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oat, raisin & almond cookies

The best oatmeal, raisin & almond cookies

These delicious old-fashioned oatmeal, raisin and almond cookies are from one of my all-time favourite baking books: ‘The Complete Magnolia Cookbook’ which I bought at the original Magnolia Bakery in NYC last year.  I have baked my way through their second book: ‘More from Magnolia‘, but this edition combines their first and second books, and are essential reference books for me. In all English-speaking countries outside the USA the cookie would be called a biscuit and be somewhat crisper, so I think the Americans can claim to have invented, or at the very least perfected the ‘cookie’ as we have come to know it everywhere. In most cases a cookie will be slightly chewy, but you can of course bake them longer for more crunch. I personally like a happy compromise. A crispy outer layer with a soft inner part, and I agree, they are the very best eaten fairly soon after they come out the oven. Continue Reading →

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the Manhattan skyline, NYC

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

I can’t believe its taken me two months to put up my pics from my trip to NYC, but here they are. Life kind of swept me away when I got back, but I’ve managed to catch my breath, take a break and finally get to a few projects on the back burner.

Manhattan, NYC

I was invited to the ultra fabulous Uncork’d event in Vegas at the end of April, so it just made sense to bolt on a week in the amazing New York City before. I hadn’t been for many years so it was like rediscovering it for a first time. I skipped a lot of the very touristy things as I had done these before, and spent a lot of time walking, eating, walking and walking and then eating some more. Traveling on ones own is a unique experience. You feel more like an explorer than a tourist. It can get lonely, but luckily I met so many cool people along the way to make it all quite awesome. My desire to be in new places far outweighs any apprehension I might have about doing it alone. Continue Reading →

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eataly, nyc

Eataly, NYC

On my recent trip to NYC, Eataly was definitely a highlight for me. This Fine Italian food emporium which features several in-shop restaurant concepts is next level stuff. I stopped and enjoyed a pizza, a glass of wine and a salted caramel gelato which was one of the best scoops I’ve ever tasted. I also took so many pics of this incredible place that I thought it deserved its own blog post.

This is what it is all about: Continue Reading →

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the very best red velvet cupcakes

the best ever red velvet cupcakes

I’m always a bit skeptical when people claim a recipe to be ‘the best’, but as this is my blog, and these are all my opinions anyway, I claim these red velvet cupcakes to be the best I have ever tasted. Continue Reading →

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