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Tangerine Cointreau Cake.

January 25, 2012
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Last Saturday I went to see the sakura [cherry blossoms] with my cousins. Sakuras only grow in Constanza and the trees are taken care of by the japanese community. We  went from Constanza to Jarabacoa  and brought home organic yuca, tangerines, sour oranges, chayotes, avocados and lots of watercress [check out this amazing watercress field!]

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Banana mini bundt cakes

January 13, 2012
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December was bundt baking month. I got a new bundt pan from Music Man [along with this pink beauty and other rad kitchen stuff] and for Christmas I got myself two more: medium and mini. The other day I saw a bunch of bananas with black spots on my counter and I knew it was the perfect […]

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Eggnog Bundt Cake with Vanilla Rum Glaze

December 3, 2011
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Yesterday I said on my FB page “eggnog = no thanks!” and most people agreed with me, both on Twitter and FB. Two of them told me to try coconut nog which im guessing is a version of puerto rican coquito, but I just don’t like the thick pudding-like texture and the flavor of eggnog. […]

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Buttermilk Icing

November 12, 2011
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Bundt cake was on my to-bake list because I wanted to  join Mary’s [aka Food Librarian] I like Big Bundts celebration. Last year I made chocolate chip banana bundt for National Bundt Day which is celebrated on November 15th and lovely Mary sent me an awesome button which she’s offering again this year: all you have […]

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Madagascar Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

August 24, 2011
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Once you taste real vanilla flavor you can’t go back. I grew up with artificial vanilla extract and ever since I discovered vanilla beans I haven’t been able to use the fake stuff again. Seeing those black seeds in custards or cake batter makes me so happy! My oversized Ikea bottle of homemade vanilla extract is the […]

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Muffin Monday: Doughnut Muffins.

August 15, 2011
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A doughnut muffin is supposed to taste like a doughnut and you can even fill them with jam just like real doughnuts. This week’s recipe is very simple and straight-forward, mine may not be that doughnut-like because I added cornmeal to the batter. I love the texture added by it and the generous amount of […]

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Blog hop: Strawberry Ganache Fudge Cake [raw and vegan]

August 13, 2011
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9 days ago I got an email from my friend Junia [happy mail!] proposing we do a blog hop. What is a blog hop? A blog hop is a linky list that is SHARED ON MULTIPLE BLOGS. When several blogs put the same linky list code on their blog, the exact same list appears on each blog. Blog […]

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Summer fruit cake ~ #baketogether with Abby Dodge.

August 5, 2011
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#baketogether: group of bakers that every month put their twists and flavors to the recipe Abby Dodge [the #baketogether creator and leader] provides for the monthly challenge. We have no deadlines and the only rule is to be creative and take at least one photo: if you don’t have a blog, a twitpic or yfrog […]

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Muffin Monday: Coffee Cake Muffins.

July 31, 2011
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I was born and raised in the Caribbean so I was not familiar with coffee cake until we baked one at pastry class. You would think “coffee cake” has some coffee in it but it doesn’t, its called like that because it’s meant to be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee [or tea :)]. […]

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Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes + Fun Wine Facts!

May 18, 2011
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Wednesdays are my favorite day of the week: we celebrate Wine Wednesday and its the day I have Wine Class + Wine Tasting.  So far we’ve been studying grapes and the winemaking process: let me tell you that the more I know the more I love this magical world of fermented grape juice. Today I’m […]

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