Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Dare to dream: My Christmas wish list Dare to dream: My Christmas wish list

    Dare to dream: My Christmas wish list

Dare to dream: My Christmas wish list

Indeed, I’ve kept up this tradition of posting my Christmas wish list every year since I started this blog. But as I’ve grown older, wiser, and busier, I try to drop any unnecessary tasks from my life that seem like a chore. So when writing this blog entry began to feel like a chore in my mind, I decided to keep it simple and present it to you in Pinterest form. So here it is: My dare-to-dream Christmas wish list for 2014. My husband asked what was on my wish list this year, and for the first time, I didn’t really have anything on my mind. So I dug a little deep and let my imagination run away with me …. In the hopes that you will be inspired to dream a little, perhaps make your own wish list, or to cross a few items off your list for those […]

  • Hungry Rabbit's pistachio baklava cake
    Pistachio baklava cake Pistachio baklava cake

    Pistachio baklava cake

Pistachio baklava cake

Baklava for me was always an indulgence. Something to be eaten at special occasions and in small quantities. Whether it was the Middle Eastern type with pistachios, the Bulgarian variety with walnuts, the Armenian kind – scented with cinnamon, honey-drenched Greek baklava or modern interpretations that involve chocolate – I love baklava. And when the Miraj Hammam spa at the Shangri-La hotel greeted me recently with a bite of baklava and grapes after my recent hammam and gommage treatment, it was like a salve to my weary soul. Still, despite my comfort in the kitchen, making baklava always felt like it was out of my comfort zone. I’m not sure why. Even my mother, a working woman who always felt more comfortable talking about Balzac than clarified butter, made a delicious Bulgarian-style baklava for special occasions when we were growing up. And still, I always felt that it was better […]