Saturday, 4 May 2013

S'mores Brownies

Say s'mores, think campfires. Think bonfires on a beach, in a field, encircled by friends, talking and laughing and licking fingers and sticks free of gooey sugary delight, which not too long ago was a light-as-air pillow of sweetness.Think summer.

But now, as the rain and the storms arrive at our front door with their suitcases, asking (demanding) if they could stay on our couch for a night.. or two.. I find myself longing for that summery sweetness once again. Oh well. At least now I have the perfect excuse to spend my days in a kitchen with an indoor sun, baking the cake version of this summer reminiscence.

Pumpkin Cannelloni

Ok, so there aren't many photos for this recipe, frankly because it's hard to make this dish look as good as its flavor and aroma.

But here's the thing: you know when a meal doesn't look that great, and then you taste it and you think "oh my god, this is sooo good, I can't believe I just judged it for its appearance"? Well, this is one of those dishes. An ultimate comfort food.

Friday, 3 May 2013

The autumn air embraces you as the distant fields are painted gold by the sun's first strokes.

 Cocooning the robust china in your palms, you hasten to eat it's contents before the dawn's last breath renders your breakfast unsatisfying.

 Spoon delves in, past the sticky golden apple towards the creamy underbelly.

 A quarrel between the red tape of the sliced apple and your spoon is rapidly dissipated, and the supple fruit, riddled with flakes of oat in a vanilla-speckeld cloud slip over your tongue.