Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.


Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.


Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cruising around Centre Island, Toronto

Cruising around Centre Island, Toronto

Redpath Waterfront Festival: Tall Ships at Toronto's harbour

Toronto Skyline
Porter Airlines

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Marble cake with Jamaican Rum, Pecans and Cocoa

Here's a delicious recipe for Marble cake! It's light and loaded with some chocolate rum and nuts.

Marble cake with Jamaican Rum, Pecans and Cocoa

  • 6 eggs;
  • lemon-orange peel, 100 gr;
  • rum, 2 tablespoons;
  • walnuts, 2 tablespoons;
  • cocoa, 3 tablespoons;
  • butter, 200 gr;
  • sugar, 400 gr;
  • semi-wholemeal flour, 500 gr;
  • water, 2 dcl;
  • baking powder;
  • a pinch of salt.

  • Prepare 2 bowls, Add 3 eggs to each bowl. In the first, add the lemon zest. The second add rum, chopped walnuts and cocoa.
  • In both bowls, add butter (100 gr.), 2/3 cup of sugar (200 gr.),  1 cup of flour (250 gr.) and 1/2 sachet of baking powder. 
  • Mix the contents in each bowl until smooth. Pour 1 oz of water if too thick. Add a pinch of salt.
  • Glaze the Baking pan with butter. Pour the mixtures from each bowl in layers. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 190 ° C (375 ° F) and then 30 minutes to 175 ° C (350 ° F).