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Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake

We have been settling into January at the slowest possible pace, trying to hold onto that feeling we brought back from Italy. Calm. Peace of mind. It didn’t last long – back to work and all that jazz – but we still managed to keep weekends on the resting side after all. There was a lot of sitting around, a lot of cookbook flipping, some reading and some walking. There was a lot of baking, too.

This cake is what we baked the most, by far. It’s nothing fancy, really, but it reminds me of the cake my mum used to make when I was little – that silly-easy cake (the only one she knew how to make, really) that takes a pot of yoghurt as a measuring unit. it’s a classic, but also, a cake that bears some uniqueness – in its aroma as much as in its backstory.

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Salt-Kissed Dark Chocolate Bark with Candied Orange, Almonds and Pistachios

This new year started slow and relaxed as it ended. After the final mad rush that built up to Christmas Eve, everything assumed a more natural pace as soon as we landed in Venice to spend the holidays with my family.

I write this as the Christmas tree sparkles in front of me, a clear morning sky and a bright sun in the background. The air is cold and pungent, perfect to wake you up after a long sleep. One more day off before we get back, a few more hours of festive celebrations. We haven’t quite given up sweets and rich foods for the January detox regime just yet…there is still some panettone left for breakfast, good for dipping into a steamy cup of coffee. There is still Epiphany today, the last day of the holiday season when stockings are filled with sweets and citrus and nuts.

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Breakfast Bulgur with Lemon & Coconut

Early morning is the time of the day I like the most.

Those few minutes of silence and solitude are something I cherish deeply. My mind is clear, my thoughts fast and uncompromising, unadulterated by the bombardment of information coming from all directions as I step out of the door. I try to listen to myself in that short span of quietness and detect what my needs are. Is it warmth that I am craving? Perhaps a steaming bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and sliced apple? Or is it the freshness of muesli and yoghurt? Or maybe the lazy comfort of a thick, fat slice of banana bread dipped in a big mug of piping hot caffelatte?

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Lemon Pound Cake

It really doesn’t seem like springtime at all just yet. This means that I am still in the mood for winter comfort food and for nice teas in front of the fireplace. With sweet, cuddling cakes – rich and buttery. Like this lemon pound cake.

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