Herbed Ricotta and Asparagus Wraps

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This morning I had a craving for tortilla and ricotta, so I made a homemade asparagus and herbed ricotta wrap. I quickly prepared the dough and while it was resting, I prepared a creamy dill and ricotta spread and some garlicky sautéed asparagus, since it’s its season. Long story short, in about 40 minutes I had 9 gorgeous tortillas (they should have been 8 but math isn’t my strong point, apparently). Continue reading Herbed Ricotta and Asparagus Wraps


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I like my cornbread decently sweet and not “dessertly” sweet and I’ve never found a recipe on my taste. I’m not saying there isn’t, I just never came across one. So I had to make my own recipe. I knew my ingredients from the start, but getting the right proportions was the tricky part. So I had to experiment. Seven times, to be accurate. The final result was a moist cornbread with a mildly sweet taste and a strong, but not overpowering corn flavor. Continue reading Cornbread

Focaccia with Roasted Garlic Sauce

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Focaccia is an Italian flatbread, which is thicker than pizza dough and slimmer than regular bread. The thing about it is its flavorful and crunchy crust which has lots of tiny holes. These lovely holes give focaccia a rustic touch. The toppings for this tasty bread are endless, from sea salt, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and olives, to different varieties of cheese.
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Dinner Rolls Served with Guacamole and Quail Eggs

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Lately I’ve been making guacamole every other night. It’s delicious, healthy and so easy to make. And when I spread it on a fluffy homemade dinner roll, I’m in heaven.
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Mini Irish Soda Bread

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I bake bread as often as possible. I like to control what goes into my bread and let’s face it, nothing smells better than freshly baked bread. Generally speaking, baking a bread is time-consuming. Sometimes I’m not willing to spend my next two to three hours in the kitchen. So, when I’m in a hurry but I still want to eat delicious homemade bread, I choose this recipe. These mini irish soda breads are both adorable and tasty. They have a lovely crunchy crust and a dense and flavourful center.

I like to make my own buttermilk. It’s super simple and fast.
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Homemade Bread

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I love the smell of freshly baked bread. It reminds me of my childhood. This bread was baked by my grandmother at least once a week. Over time the process of making this bread got so boring that I just  had to leave the kitchen. But that wonderful smell made me return to the kitchen each and every single time. Now I’m the baker. I use both my grandmother recipe and her tin.
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