Pumpkin, Fig, and Pecan Scones with Brown Butter Glaze

Pumpkin Fig and Pecan Scones with Brown Butter Glaze

I am a Starbucks lover. There, I said it.

Everywhere I go, I look for a Starbucks and as soon as I find one, I order a no-foam, non-fat latte or a dark roast black cup of coffee. It makes me happy to think that I can get the same exact coffee, that always tastes the same exact way, regardless of where I am. Unfortunately, there is no Starbucks on Virgin Gorda, the island we live on. Now that I think about it (after almost 3 years of living here), I am not sure if I would have agreed to move here if I had known that there is not a Starbucks (or any other coffee shops for that matter) on the island.
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Herb Coeur a La Crème

herb couer a la crème

We are back on the island from our 12-day vacation. Even though we had an amazing time, I am glad to be back home. I will be spending the next couple of days unpacking, doing laundry, and editing & organizing the more than 2,000 pictures I took during our time in Santa Fe, New Mexico and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. I have to say, I cannot wait to share them with you guys. I have to admit- this recipe is long overdue. I have had the pictures and the recipe ready for almost 3 weeks … Read More...

Celery Citrus Spritzer

Celery Citrus Spritzer

We made it to the first destination of our vacation, Santa Fe - New Mexico, yesterday after a very long and stressful trip. The long part was s expected, but the stressful part was a surprise to us. Our flight out of Virgin Gorda to San Juan was scheduled to leave at 10:30 am, but it did not leave until almost 12. I was in a little bit of a panic because our flight out of San Juan was at 2pm. To make matters worse, we found out that we would have to stop by St. Thomas because we needed to … Read More...

Brioche French Toast with Berries and Caramel Sauce

Brioche French Toast with Berries and Caramel Sauce

Last Sunday morning, after eating the quick French toast that I made with the challah leftover from the previous evening, Dwight suggested that I share this recipe on my blog. I had made my mom’s classic French toast recipe by dipping the bread in a mixture made with eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and milk. As you can see, it is nothing too exciting, just simple French toast. Frankly, I did not think of this recipe as one that is worthy of sharing with my readers. However, I was intrigued. I decided … Read More...

Brioche Loaf

Brioche Loaf

Last Sunday, after I made challah, we treated ourselves to French toast for breakfast, using what bread remained from dinner the previous evening. After eating 3 slices of it, Dwight suggested that I should add this recipe to the blog. Though in my mind, it didn’t seem like anything remarkable. What I had made was just a simple version of basic French toast, the kind we all grew up eating: quickly soaked bread in a milk and egg mixture, and cooked in a skillet greased with a little … Read More...

Pumpkin-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

This morning, Dwight woke me up, whispering in my ear “8”. I am like, “what?!!”, with my half sleepy voice. He was unusually happy at 5 o’clock in the morning with a cute smile on his face. Come to find out, he was happy because we only have 8 days left before we go on vacation. Knowing how much he needs to get away, I am happier for him than myself. But I must admit - I am looking forward to it as well, mainly because this time of the year, the beginning of the fall, is my absolute favorite … Read More...

Mushroom and Asparagus Farrotto with Tarragon

Mushroom and Asparagus Farro Risotto with Tarragon

Lately, farro has been a go-to grain in my kitchen. I love that with its nutty flavor, it turns a regular dish into one that is healthy and delicious. I usually keep some cooked farro in my fridge so that I can stir it into salads, soups, or whenever I want to give a dish some chewiness and texture. Or sometimes, I even mix it in a bowl of fresh fruit and add a dollop of fat-free yogurt as a healthy breakfast or a quick afternoon snack. But this time, I wanted to find a way to bring the farro … Read More...

Roasted Eggplant with Garlic Yogurt and Za’atar

Roasted Eggplant with Garlic Yogurt and Za'atar

Due to two different tropical depressions passing through the Caribbean region, we had some rainy weather last week here on Virgin Gorda. It literally rained non-stop for 2 days. So much so that, at some point, it felt like the ocean was turned upside down. Thankfully, none of those depressions turned into dangerous hurricanes. Still, the hurricane season is not over yet and the wind outside is in full force reminding us of this fact. While it was raining and dark outside, I did something … Read More...