Brioche bread

Hi guys..How are you?

This week is very special for me, not only because I celebrated my 29th birthday but also, I have my 3 years anniversary with my sweet husband today :-). I can’t believe how time just flies by..but I actually enjoy getting older. I love understanding and appreciation for the life that comes with years, I love how I am learning to “not letting the behaviour of others to destroy my inner peace” as Dalai Lama teaches us, how to accept uncertainty and challenges, and still see positive in things. Because how else  would we learn/evolve if we were not challenged, right? Ok, so back to the recipe:-)..

This recipe is for basic brioche bread in stand mixer. From here, you can go ahead and add all sorts of things: orange zest, shaved chocolate, raisins, goat cheese and chive..whatever you like. 
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Monday morning inspiration

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“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak”-Audre Lorde “If you are not making notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances” -SAllie Krawcheck “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you” – Hillary Clinton

Liebster Award-Thank you

Thank you to wonderful Sally from Penne for my thoughts for such lovely nomination. It sure adds to my motivation to post recipes and share my inspiration with you all. I think it is a wonderful way of supporting each other and I am here to pass it along 🙂  Continue reading “Liebster Award-Thank you”

Spicy parmesan cheese puffs (Gougeres)

2015-09-01 09.50.50Let’s enjoy the last warm days of the summer to the fullest. It is Friday, before long weekend and the weather is ridiculously gorgeous here.

Dinner and/or lunch picnic in the park is the most summery thing ever to me (and so romantic 🙂 ). I plan to make butternut squash soup and this much loved in our house spicy parmesan cheese puffs. Grab a blanket, frisbee, board game and go the High park that is 5 minutes away from home. Follow my suggestion guys 🙂 and enjoy your weekend and outdoors!  Continue reading “Spicy parmesan cheese puffs (Gougeres)”

Tarte au Fromage (French goat cheesecake)

I found an amazing French cookbook dating back to 1943. One of the recipes that I would like to share with you guys today is Tarte au Fromage, French cheesecake that made in the Pitou Charante region of France. It is a light (definitely lighter in comparison to NY cheesecake made of cream cheese and cream) and just a little bit sweet tart made from goat cheese which is placed in an extremely hot oven for 15 minutes to create the burnt looking top and then turned off to finish cooking the pastry in the residual heat. Doesn’t  it sound like an awesome experiment to try out? 🙂
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Crispy potato pancakes

I love love potato pancakes..crispy on the outside served with sour cream and fresh cilantro mm.. Such hearty dish. Super easy to make 🙂 
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Coffee crepes with creme fraiche and peaches

Juicy golden peaches and crème fraiche conjure up the sweet taste of summer. They are delicious and sweet as the filling for these light coffee-flavored buckwheat crepes. This recipe is lighter than the one I used to make Russian blini. I serve these crepes for breakfast, lunch or sometimes as a dessert after dinner. Enjoy 🙂

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Rustic homemade peach galette

I decided to make one of my favourite summer desserts this time – Peach Galette. This is a simple, honest and delicious recipe of galette, made with fresh yellow peaches tossed with some sugar, butter and vanilla. I have a love for home made crust; I make several batches of dough in advance, and just wrap them in plastic wrap and keep it in the freezer until needed. If you have never made homemade crust before, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make it. Make this peach galette while peaches are at their best 🙂
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Versatile Blogger Award-Thank you

I hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying this beautiful summer. I have been very busy lately but finally I made some free time for my blogging community. I would like to thank one of my favourite bloggers – Auntie Doni, for nominating me for Versatile Blogger Award, I am so happy and humbled. Thank you very much!

If you wish to learn what is life in Hawaii like, to see some beautiful sunsets and scenery, to learn few Hawaiian phrases or to find many delicious recipes (cinnamon buns  and chunky apple sauce are one of my favourite ones) then that’s the blog to visit 🙂 – My kitchen in the middle of the dessert.

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