Cranberry Tart with Almond Frangipane

Cranberry Tart with Almond Frangipane - This French style fruit tart stars tart cranberries & a nutty almond frangipane nestled in a buttery pastry shell & topped with sugared cranberries & honeyed pistachios. It's elegant, yet easy & sure to impress at parties.

This French style fruit tart stars tart cranberries & a nutty almond frangipane nestled in a buttery pastry shell & topped with sugared cranberries & honeyed pistachios.  This elegant, yet easy dessert is sure to impress at your next party.

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Honey Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Icing


Honey Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Icing

 

It’s easy to get stuck in our daily routines. . .seeing the same sights every day, breathing in the same smells, hearing the same monotonous sounds.  It’s also easy to forget just how diverse the landscape can be, even within the U.S.  Perhaps this is why I have a special place in my heart for Yellowstone National Park.  With it’s super volcano, hydrothermal systems, petrified forests, & glacier. .  it couldn’t be any more different than the sights & sounds I experience every day in the city.  As a matter of fact, there are certain places within Yellowstone that feel so other worldly you may even find yourself questioning whether or not you have been unknowingly transported off to a galaxy far, far away. Read more

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread + Tales From Mount Kenya Safari Club

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread - This elegant Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread is moist & delicious & sure to impress with juicy cherries, bits of chocolate, & a chocolate honey glaze.

This elegant Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread is moist and delicious and sure to impress with juicy cherries, bits of chocolate, and a honey chocolate glaze.

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Rosemary Citrus Cake with Honey Brown Sugar Glaze

Rosemary Citrus Cake with Honey Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Hi Everyone.  My extremely handsome Bengal cat, ZaZu, was featured on Through the Thicket.  If you are interested in seeing him in all his handsomeness be sure to stop by Kathryn’s blog HERE.   In addition, Kathryn has all kinds of tasty recipes posted, including tips on baking a multi-layer cake.  It’s definitely worth a read.

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By now, most of you are well aware that I spent three recent years living in Nairobi, Kenya.  I loved living there for many reasons including easy access to travel destinations that I might not have otherwise prioritized on my bucket list.  Nairobi made quick jaunts to Turkey for peshtamals, shopping for spices in Zanzibar and lazy beach getaways to Manda Island possible.

Manda Island you may be wondering.   Where is this?

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