Paris Pastry Shops

I’m the kind of person who always needs a goal. I can’t go aimlessly for a walk, or get out of bed without first thinking up some sort of morning project. Sébastien would claim this is part cultural. “Breakfast in France is simple,” he said the other day as I carried a crate-full of food to the table. […]

Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread (Recipe)

I was going to avoid posting yet another banana bread recipe. I’ve already contributed my fair share of them to the blogosphere, and feel like a forth interpretation may be pushing some sort of unwritten code. My post popular post ever has been about Buckwheat Banana Bread and our oven has baked Spelt Banana Bread […]

A New Look

The Tomato Knife’s taken on a whole new look. Revamping my blog has been one of my pre-occupations as of late. Considering I only seem to find time in random spurts, it’s taken me too long to get it looking the way I want. Bear with me as I continue tweaking here and there, and let […]

Easy Apple Pie (Recipe)

It’s apple season, and I’m looking at a bowl beaming with red.  I’ve stopped buying apples at the grocery store. As a fruit, they have a bad rap, continuously ending up on the “most contaminated fruits and vegetables” lists. Indeed, they’re susceptible to disease and insects seem to love them. Conventional ones are therefore highly […]

Gluten-free Shortbread (Recipe)

Chocolate and seaweed sounds like a strange combination, but it works famously in this gluten-free, salt-free shortbread. Together, chocolate and seaweed almost taste like molasses. I was on a roll last week and tried my hand at making three different types of shortbread. This particular recipe, which came about on an unexpected whim, turned out being […]

What’s Melegueta Pepper?

Our most-recent culinary discovery is poivre maniguette, a spice in the ginger family that has the same fiery property as pepper. Also known in French as poivre du paradis (Grains of Paradise) or poivre de Guinée (Guinea Pepper), Meleguetta Pepper is grown on the Western coast of Africa and is used in many traditional African dishes. […]