Sugarbird's Sweet Nothings

I am passionate about food. And cooking. And baking. And running. Come and find a new recipe, a funny story, some strong opinions and whatever else I feel like throwing in the mix today.

Archive for May, 2011

May 30th, 2011 by Clarabella

Pumpkin Biscotti

When my dear friend Sandra left the Manchester for the altogether warmer & sunnier city of Dubai, I inherited some useful and interesting baking ingredients. None of these came close to making up for the fact that she was leaving, that is a very sad fact ( 🙁 ), but a little baking with interesting […]

May 27th, 2011 by Clarabella

Raisin Oat Pancakes

I do try to eat healthily, I really do. I buy kale by the huge bagful and tomatoes by the branch. I have bushes of herbs outside my back door. I stock up on bananas, strawberries and blueberries to accompany my granola and muesli breakfasts. But sometimes, just occasionally, one needs pancakes for breakfast. I […]

May 22nd, 2011 by Clarabella

Coffee, Pear and Amaretti Drizzle Cake

A good pear is hard to find. And when you do find one, one that smells sweet, feels soft, but not too soft, and tastes like manna from heaven, it is very, very hard not to gobble it up straight away. It is hard to peel it, cut it up into little pieces, resist devouring […]

May 19th, 2011 by Clarabella

Toasted Almond Breakfast Granola

Sometimes all the cake can be too much. Too much sugar. Too much butter. Too much unhealthiness. I am not a healthy eating fanatic, not even close. But sometimes you need a break from the cake. So what do I do when I feel like this? I look around for something wholesome, and tasty, and […]

May 14th, 2011 by Clarabella

Great Gumbo

  Anyone who has ever watched much American TV or American movies has herd of Gumbo. I had heard of Gumbo. But I had never seen it, tasted it, let alone tried to make it, so I was thrilled when this month’s daring cooks challenge was revealed as Gumbo. Our May hostess, Denise, of There’s a Newf […]