Saturday, January 28, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Rose meringue cookies are a gorgeous spin off of the traditional meringue cookies - with a little bit of food coloring, a piping bag and tip, you can transform a traditional meringue kiss into a delicate and airy rose. These cookies would make a delightful addition to any tea party, or a light dessert after a heavy meal.
If you haven't had a meringue cookie before, the flavor is similar to a marshmallow. The cookie is dry and airy and becomes sticky and sweet as you chew it. They're best served with tea or coffee. You can bet I'll be making these cookies the next time I have a tea party planned. If you are going to attempt this recipe, make sure you read carefully through all of my tips below and read the recipe a few times. Though the recipe has minimal steps and is fairly easy, meringues can be finicky cookies and you wouldn't want to be disappointed.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Though "afternoon tea" is not a very integral part of American culture, it is in many other parts of the world. Where my parents are from, Pakistan, it is routine to have afternoon tea every day with a variety of traditional sweet and savory snacks. It is also very common to have guests drop by, often times unannounced, to share tea with you and enjoyable conversation (read as gossip). Today I'm sharing a not-so-traditional sweet item that is perfect for occasions when guests drop by with as little as an hour or two notice (granted, I'm not including a trip to the grocery store).
Friday, January 6, 2017
Happy New Years!
It's the fifth day of the new year and I already sense a change in the air. For me, 2016 was a year of many milestones and new experiences. I published my first recipe video and one of my food videos - Farhana's Traditional Biryani - went viral. I met new people through blogging and learned of new opportunities. Traveling to Maui was by far the highlight of my year. Spending time with my loved ones, experiencing exciting adventures, and viewing incredible sceneries was exactly as incredible as it sounds.
For the new year, 2017, I want to dream big. I want to dream big and follow through with my dreams with hard work and persistence. So to any of you out there who have big dreams - you CAN do it! I believe in you. Let's do it together.