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Archive for May 2008

Opera Cake – Daring Bakers Challenge


I can’t believe time has come to post the May Daring Bakers challenge! I feel like it was only a week ago, ok, two, that we devoured our Cheesecake Pops and here it comes again – another fabulous challenge. This month’s challenge is being hosted by the founders of the Daring Bakers group, Lis of La Mia Cucina Lis & […]


More Awards + Sheki, Azerbaijan


My friend Georgina of Coffee and Vanilla Gloria at Mimi on the Move The second award Georgina kindly bestowed upon me is the Thoughtful Blogger Award. And I am passing it on to a very special blogger I met recently – Ayten at


Zesty Fiesta Chocolate Fridge Cake


When my friend Marysol of Memories In the Baking commented on my Cheese and Yogurt Cake with Lemon Zest quoting David Lebovitz : “there are two kinds of people in this world, the lemon people and the chocolate people ” I was about to jump with joy because I had made something that had both the chocolate and lemon a […]


Cheese and Yogurt Cake with Lemon Zest


The other day I was going through my old notebook recipe collection and this recipe caught my attention. I had all the ingredients available so I decided to give it a try for the first time since the recipe found its way into my precious collection almost two decades ago. I don’t even remember where I got it from. The […]


Awards + Do I Really Need A Competitor?


A couple of days ago I received three more awards (actually 2, I am in the process of claiming the third one) from my fellow foodies. They made my day but I am also incredibly humbled and flattered. And before I get all nervous and forget, here’s my 30 second thank you speech: I would like to take this opportunity […]


Liver Pate (Pâté) Roulade


I know, you are probably saying – Liver? Nah, thank you, I’ll pass it. But wait! Make no mistake – this is not just liver. This is delicious and fancy roulade of liver pate, my favorite appetizer. A very presentable starter that is guaranteed to impress your palate and …well, your guests, too. Azerbaijanis love liver pate. It is a […]


Look What I Made!


Meltem (almost 5) making her own cupcakes from her Cupcake Book. She inspired the name for my tag. Recently I’ve been noticing more and more tags going around the blogosphere and I thought it would be cool to create one of my own. Anna at Anna’s Kitchen Table, who created this wonderful tag called Top Ten Pics inspired me. I […]


You Make My Day!


I received another sweet award. This time from my dear foodie friend George at Culinary Travels Of A Kitchen Goddess who surprised me with the You Make My Day award! George, it is you who made my day:)) and I am flattered as much as I am thrilled. Thank you! I am pleased to pass this award to the following […]