Cocktail

Cara Cara Sparkler

February 13, 2015

Cara Cara Sparkler

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but I will never say no to a delicious cocktail or something chocolaty to acknowledge the occasion. February is kind of a non-eventful month, so it is nice to have an excuse to indulge. Continue Reading…

Cake

Present Cakes

February 6, 2015

Present Cakes stasty.com

February rolls around once again, and marks my four year blogiversary.  Every year I like to celebrate the fact that Stasty.com is still alive and cooking ;) with a special cake to mark the occasion. Continue Reading…

Treats

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

February 2, 2015

Chocolate Biscuit Cake stasty.comChocolate biscuit cake is a popular home-made cookie bar in Ireland. It’s similar to rocky road, and the ingredients are very much to taste. Chocolate biscuit cake is so popular in Ireland that people often choose it as their wedding cake, with tiers of chocolate biscuit cake covered with white fondant icing.

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Lunch

Eggs Croustade

January 23, 2015

Eggs Croustade stasty.com

One my favorite tea time suppers is a simple boiled egg and toasted soldiers. It’s easy, tasty, and such comfort food.  It’s also nostalgic, and reminds me of being a child, enjoying the wonder of small toasted soldiers. Continue Reading…

Soup

Carrot, Coriander and Parsnip Soup

January 16, 2015

Carrot, Coriander and Parsnip Soup

I am so thankful for root vegetables in the winter. Bright orange carrots, ruby red beets, wonderful yellow parsnips – without these brilliant roots, winter would be very dull. The great thing about root vegetables is that virtually any combination makes for a  hearty winter soup. Continue Reading…

Cake

Citrus Surprise Cake

January 9, 2015

Citrus Surprise Cake

It’s dark and wintry outside, but hopefully this citrus surprise cake will brighten up your day. Last  year, I was given the gift of a lemon tree (from the amazing Almu), which inspired this cake. I named my lemon tree Ginny. (I like lemony gin and tonics). I was skeptical that Ginny would produce lemons in our unpredictable Pacific Northwest climate. However, she managed to produce 10 perfect golden lemons, which just turned yellow in the last couple of weeks. Continue Reading…