Confession: I never really liked bananas until I moved into a house that had several banana plants on the property. I always found them a bit dry and starchy, and unless they were soaked in rum and set aflame in a pan (or blended with espresso in a frosty smoothie), I usually passed them up […]

November 24 2015      23 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina

I didn’t make too many donuts this summer… I don’t know why. Maybe the heat is to blame. And the fact that baking always equates to heating up the house even more with the oven. And that baked goods (especially donuts) always, must, go hand in hand with a hot mug of coffee — neither […]

October 10 2014      25 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

With a title such as this, I probably don’t need to extol the virtues of why baked banana donuts with chocolate hazelnut glaze should top your list for breakfast this week. Or every week, as I might find happening in my kitchen… but only because my banana trees (or, more accurately, banana plants) have been […]

October 7 2013      36 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

Blueberry and basil. You might go either way on this… thinking it’s something you need to have in your kitchen right now, or something that sounds, well, interesting. But I can tell you that it’s every bit as delectable and interesting as it sounds, and if I had any more blueberries left on my bushes, […]

August 13 2013      16 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas   Hierbas

Let’s get down to the business of donuts. Or doughnuts. Or do-nots, as I’ve been calling them lately as I sneak a guilty glance at my shiny new donut pan and ponder what flavor to make next. But guilt no more. These babies are baked, not fried, and I tinkered with my base recipe at […]

July 30 2013      42 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina

I have a confession. I eat cupcakes for breakfast. But not just any cupcake. A rich, moist, sweet summer squash cupcake with cream cheese frosting on top. I eat the whole thing (okay, maybe two) till the very end when I’m licking crumbs off the liner and frosting off my fingers. Somehow, I convince myself […]

September 16 2011      6 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Verduras

I love putting together fresh fruit and herbal flavors from my garden. This is one of my favorite breakfast breads and tea pastries, so simple to whip up and pretty much foolproof. The tartness of the grapefruit is mellowed out by earthy rosemary, so the result is not too overwhelming on the palate. The wonderful […]

June 29 2011      9 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas   Hierbas