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Vegan pear frangipane tart

Pear and almond frangipane tart

Frangipane (fran-juh-pan) is a sweet filling used in many desserts. It is made of almond meal, and predictables like eggs,sugar, butter and a small helping of flour. The flour, I think is just to help the almond meal firm a little. Once baked, the crust turns firm and golden and the rest of the filling read more

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Vegan strawberry and sherry vinegar ice cream

We are still getting gorgeous strawberries half-way through March.  Of course, we are making the most of it.  I love  strawberries and had a plan in place last week.  On Sunday morning Mr.P expressed thick coconut cream and coconut milk.  I had purchased two boxes of beautiful, red, plump strawberries the evening before. For inducing read more


Thai spiced, strawberry soup

A couple of years back, my beautiful blue-eyed friend, Veronika, blogger and photographer at ‘Kitchen Finesse‘ posted a tempting photograph in flickr.  The title read ‘strawberry coconut milk soup’.  You know what caught my eye, right?  Every word, actually.  I am fond of soups, like strawberries and absolutely love coconut milk!  There was no thing read more


Clementine, chamomile and poppy seed cake

One of the perks of being on facebook is that one meets many like-minded people, some of whom can become your friends even if you have never met. I belong to a group that has some lovely ladies, mostly Palakkad Iyers like me, who come up with interesting topics every day on the forum. Last read more


Sesame and Balsamic Glazed Asparagus Cranberry Tart

I am sure as bloggers you too have gone through this experience – bonding beyond boundaries with ‘faceless names’ that later blossomed into cherished friendships, haven’t you?  Then there are friends who connected more than others, so much that they became your family, even though you have never met them.  I am proud to have read more


Gluten-free Carrot cake with vegan cashew condensed milk

Gluten free carrot cake with faux ‘condensed milk’ I was away on a ‘soul nirvana’ trip last week.  Some go to spas for rejuvenations, others turn to yoga or pilates for relaxation.  For me, it is spending time with family and meeting up with my parents, sisters and cousins that fuels my soul.  It is read more