Roasted carrots in a honey-garlic glaze plus a kale salad

I had a very late start to my garden this year because we had just moved into our house and had a lot of other stuff going on and planting got pushed til the last minute. I also planted my carrots too thick, so I had a late harvest of small carrots. Despite being small,… Continue reading Roasted carrots in a honey-garlic glaze plus a kale salad

Tiramisu cake – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

My apologies for the long hiatus. I hurt my back two months ago and it’s taken a very long time to heal and I haven’t felt like doing much of anything. I’m finally feeling better and in the mood to talk about food. I present to you the technical challenge from dessert week:┬áTiramisu Cake. To… Continue reading Tiramisu cake – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

Cherry balsamic thyme roast chicken and cherry arugula salad

Fresh cherries were on sale for $0.98/lb, which is a crazy good deal because cherries are normally expensive. So I decided I would make a cherry and thyme roast chicken and a cherry salad. For the chicken, I just adapted my go-to chicken recipe that I always make, which involves making an herb butter and… Continue reading Cherry balsamic thyme roast chicken and cherry arugula salad

Grilled shrimp and veggie salad with cilantro lime dressing

It’s summertime and that means grilling season. It also means fresh, sweet corn is on deep discount. So I decided to mix grilled vegetables and shrimp in with a salad. It was delicious. I love when vegetables and meat get charred on the grill – it has so much flavor. Especially if you’re using charcoal.… Continue reading Grilled shrimp and veggie salad with cilantro lime dressing

Diana’s orange and lemon curd pots – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

Bread week is officially over and I’m chugging through dessert week. The first challenge of dessert week is to make a self-saucing pudding. (If you’re wondering WTF is a pudding and why are so many things called puddings, here is an article that explains everything.) According to the episode, there are two types of self-saucing… Continue reading Diana’s orange and lemon curd pots – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

Richard’s pesto pinwheel – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

I finally made it to the show-stopper challenge of Bread Week! This challenge was to bake an impressive stuffed loaf centerpiece, something you would put at the center of a party. After re-watching the episode, not too many bakers actually did well. A lot of the ideas sounded delicious, but did not turn out well… Continue reading Richard’s pesto pinwheel – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show