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Milestones – Vanilla-Orange Chocolate cake

I almost missed it. By pure luck, I checked and realised it was today.

Coriander and Garlic is one year old today! 

OMG! OMG! OMG! I’m still here? I’m still here!! To be fair, I did go MIA for a bit in the middle of it but hey, I’m still here.  This is the bit where I get a little emotional.

Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this thing here I call a blog. Kowtows to you lovely folks who subscribe to me. And a big giant wet smooch for my blogger friend Bonnie, for being SO supportive. I can always count on you to have my (blogging) back. Guys, seriously, check out her page, Thirstyfortea.com. Mad skills she has, this woman.

How else could I possibly celebrate this milestone but to bake a cake, right? It’s just been sweet sweet sweet around here lately. My pantry’s running low on sugar as a result. But this is necessary! We only turn one once!

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Rainbow cake

A unicorn pooped on my platter – Rainbow cake

I know! I know! The rainbow cake has been done to DEATH. But…….it’s a rainbow cake! You know you want to make one too. For a first attempt, I got to say, it turned out pretty damn good! *pat on the back* Also, I kind of made a promise here that I would. This was not baked for the same cause I promised it for though, so watch this space.

The rainbow cake has been on my to-bake list for the longest, longest time. Ever since I saw it on Sweetapolita 3 years ago. I promised myself that I will one day bake it for my daughter’s birthday and see her face when I cut out the first slice. I finally got around to it and it was totally worth the 3-year wait. Oh the satisfaction…..*blissful sigh*
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When it rains lava – Brownie muffins

I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth. I’ve always preferred savoury food. Lately though, I often find myself rummaging through the 6-year-old’s candy stash. It’s what I do when I’m stretched to my limits; when the kids are on my last nerves; when bowls and plates REFUSE to stay in my grip and when I manage to twist both ankles coming down the stairs. I eat.

Hello. My name is Pris and I’m an emotional eater. Except I don’t just eat when I’m sad. I eat with EVERY emotion. Happy, sad, mad, bored, frustrated or depressed, I eat. I like chips when I’m bored and candy when I’m mad. But some days, candy just doesn’t cut it.  Some days, you just get so bogged down that all you want to do is to sit down and not give another shit about whatever might go wrong next. You’ve heard one too many “NO!” from your kids and you’ve knocked over one too many glasses of milk. Let it rain lava for all you care. You just want cake. Chocolate cake. A dense and rich one, with nuts and extra chocolate chips. Hey, that sounds a lot like a brownie. So that’s what I did. I made brownies and suddenly the world doesn’t seem so bad after all. Except now I’m getting fat with every bite. Goddammit!

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Like dominoes we fell – Eggless chocolate cake

We were hit by the super-bug from hell this last week.  It all started when the girl came home Friday before last, looking like she had just downed a half bottle of Tequila. Her face was flushed, her eyes were sleepy and she was disoriented. Three days later, my husband had that same look. Soon after, I FELT that look. Of course, it’s not over till the youngest sends this bug on its way with a grand finale. The last days, I saw my son transform into a koala bear and attached himself to my hip. My shoulder was his pillow and my sweater his handkerchief. Did I mention that this all took place over both kids’ birthdays? Yeah…..Double happiness…..

Today also happens to be my dear dear brother’s birthday! So this post is for you too Sweetie!!

Brother dearest, I love you with all my heart. And on your 26th birthday, I wish you health, wealth and all the happiness in the world! Happy Birthday!! Muacks!!


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Epiphany – Three Kings’ Cake (bread) / Dreikönigskuchen

January 6th. Epiphany. If you don’t know what day that is, well then, that makes two of us. Okay, I have an idea what day it is and what it celebrates but don’t push me for details.

It was only in Switzerland did I learn about Three Kings’ Cake though. Interestingly, a quick search on Google shows very, very, VERY different images of the cake. It seems that pretty much every country and culture has its own version of the cake. One thing they do have in common is that a trinket, figurine or bean is hidden in the cake and whoever finds it, gets to be king for the day. So you can see why I kids love this tradition.

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