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Guest Post 1: Cécile’s Tiramisu

Hello ladies!

I hope you are all well! It has been quite some time I haven’t seen you (Beth) or talked on the phone… I miss you! Well, I know it is mostly my fault, since the whole family is visiting, we’ve had very little time for ourselves… We’ll catch up soon!

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you what is probably the best tiramisu I have had in a long long time! J This post is a bit special, as I tasted it at my friend Cécile’s place, so I thought it would be nice to share it with you as well!

To give you a background about Cécile, we have actually known each other for quite some time…

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Tasty apple cinnamon birthday cake

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Hello ladies!

I hope you are well 🙂

As you know we’ve been pretty busy here! Between work and the peque, we hardly have time to sit and relax, cook and go to the gym… maybe it is also because we have been spending some time having aperos in our little buvette… summer is officially upon us 🙂

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Lemon Yogurt Cake

Vancouver, May 2016

Ladies!!!! Today we’re going to make a yogurt cake…remember like the ones we used to make at school?! FUN! Instead of using the yogurt cup, I used a measuring cup to make it easier to write the recipe. It’s so good! I tried to make a glaze which epically failed- so this recipe does without.

This is nice, fluffy cake- very simple and very tasty.

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Sweet Christmas Series: Winter Fruit Salad

Barcelona, Spain

Dear Reader,

It is with great pleasure, and honor, that I close our Christmas Special Series!

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As you have probably noticed, some great recipes were shared to satisfy your sweet tooth, each better than the other… Oh my! I am going to have to be careful during the holidays and not ruin all the efforts I have been making over the past few weeks! Haha.

The following recipe is a dessert I once had at my great Aunt’s house (Thank you Amto Sulafa!). I instantly fell in love with the idea, and let me tell you, this dessert will give you lots of energy to fight the winter cold 😉

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Sweet Christmas Series: Cherry Almond Cake Squares

Herblay, France

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Hello everyone,

It’s a great feeling having a few things tucked in the freezer all ready for the holidays.  I just finished tearing bread crumbs from a big loaf of sour-dough bread. They’ll sit out on a cookie sheet till tomorrow to dry out then I’ll put them in a bag and into the freezer …. my turkey gravy is already in there, chillin’ until the big day.

Now for something sweet! It’s hard to resist the cherry/ almond flavour combination in this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens– super easy and delicious and you can freeze it for up to a month.  I have to confess that I was feeling a little feisty today and made big changes to the original recipe. The result was more cakey and I’m proud to say, yummy. Here’s my version.

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Mango and coconut milk chia pudding: a mighty fine way to end your meal

Barcelona, Spain

Hello ladies,

The weather is still mostly beautiful in Barcelona although the temperature is starting to head south and the leaves have begun their slow fade to yellow. Which begs the question… where did summer go? The last few months have just flown by. I can’t believe that Autumn is coming in just a few short weeks.

The fruit aisles are still packed with delicious varieties of peaches and we’ve seen some new seasonal plums (Reine Claude anyone?) grace the stands as well. A couple of weeks ago mango started to appear in every shop that sells produce. I guess that means it’s mango season? I’ve not been a big fan of mango in the past (I blame the mango-chutney-on-everything craze of the early 2000’s) but thought I should give it another try just to be fair. I got my chance the Sunday before last when I was asked to bring dessert to a dinner where thai curry would be the main dish. I knew exactly what to make: mango and coconut milk chia pudding. I’ve been dying to try my hand at making chia pudding for a while. It always looks so pretty and it’s a great vegan whole food plant-based dessert. I figured that mango and coconut milk would make a killer combo as well as complement the flavors of the thai curry (which was absolutely delicious in case you were wondering).

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The result was scrumptious and earned high praise from everyone around the table. I should also mention that on top of being healthy and tasty this recipe is incredibly simple to make. What’s not to love?

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Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Barcelona,

Hello ladies 🙂

I hope you are all doing well!

In Barcelona, everything is now back to normal: my parents have just left after spending a few weeks with us. It was so wonderful to have them around, especially since I hadn’t seen my dad in more than a year! They were both so happy to spend some time with the pequeña and we were all spoiled during their stay. Wonderful times.

This recipe is one I made while my parents were staying with us. Last Saturday, they treated us to a very nice breakfast at our place and I wanted to try this recipe for a long time. It seemed like the perfect moment!

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