It's the season for....







Oh! so many things...


But, most of all, indulging in good food and company (friends and family) without inhibition!

Laughing unbidden and being thankful for being alive and able to enjoy this moment...

Taking precious joy in the slow smile that spreads on the faces of those you love, whom, you have the fortune to be sitting next to now...

Welcoming the old and the new in our lives and making space for the constant change...

Accepting the good with the bad and believing that it will all be ok in the end...

Having Hope!


Let there be Cake, Candles, Fun, Family, Laughter and Stars that make you Believe in this World and the next!

To a blessed Holiday Season! May peace be with you!

Eggless Apple Cake

250 g flour

1/2 cup raw sugar

1 T + 1 T regular sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla paste

75 g butter, melted and cooled

1/2 cup cottage cheese (small curds)

1/2 cup milk (you may need more, go by batter consistency)

3 T Amaretto

2 apples, cored and sliced thin

Sift together the dry ingredients and whisk the wet ingredients, except the amaretto) in another bowl.

In three parts add the wet to the dry ingredients and turn to just combine. Fold in the amaretto.

Transfer to a prepared baking pan. Arrange the apple slices on top in a circular fashion or any way you like.

Bake at 350F in a preheated oven for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Remove from pan and cool on rack.

While the cake is still hot, glaze the apples with warmed up apricot jam or wine jelly (I used port wine jelly).

Cool completely before slicing.