Butter chicken and whole-grain flatbread

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My love for Indian food is no secret and I think it’s my favourite type of cuisine, probably because it satisfies my spice addiction. However, despite this love, I’m sometimes afraid to cook Indian dishes. I don’t know why, I’m always worried I’m going to screw up the spice quantities, and get an unbalanced curry as a result, or that I’m going to burn or undercook the spices…and sometimes this happens and it makes me really sad.

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Nectarine and blueberry crumble

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My boyfriend and I try to be as healthy as we can to compensate for our “sins” as we like to call them. His are smoking and drinking beer, mine is eating cakes, desserts, chocolate and anything else that is sweet and satisfying. So to pretend we’re a healthy couple we usually buy a couple of nectarines and some blueberries, mix them together in a bowl, and munch on them while we’re watching tv. I like to call it “healthy popcorn”.

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Rustic nectarine and cherry frangipane tart

 

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I just came back from Milan where I spent the last week touring around the city with a friend and helping my parents move to a new apartment. These activities left hardly any time for baking or cooking (and I was too busy eating italian croissants, ice-cream and pasta) but I was able to squeeze in a couple of bakes in my first two days. I was really inspired by the Italian summer, especially after visiting the market around the corner. Continue reading