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 February, 2011

February 23rd, 2011 by Clarabella

Coconut Cranberry Chewy Cookies

After having made loads of white chocolate and spicy cookies recently, I felt it was time for a change. I looked in my cupboards full to the brim with various lovely ingredients, and the coconut was jumping out at me. Not sure why, I haven’t even had a Bounty recently, but the coconut was definitely […]

February 19th, 2011 by Clarabella

Peanut Butter Banana Bread, with a kick

So, banana bread. Hardly glamourous or difficult or impressive. But this banana bread. Wow, Its special. Its amazing. People in my office raced each other to the kitchen to battle for the last piece. There was almost a real battle. There is certainly a lot of banana in this bread, so in a way it […]

February 14th, 2011 by Clarabella

Soba & Tempura

The February 2011 Daring Cooks’ challenge was hosted by Lisa of Blueberry Girl. She challenged Daring Cooks to make Hiyashi Soba and Tempura. She has various sources for her challenge including,, and I was very excited to read this challenge – I have never even thought about making tempura before and I […]

February 10th, 2011 by Clarabella

Macaroni Cheese & Tingle

I don’t make Macaroni cheese very often. Partly because vast amounts of rich, creamy cheese sauce is not condusive to maintaining one’s waistline, and partly because it just seems like a food that one should be making for one’s children. And as I don’t have any of those, I can’t use them as an excuse […]

February 6th, 2011 by Clarabella

Spicy and sweet, with a tingle

For almost 2 weeks I have had a recipe for chewy ginger chocolate biscuits teasing me, taunting me, begging me to transform it from drab, black words on white paper, into sweet, spicy, aromatic reality. After a busy week of work and social activities,  I got home at about 9pm on Friday night, and even […]