ombre almond cake with raspberry filling

As I recently mentioned, it was  Scarlett's birthday earlier this week. To celebrate it, I decided to make a cake, even though I haven't made one in years (literally. something happened to one of my cake pans before I arrived in Tashkent and I didn't purchase a new set until right before packout for Belgrade, so... Continue Reading →

watermelon granita

I love watermelon and recently, I've been taking advantage of the rock-bottom prices (we've found them for as low as roughly 8 cents/lb) and delicious melons that Serbia has to offer.  My latest thing is making watermelon granita. Not only is it delicious and refreshing but it also looks pretty impressive -- yet is incredibly... Continue Reading →

glazed cinnamon rolls from scratch

Grant has been sick, off and on, for the past few weeks. As a surprise for him when he finally began to feel better, I decided to try my hand at making cinnamon rolls from scratch. In Uzbekistan, one of our housekeeper’s specialties was cinnamon rolls, and they were incredibly delicious. While I was a... Continue Reading →

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