Recipe: Courgette Cakes

One of the best things about teaching cookery classes is seeing the students delighted with themselves when they have recreated a dish I have demoed.  Especially one that is a bit different than the norm.  Such is the case with these savory Courgette Cakes.  Or as my American friends might call them, Zucchini Fritters.  In essence they are a pancake.  However, not your typical Sunday brunch pancake which is a butter and syrup laden affair.  Continue reading

Recipe: I Donut Think You Can Pass This Up!

It is no secret our family has a love affair with donuts!  I mean who doesn’t?  We scour the globe getting them everywhere we can to compare and contrast. I’ve taken my Snapchat friends on several Foodie Fieldtrip Friday outings to donut shops.  I gave Snapchat headquarters custom donuts that spelled out Snapchat! I even dressed as a donut for Halloween this year! While the majority in our family prefer the “cake” variety, there are others in the “yeast” donut camp. There are whole debates in food journalism on this subject!  In fact, people even argue on how to spell donuts (or doughnuts)! Whatever type you favor, or how you choose to spell them, you will love making these bite sized treats in your own home.  Continue reading

Recipe: Lovely Lanterns & Tasty Treats

This past Saturday was the official day of Chinese New Year.  Though we are living in London, which has one of the top Chinatowns in the world, we didn’t get there to celebrate.  It was a madhouse of crowds!  But I remember the days of celebrating it when I was teaching preschool at a multi cultural school in L.A. We ate Chinese food, did arts and crafts inspired by the rich culture and even had a dragon parade.  Since I was born in the year of the dragon I loved that tradition.  Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

How can it be Wednesday already?  I know they say when we get older the time passes quicker but this is light speed since last Woman Crush Wednesday.  However, the good news is that it is my favorite day of the week! And with it being the second WCW of the new year, I’m thinking we’d better keep it on the straight and narrow.  Everyone I know is eating clean, detoxing and recovering from the holiday binge fest!  So our fabulous female chef this week is coming to the rescue! Hooray for Aussie Sarah WilsonContinue reading

Recipe: Little Help Pho You Soup

Most people realize home cooked food is better for us then eating out.  We certainly know exactly what is in each dish we cook.  It can also be a massive financial savings.  However, for busy people the shopping and prepping of the food can put them off the benefits of eating at home.  So enter a new rising star…food boxes delivered to your door.  In America the popular one is Blue Apron, in the U.K it is Hello Fresh. All come with the necessary ingredients and easy to follow instruction recipe cards for your sit down restaurant quality dinner at home.  How does this fit into Soup Scentral week you ask? Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

It’s the first Woman Crush Wednesday of 2017!  Here we go!  For anyone new, this is the day I shower some love on a female foodie!  Not only through this post, but also on my Snapchat (username blissbakery) where I recreate one of her recipes live. It is always a recipe that I have never made before just to show how it all comes together. But from the looks of it, this is going to be an awesome one!  Because today’s honoree is the awesome Katie Lee. Continue reading