Saturday, March 31, 2012

carrot cake

Did you notice? Spring is here. You cannot concentrate at work and all you can think of is sun bathing with a glass of iced coffee on your hands? Me too. I bought my first bathing suit a couple of days ago. I am already in summer mood. And I can’t wait to buy strawberries and make creamy deserts full of fresh fruits.
But I think we should give winter and its vegetables a proper goodbye before we head on to something lighter. So let’s say our goodbyes with a recipe Pasta Flora shared online of her famous carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I am baking for a large crowd, so I made 1,5 of the recipe. You could even double the portions. It will still taste as good, I promise.

Monday, March 12, 2012

honey chamomile cupcakes

Since it is still cold and spring has forsaken us and since I am going through a major cold / illness with fever and soar throat and menthols and chamomile to soothe my stomach aches, I decided to use my natural medicine to bake something nice. Of course I know that spring will come at some point, and I will be regretting all the junk food eating I have been doing to comfort my grumbling (I am an energetic person. I hate staying in one place for long. Doing nothing does not agree with me.). But till then, I have to pat myself in the back, treat myself to delicious snacks (and then suffer the stomach ache again – my cravings have no end), and just indulge in some remedy – comfort food until my temperature falls back to normal. Oh, and one more thing. I would like take this opportunity to tell you about an amazing greek breakfast blog I have been following called Bread & Tea. I think it is run by an architect from Thessaloniki. Make sure you drop by and say hi.

Friday, March 2, 2012

red velvet cupcakes with green cream cheese frosting

I have been such a lazy blogger! I know… I know… it’s just that we have been getting so much sun here in Greece, which is the antidote to all things that are on the news right now. And imatiothiki has been keeping me so busy, that I barely have time to cook. Oh, no. It’s not that I don’t eat – mind you. I just buy my muffins from Starbucks or local bakeries. But I have friends throwing dinner parties and friends having babies and gatherings to attend, so I decided baking delicious cupcakes is the best thing you can bring to a friend. I found this recipe online and it is the best best best recipe I have ever tried concerning cupcakes and cream cheese frosting, so bake away – there’s still plenty of time to lose that extra baggage till summer arrives. I apologize for the lack of photos on this post. This does not mean that they are any less delicious than the other recipes. Enjoy!