On a trip to the grocery store the other day Ammar picked up a frozen chocolate cake as though to remind me to bake one,which I haven't done in a long,long time.The last time I baked a chocolate cake,the kids didn't even taste it.They were not fond of cakes that much and I'm to blame for not introducing them to cakes,cookies and and ice cream earlier.Now they've started exploring these new stuff.
As it was a gloomy afternoon,I opted for a one bowl chocolate cake from Joy of baking.Mix all in the pan you're baking and pop it in the oven.Simple as that.
I definitely liked the batter.So creamy and tasty.But the cake didn't live up to my dreams.What did I do wrong ? Perhaps,licking too much batter ? or busy taking photographs that I forgot to stir the flour before adding the liquids?
This goes to the Black and White Wednesday hosted by Susan of Well-Seasoned Cook.
Who doesn't love mint ? I know I do.I still pick the mint flavored gums among-st all the other visually appealing flavors.Now mint in a custard pudding ? You must have tasted it with the addition of chocolate,the chocolate mint pudding,but no,without any chocolate,just plain ol' refreshing mint,with the crunchy bite of nuts and sugar called nougat.That's something new,right.
That was a lovely Saturday morning,a weekend.The early risers,me and my little one,the younger of the twin,Ahi,were having our breakfast on the balcony while he was playing with his blocks.After having built the roof to his house,I went onto finishing my porridge while feeding him.He took the remainder of blocks and started stacking it up on top of the roof till he used all the pieces.He took a step back,scrutinized the structure he built and with eyes wide,he blurts out.
"Mama,this is the tallest building I've ever seen."
For a moment,I was stunned to hear what my three year old is saying.The exact same words with the emphasis on 'ever seen'.Then I burst out laughing.
Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid this week.The festival of sacrifice.It is one of the two most important Islamic festivals, Eid al-Adha begins on the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja, the last month of the lunar Islamic calendar. Lasting for three days, it occurs at the conclusion of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca.
Eid Al-Adha commemorates Prophet Abraham's willingness to obey God when he envisioned that he was to sacrifice his son. Muslims observe this day by slaughtering an animal (usually a sheep) and then offering much of its meat in charity to poor people.
Sometimes you wish for uninterrupted "me time"- the most precious word and activity in the world of motherhood.Oh yeah..! .To cook the food,to shoot some pictures,to blog about it,you need peace.But Alas! when I have all the uninterrupted time in the world now that the kids are asleep,suddenly I realize it's too late at night and I'm dozing off,that I have a whole lot of shopping and cooking to do tomorrow for Eid.So,I'll leave you with a simple and easy to make recipe that have made it's way into my weekly menus which goes well rotis.
drum..drum..my fingers are drumming,staring blankly into the screen,lost in thought as to what to write..Aha..Apples - season's favorites.They are fresh,juicy and delicious this time of the year.And I had to photograph the beauties.