Quotables

As a reader, there's nothing more joyous than finding a beautifully written sentence or passage, one that lingers, enlightens, unsettles - makes you want to dog-ear a page, or reach for a pen to underline it or add your own impressions to the margin. Here are some book quotes that I've been living with for... Continue Reading →

Mango-Mango Cupcakes

Alas, the last weekend of the summer is upon us. Sigh.In celebration of the Labour Day long weekend, I decided to whip up a batch of summery cupcakes.Nothing quite says summer to me like the taste of mango. For this recipe, I used mango puree in the batter as well as in the icing. To... Continue Reading →

Kiran’s Chocolate Cupcakes

  I made these cupcakes for my little nephew, Kiran, who recently turned five.  My little guy loves chocolate, so I baked up a batch of classic chocolate cupcakes topped with ganache. Ganache may sound fancy and intimidating, but in all honesty, it's easier to whip up than traditional icings.  I decorated the cupcakes with... Continue Reading →

Mango Lassi Cupcakes

These cupcakes are light and citrusy and taste like summer! For those of you that aren't familiar with lassi, it's a yogurt-based drink that is popular in South Asian countries like India and Pakistan. It can be made savory by adding warm spices like cumin or sweet by adding fruit. Mango lassi is a personal... Continue Reading →

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