Drizzled with Honey, Maple, Cinnamon & Lemon Syrup, topped with Orange chocolate chips & toasted nuts, almonds & PistachiosI made this by combining several recipes I had. As I've been craving pancakes for a while, I thought it would be a good combination having carbs, (with lots of Cinnamon thank you please), tangy and cinnamon-y yet sweet syrup, served with the crunchy texture of roasted nuts almonds and a citrusy bitter chocolate. Three layers of textures, flavors and sensations that come together to form a party in your mouth.
Sunday, 28 September 2008
I Travelled to Valencia with work. I Had a great time with great people I consider myself lucky to know and be part of. a few days, lots of food, photos &sugar. In bullet points, this is the summery:
Valencia- landing, tired oh so tired, drive, arrive in Cullera, villa, on a cliff, the sea, the view, breathtaking, a shower, lunch, red wine, oh my god so tired tired. the announcement: I quit. am leaving. Drama. Dinner- paella, paella, more paella, wine. yummy. Dish washer capsules for dessert. not to good..
sleep oh blessed sleep.
The Feria, old city, Orxata, Fartons, Choros con chocolata. Tapas. Yummy.
Parador El Saler. By the sea. Cite' des artes et science- a Calatrava theme park: Large scale, futuristic, out of place, out of touch, out of scale. Cooking dinner. Too much food!
for Dessert- Variations on a theme; Mini Croissant filled withTurr'on Ice cream, topped with melted chocolate & toasted Almonds, served with caramelized Bananas. Crazy.
A storm! we drive to the port, than some shopping. Return home.
For dessert- caramelized pineapple.
Things I wont forget: My friends, The atmosphere. The love. The laughs. The unstoppable feasting and constant eating. The feeling of belonging.
Saturday, 20 September 2008
I quit work this week. I simply walked in that room and said- I've had enough. I cant quite put my finger to a single point in my life that I decided 'YES! I want to spend most of my waking hours in front of a computer drawing up Architectural details and schedules". but thats where I ended up.
so I quit. I needed more. I am now back on track following my passions and freedom.
I am getting ready for what, hopefully, will be a great adventure. a once in a lifetime experience. And so I am preparing myself metally, as much as one can, to a year in Italy. a year of great food, wine, architecture, Aesthetics, new people, new language, new scenery, new routine.
I now have to deal with the present- packing my life here- the flat, the cat, family and friends. Getting ready for the unknown unexpected.
my aim is to keep a journal. a way of recording my experiences and sharing them. This is it.