Recipes

There is a marathoner in the house…and thankfully, it’s not me! :)

In the excitement that followed our first Half Marathon in September, my fiancé decided to take the challenge up a notch and sign up for a full – 26 miles – marathon! Before he could realise what he was getting himself into, application was submitted to the Rome Marathon and flights booked for March 2012!

Now, marathon training is some serious business and running is only a part of it; nutrition is also very important to be in optimal form for the race.

We already follow a Mediterranean… Continue reading

“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.”
― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

A few years ago I read an intricate and extraordinary story by Tom Robbins, whose characters turn out to be linked by a beet extract. Fascinating and mesmerizing, I loved it, but I have to admit that at the time I had no idea what a beetroot… Continue reading

Happy New Year to all my followers!

My first post of 2012 is a recipe for a light and chocolatey roll, which I made for a NYE dinner party I hosted last night. I found this recipe of Smitten Kitchen and followed it minutely.

It was a tricky process. Overall it took me 2 hours (photos time included)! ;) But surprisingly it worked! I flipped the cake upside down without breaking into pieces. I then rolled it without poking holes in it. It looks good and it tastes great. I am happy!

If you want to try this recipe yourself,… Continue reading

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