I love me some carrot cake.

Carrot cake. Moist, crumbly, cinnamonny goodness with flecks of walnuts and HEAVENLY cream cheese icing. I love me some carrot cake. Especially that cream cheese icing. Come to think of it, I could probably just eat a plate of cream cheese icing, but with carrot cake on the side. Yum.

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I whipped up this little baby a couple of weeks ago (bit slow on the blogging – sorry!) for when LL and I had visitors. I think they ate maybe one piece each. LL and I ate the rest. Sure, I could’ve taken the cake into work and my co-workers would have demolished it tut sweet (they love a bit of cream cheese icing themselves), but I took the selfish route and cut the cake up into slices and individually wrapped each slice and kept them in the freezer. Of course, there’s no chance of cake going stale before I get my greedy mitts on it, but keeping it in the freezer prevents the occasional *ahem*often*ahem* binge cake eating. Moving along… Continue reading

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Can’t-go-wrong cannelloni

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Allow me to add the 10 trillionth recipe for spinach and ricotta cannelloni to the internets. I wouldn’t bother if I didn’t think my cannelloni was worthy. It’s a popular dish that everyone seems to have their own version of – like bolognese or fried rice. My version takes no shortcuts – you make the tomato sauce, no pre-packaged fillings and if I’m in the mood, fresh homemade pasta. If not, I’m happy enough with store-bought fresh pasta sheets.

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When life gives you lemons, make pound cake

I had a couple of friends visit me today, and anyone willing to venture all the way out to see me at the farm is deserving of some sort of baked good. On the menu today was a tangy, moist and totally delicious lemon pound cake. It’s made with cream cheese and is melt-in-your-mouth amazing, if I do say so myself. Try it and let me know what you think!

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