home time


good morning everyone!

i know its been a whole YEAR since I've posted !! 

we just got back from a trip across the country, and let me say.. it was amazing. i didn't want it to end! i think we went through something like 10 or 15 states! i took a ton of photos that i will post this week. i also had my film camera and definitely have a lot of photos on it and i can't wait to have them developed. right now I'm just planning out what I'm going to do today. since I've been all cooped up from traveling, I'm thinking i will ride my bike to the grocery store, and pick up some ingredients to bake some flaky biscuits. i bought a second cast iron skillet while i was on the road. I'm really excited to keep adding to my kitchen collection. its pretty special to pick up little things while we're traveling, because they have more meaning.

anyway, I'm really happy to be posting again.

talk later,,

xx micaela

rainy saturday inspo


good morning guys!

its getting ready to rain here and I'm super excited! how've you been? I've missed you!! i thought i would start out with a few lil rainy saturday inspo pictures from my tumblr. i am going to bake some banana bread this morning, since all the bananas i have went brown in what seems like 5 minutes :,) then later tonight the kings play the blackhawks so that will be a really good game! I've only been to one game this season ...! i can't believe it !! tonight we will be there and I'm sure we are gonna win ! haha ! well, I'm going to run to the grocery store and then get baking!! oh and ill say hi to patrick kane for you guys !! wink wink !!!

xx, micaela 

Raspberry-lychee Dessert


Hi ! So this is something I've been working on for the past week or so. After a lot of thought and creative ideas, this is what I've come up with ! Olive oil cake, raspberry-lychee gelee, white chocolate chontilly and edible flowers and mint leaves. I'm so proud of this dish and it can be served three different way which I think is cool and keeps it interesting for dinner service. Hopefully this will be one of my staple desserts ?!!  

Would you try it? Let me know !!  

xx, Micaela  

Banana Bread

Hello everyone! This is my first post so thats exciting! I have been in the mood to bake some banana bread and finally got the chance to bake it the other day! This really is a no fail recipe! This bread is actually really light and pretty healthy for us who still want to stay in shape and enjoy a good snack :*) Give it a go ! I'll post the recipe below.

xx, Micaela

  • 3 tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large, ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup (168g) sugar
  • 2 cups (280g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3g) kosher salt

Heat the oven to 350F ( 176 c ) and lightly grease a 5-by-9 loaf pan. Peel the bananas and in a large bowl smash them with a fork. Mix in the sugar first and then the egg, once mixed add the melted butter, stir well. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet, until all the flour mixture is incorporated. Be sure to not over mix ! Pour the banana bread mixture into the baking pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Enjoy ;)