Science can be pretty sweet 

I love TED videos and I just saw this one, which is made for my blog: I am a former scientist and I love baking cookies! If you ever wondered what’s happening when you bake cookies, have a look at this.

You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science. Stephanie Warren explains via basic chemistry principles how the dough spreads out, at what temperature we can kill salmonella, and why that intoxicating smell wafting from your oven indicates that the cookies are ready for eating.

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Soft ginger cookies

Last friday night, we went out of cookies, so I baked those soft ginger cookies – until 1.30 am, yes: that’s what I can do when I really want a cookie…! And they were so good, I have to share it with you! I adapted the recipe I found on Joy of Baking with the ingredients I had home. Here it is just for you!

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New Year Wishes!

Happy New Year to all of you! Wherever you are, I hope you had a great time with your family and friends and I wish you all the best for 2014!
I am currently in Japan, spending time with my grand-ma. In Japan, new year (oshōgatsu) is very important and we celebrate it with special food called “osechi”. I struggled but managed to prepare something to make my grand-ma happy! Here are some pictures of what we had yesterday and this morning!

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