that the origin of it has not been settled. Historians believe it originated in either Colombia or Venezuela. It may have been that the countries created it simultaneously since they share borders.Read More
Creating recipes take time, a lot of patience, and a whole lot of ingredients. Sometimes a recipe will be successful and other times it’ll be a disaster. This is when you’re ingredients go to waste unless you still eat your creation. Sigh.Read More
Making your own blueberry jam is a great alternative to buying. It may not be the cheapest, depending on the fruit, but it’s good to know what you’re putting in your jam. And you can get more creative too.
The recipe below is based off of old fashioned ingredients and methods. One of the main ingredients is honey. After all, honey has been used as a preservative and sweetener since 6000 B.C.E. That’s around 8000 years. So why not keep using it?
Ancient Greece took part in canning and preservation by mixing honey with fruits and then storing in jars. This form of preservation improved as other countries added more steps such as cooking the mixture together.
Today there are a variety of modernized recipes with new ingredients such as pectin and gelatin. But for now, we’ll keep it simple and old fashioned.
The perfect way to spend a snow day indoors? Setting up a bed and breakfast with a good book. After New York City was warned of the bomb cyclone snow storm, I knew indoors was the place to be. I set up the perfect breakfast along with a great cultural book.
I recently purchased Lagom by Linnea Dunne, a book about living the Swedish balanced life. I’m a regular follower of Swedish bloggers and I always think there is something different yet appealing about their lives. Whether it’s their meet-ups or their interior decor, the Swedes always make their life look good. So when I saw there was an actual book to describe their lifestyle, I just had to buy it.
Dunne, a Swede herself, goes over the Swedish lifestyle concept of Lagom. Lagom is a Swedish term that translates to “just enough”. It can also mean being in balance. Throughout various aspects of their lives, the Swedish try to maintain a balance. They definitely have a perfect balance of work and fun which allows them to be happier and more creative. Oh and don’t forget the maternity and paternity leaves.
The book also explains the Fika culture in Sweden. Fika is the regular coffee time Swedes have with pastries on the side. The pastries are often called fikabröd translated to fika bread. Coffee and some warm cinnamon buns? I think I’ll move to Sweden now please.
This recent trip was the second time I visited you and unlike in March, walking your streets in late November was a no-no for me. There was no snow yet and there was no autumn breeze. Instead, there was a lot of rain, harsh coldness, and grey skies. However, I’m judging you based off of only 5 days of being there. The great thing was that you made me thankful for a lot of things.Read More
There’s something about eating breakfast in bed that sounds luxurious and chic. Especially if you have a tray! I love serving trays; they make everything look well put together.Read More
Yum! Doesn’t everyone love sweet plantains and salami for breakfast? If you don’t, or have never tried it, you must. Pair it with some coconut water and start your day right. It is a heavy breakfast but it keeps you full for a long time.Read More
My favorite pancakes are banana pancakes. And it’s also Maggie’s favorite too. I discovered it when I was pregnant with Maggie. It’s a simple recipe but it’s soo good. You don’t even need syrup to fully enjoy this breakfast. Hope this family favorite can be passed down to your family.Read More